Eben Farnworth on first ascent of Dancing with Dragons (FFA by Darryl Kralovic, 5.10d), Lisu East Buttress. Darryl Kralovic

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By Mike DobieChina, mdobie012@gmail.com

Loajunshan National Park, rock climbing.

Austin and Laoiju Stringham have opened a sandstone trad climbing area in northwest Yunnan Province. Accessed through the town of Liming (2,100m), two and a half hours drive west of the major city Lijiang, the sandstone walls lie within Loajunshan National Park in the Three Gorges scenic region. The pair worked tirelessly to gain access for rock climbers, which was eventually granted by the Chinese Government in November 2010…(read more)