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NCHU Cup Held on May 5, 2018

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NCHU Cup “Climbing Race” of lead climbing competition is going to be held on May 5, 2018 in NCHU (National Chung Hsing University), Taichung.   All climbers, especially beginners, are encouraged to join!

More Info & Sign Up 

Wanyi Shih sent Golden Legend 5.13c/d

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After numerous tries, Wanyi Shih has finally sent the classic testpiece of Long Dong – Golden Legend 5.13c/d.  This is the first ascent of the route by a Taiwanese female.  Congrats!

 

Photo/Tigar Lin

Neihu Spring Lead Competition on Apr. 22, 2018

Neihu Spring Lead Competition will be held on Apr. 22, 2018.  This is the first comp after the reopening of the sport center.  More Details and Sign-up link.

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Photo/Climbing Neihu FB page

Seasonal Closure of Grand Auditorium in Long Dong since March 2018

 

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The breeding season of protected peregrine falcons has started. Please DO NOT CLIMBING in Grand Auditorium in Long Dong from March 2018 to the end of June, or when the fledgling leave the nest.

More info here.

Photo/Y.H.Hsu

Paul Foster’s Long Dong guidebook

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Paul Foster(傅抱仁), a sinologist and rock climber, is also a participant in the development of Long Dong 30 years ago.  He did some impressive FAs, such as “One Way Ticket,” and, moreover, is the first person who systematically compiled the topos and route information of Long Dong.  You may call it the first LD guidebook.  Before that, there were only scattered topo pages or booklets.  The names of climbing areas that are so familiar to us today, such as Back Door or Grand Auditorium, are also formally recorded for the first time in this book.

This guidebook is now scanned  into an PDF file that is open for download for everyone interested in the history of Long Dong.  Many, many thanks to Ta-chi Wang, who shared the original documents, and Maurice Chen, who took the tedious task of electronification!