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New bus stop at Schoolgate of Long Dong

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Photo from The Bivy FB post

There is a new local bus stop at Hemei Elementary School near Schoolgate of Long Dong! It is mini bus No. 886.  Check the timetable and route map for details.

Schedule for buses from Ruifang train station:
Weekdays: 5:40, 6:25, 7:30, 9:20, 10:40, 11:40, 15:05, 16:00
Weekends & Holidays: 6:25, 7:30, 9:20, 10:40, 11:40

Schedule for buses from Hemei Elementary School:
Weekdays: 6:00, 6:50, 7:55, 9:45, 11:10, 12:10, 15:30, 16:25
Weekends & Holidays: 6:50, 7:55, 9:45, 11:10, 12:10

Civic Bouldering Gym in Taipei has been expanded

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Civic Bouldering Gym in Taipei has been expanded to twice as big than before.  The new area, equipped with beautiful, new holds, bouldering problems, good wall design, and big space for training / stretching, is opening from 18:00 on Feb. 18, 2019.  The price will be raised in the future.  Please check the official FB page for updates.

Photo from Civic official FB page.

T-Up Bouldering Cups for 2019!

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T-Up Climbing has scheduled 5 bouldering cups in 2019. They will be held in different gyms from northern to southern Taiwan! Please check the official website for details.

Online signup form

Schedule:

Feb. 16, 2019.  Location: High Fun, Tainan. Signup until Feb. 6.

Mar. 30, 2019. Location: Stone, New Taipei. Signup until Mar. 20.

May 25, 2019. Location: B-plus, Taichung. Signup until May 15.

Jul. 27, 2019. Location: T-Up Wanhua, Taipei. Signup until Jul. 17.

Nov. 23-24, 2019. Location: T-Up Yangmei, Taoyuan. Signup until Nov. 13.

(Photo/T-up website)

Bonus Bouldering Gym Rope Technique Competition on March 1-2, 2019

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Bonus Bouldering Gym is going to have the first annual rope technique competition!  It will be held on March 01-02, 2019, with competition in the daytime and BBQ party + some bouldering in the evening.  Have fun & make progress & relax in the beautiful nature of Hualien! Anyone who is capable of double rope technique (DRT) is welcomed to signup.

Signup until Feb. 23, 2019. For more details please check BONUS FB page.

photo / BONUS FB page

Climber Fang Hsiang from Taiwan has just solved a V13 bouldering problem “Deep Blue Sea”

Climber Fang Hsiang from Taiwan has just solved a V13 bouldering problem “Deep Blue Sea” in Black Cave near Sydney, Australia.  It is very likely the first time a Taiwanese reached this grade.  Take a look at the great short video clip!  The first half of the film is a record of more than 50 failed attempts in 6 days, which is what we all know too well about bouldering: Keep falling; keep trying; learn and make progress from it!

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(photo from the video)