About the book Ever since Todd Skinner explored Moon Hill in the '80s, American climbers have always been curious about the mythical limestone in the far-off land of Yangshuo. Climbers would return with tales of fantastic limestone across a surreal landscape of karst towers. Newly available in the US, Yangshuo Rock helps shed some light on this remarkable destination. This guidebook is indispensable for anyone that has dreamed of traveling to this other-worldly location.
Written in both English and Chinese.
- More than 2000 full-color photographs and 12 detailed maps with helpful locator photos and hotspots.
- 43 crags with over 800 routes organized geographically into 10 areas, from 5.5 to 5.14d
- Complete weather and crag data allows you to get the most out of your time in Yangshuo.
- Travel information straight from the locals who live in Yangshuo.
- General information about 5 other regional climbing locations including Getu and LiMing.
- Chinese history and cultural introductions like folklore and ancestry as well as personal stories from many local climbers.
- Over 30 pages of text portraying the short yet vivid history of how rock climbing began and thrived in China, especially Yangshuo.
About the author Andrew Hedesh
has lived in the Yangshuo region for over 10 years, and can be found with a drill in hand, putting up new routes or fixing old ones. His love for the area is readily conveyed in Yangshuo Rock,
with a percentage of the proceeds of book sales going to local climbing organizations. Learn more about Andrew at Rakkup.com
, where you can also purchase the Yangshuo Rock app.
- Yangshuo Rock: A China Climbing Guide
- 2017 AnZhu Publishing
- by Andrew Hedesh
- 462 full-color pages