Fabian making some cool moves on a 7b at Diamond Wall, Shigu, China.
June having a rest and checking the line at RiTan Wall, Shigu, China.
The big cave has steep tufa filled lines and beautiful views.
The Rainbow Wall in Shigu, China with slopy holds and technical climbing.
Beautiful orange rock with tufas like dripping candle wax at the Diamond wall, Shigu, China.
June climbing a 6c on the edge of the cave, Shigu, China.
Tim lost in a sea of tufas and conglomerate rock at the Flying Squirrel, Shigu, China.
Howard enjoying the crimpy climbs at RiTan Wall, Shigu, China.
Mark high up on the Socks Wall.
Simon enjoying the long tufa at the top of Double Dragon, on the socks wall.
Peter high up on the 6th pitch of the Lonely Sherpa in Shigu, China.
Laelia enjoying the winter sun at the Water Wall, Shigu, China.
Gugu gritting his teeth on a 7b at the Rainbow Wall.
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The hostel is quite literally surrounded by rock. The quantity of rock is mind blowing and we believe that after a few years development it could become one of China's top climbing destinations.

Right now there are more than 200 bolted sport routes, 8 trad lines, and five multi pitch routes. The routes are spread across 10 areas, all of which are within easy walking distance of the hostel. The closest area is only 15 minutes walk and the furthest is forty minutes walk.

With year round average temperatures of 15 degrees the climate is perfectly suited to climbing.
The dry season is from from October to May when it's dry and sunny nearly every day.
However, the best time for climbing is in the winter from November to February. During this time it can be cold in the night (0 to 5 degrees), but during the day with the sun out it can regularly reach 20 degrees, and climbing in a t-shirt is possible.
The hottest months are April to June, with daytime temperatures in the mid to high 20s.
From mid June to Septepmer it's the rainy season. During this time it seems to either rain lightly all day, or be dry in the morning with heavy showers in the afternoon. Despite the rain, there aren't many days when climbing is not possible. Some areas are climbable even in heavy rain, more areas are climbable in light rain, and all of the rock dries very quickly.

Access Fee


After the initial development in 2014 climbing was banned in the valley. Due to the hard work of Shigu Climbing Base (a local outdoor activities centre) the valley is now open again for climbing. An agreement has been made between the villagers, the local government and the climbers. Part of the agreement is that everyone coming for climbing must pay 20RMB. This is valid for 2 weeks. The money goes to the villages and will be used for the benefit of local people. 20RMB is really not a lot of money if it means we get to climb in this amazing place.