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Alpine Direct Training Center Climbing Wall opened in Keelung


Alpine Direct Training Center  (拔山攀登訓練中心) in Keelung is opened!  It features an indoor 11-meter high lead climbing wall.  Open on weekends from 09:00 to 17:00.  Price List; single entry for NTD 250.  For more info please check the FB page.

Address: No.12, Leli 3rd St., Anle Dist., Keelung City (基隆市安樂區樂利三街12號,尚志貨櫃場)


photo/Alpine Direct Training Center FB page.

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


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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