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Watch Out for Loose Rocks in Long Dong!

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Rocks in some areas of LD are more unstable. Be careful when you climb in these areas, such as the Grand Auditorium (as shown in this photo).

In May 2019, two rock climbing accidents occurred in LD, leading to one death and two seriously injured.  The causes are still under investigation.  For now, only one thing is clear: these accidents are highly likely related to loose rocks.  The big earthquake in April had shaken down some huge blocks of rock in various areas of LD. What’s more, heavy, concentrated rainfall in late May might also have made rocks everywhere more unstable.

Please consider the following as you go climbing in LD:

1.Avoid climbing in loose-rock areas.

2.Wear a helmet.

3.Use auto-braking or auto-locking belay devices.

4.The belayer and all who are at the base of rock walls should identify the spots that can shelter them from potential rockfall, such as small overhangs nearby.

For the more info, please follow the FB page “LD Rescue Project” (mostly in Chinese)

Here is the preliminary report for the accident on May 5, 2019. (in Chinese)

Bonus Bouldering Cup on June 29-30, 2019

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The 5th Bonus Bouldering Cup is going to be held on Jun. 29-30 in Bonus Bouldering Gym in Hualien.  Anyone who loves bouldering and/or delicious food is welcome to join!  Detailed info and signup here.

Mega STONE is going to open on June 1, 2019

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Merely 2 months after the closure of STONE bouldering gym, Mega STONE is going to (re)open on June 1! Please follow the official FB page for more update. From May 18 to May 30, discount tickets can be booked online.  Check here for the info on opening hours, price list, and more special offers.

Photo/Mega STONE FB

 

The Little Rock Beginners’ Bouldering Cup on June 22 2019

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The Little Rock bouldering gym will hold Beginners’ Cup on June 22, 2019.  All beginners (from V0!) are welcome to join! For details and signup please check the official FB page (in Chinese).

Photo from the official FB page

2019 National Sport Climbing Championships to be held on June 15-16

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National Sport Climbing Championships have been announced and will be held on June 15-16. Signup is open until May 30. More details and signup form (in Chinese)