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Neihu sport center reopened

27624920_1746836092043182_6607902345566854643_oAfter a four-month break, Neihu sport center is finally reopened this month!

As one of the biggest lead climbing walls in Taipei, it is still run by Outdoor Taiwan (光合作用).   Looking forward to interesting routes and exciting competitions that are going to be hosted here!

LD New Routes series – Blade 刀

There are some good new routes in Long Dong that is not in the guidebook!

Blade 刀, Music Hall (Whale’s Head), trad 5.11-

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How to Use Ram’s Horns

There are quite a few ram’s horns top anchors in Long Dong.  But do you really know how to use them? Here is an instruction videoDO NOT MISUSE THEM. DO NOT USE RAM’S HORNS FOR TOP ROPING!

111346457_large_1494348684Left: setup for lowering. Right: setup for top roping. Do not mix them up. photo source

Further reading: How to use top anchor for top roping, cleaning, and lowering

Becoming a Better Climber

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Dominik Lorenz cruises a balancy route in the Long Lane – photo Moriteam

Author: Jean Paul De Villiers

There seems to be a belief that a good climber is a strong climber, and by strong I mean someone who can climb 5.13. Routes this hard require impressive strength and consummate skill, and those who climb such lines inspire awe in the rest of us. However, strength and skill are only two of the many qualities indispensable to the well-rounded rock climber.

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“Rock Climbing Taiwan” 2016 — an English guidebook of many climbing areas across Taiwan

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“Rock Climbing Taiwan” is written in 2016 by Nathan Ball.  It contains a great deal of information  of many climbing areas that had scattered or only word-of-mouth information before, including details and topos of Rehai 熱海, Shoushan 壽山, Heren 和仁, Kenting 墾丁大尖山, and the big wall of Zhenshan 針山大岩壁.  Many new routes and new areas in Long Dong, Rehai and Shoushan that have been put up in recent years are also included in this ebook.

Thanks to all those help putting up and making records of these areas and routes.  There are indeed still many places in Taiwan with great climbing potential!

*Note: Some climbing areas in this ebook are located in restricted zones and may require a permit.

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