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UKC Articles - on 01 Jun 2017
The eyes have it. Nick engrossed in Soul’s Awakening	, 3 kbLiam Postlethwaite lets us in on China's best kept secret: Liming

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Tom Last - on 01 Jun 2017
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Well, that looks the business.
bensilvestre - on 01 Jun 2017
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Looks brilliant liam! And good article, made me well keen
L rubytoos on 02 Jun 2017
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Liming's ace. Well worth the effort to get to. Couple of things to add. 'The Firewall' has had a repeat. Enzo Oddo ticked it off pretty quickly when he was there earlier this year. And there's also a limestone sport climbing area in Shigu just 60km away if you want a break from stuffing body parts in cracks. Currently 180 routes grade 5.7 to 5.14a and a few multipitch routes. Huge potential and a number of active bolters resident in the valley. Well worth a trip if you're visiting Liming.
rpc on 02 Jun 2017
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"And there's also a limestone sport climbing area in Shigu just 60km away"
Anything online (or otherwise) with more beta on this place?

Nice article!
L rubytoos on 02 Jun 2017
In reply to rpc:

climbshigu.com has info in English and Chinese. They have a climbers' hostel and do a lot of bolting. Basic route guide also available climbshigu.com/climb/topos.html


Hambo - on 09 Jun 2017
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Liming and Shigu are both excellent. Highly recommended !

Here is the facebook page for the climber's hostel in Shigu. https://www.facebook.com/Stone-Drum-House-704227753043677/

Great place, lovely people.

If you pass through Kunming there is good steep bolted limestone near the city too: http://kunmingrock.com/
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ThunderBeest - on 13 Jun 2017
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When you talk about long approaches how intense and long does that mean? Do you get as trashed from the walking as from the climbing?
Matt Cooke - on 13 Jun 2017
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The approaches aren't that bad. Dinner wall, above the village in the second photo, is one of the closest with a roughly 20 minute uphill walk in through grass/scrub. A lot of the other crags are about the same distance from the road but can be a couple of miles up the road from the village. We either got a lift from the couple running Faraway or hitched.

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