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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!

CTAA Calendar 2018 – sport climbing events

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Chinese Taipei Alpine Association has released the 2018 event calendar for sport climbing.  Check the time up and get prepared!

Date

Location

Event Type

Content

Mar. 10 Hsinchu Test CBT test
Mar. 10-11 Hong Kong IFSC Bouldering Asian Cup
Mar. 24-25 Jiayi Competition Jiayi Bouldering Cup
Apr. 1 Keelung Test CBT test
Apr. 15 Taidong Test CBT test
Apr. 21-22 Taipei Competition Neihu sport center spring climbing competition
Apr. 27-29 Hsinchu Certification course Level-C Sport climbing instructor certification course
May 6 Taipei Test CBT test
May 19 Hsinchu Competition Hsinchu Bouldering Cup
May 26-27 Hsinchu National championships National sport climbing championships
Aug. 7-19 Canada IFSC IFSC youth world championships
Sep. 6-16 Austria IFSC IFSC world championships
Sep. 15-16 Taipei National championship National bouldering championship (backup date: November 2-3)
Sep. 29-30 Taipei Competition Neihu sport center autumn climbing competition
Oct. 7 Taipei Test CBT test
Oct. 20 Hsinchu National championships National youth sport climbing championships
Nov. 7-11 Japan IFSC Asian championships
Nov. 17-18 Taoyuan Competition T-up Cup

Note: some dates are subject to change.

Original webpage (in Chinese, released in Dec. 20117)

For more info, please consult CTAA-climbing.

Photo/CTAA-climbing FB

Alpine Direct Training Center Climbing Wall opened in Keelung

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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)

TEL:02-2788-6220,0932-961283

photo/Alpine Direct Training Center FB page.

Neihu sport center reopened

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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!

Long Dong 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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