Long Dong, Taiwan (龍洞,台灣)

 

 Recently, I went to Long Dong near Taipei to climb for 2 days. We rented a car and got lost multiple times the first day due to complicated signage in Taiwan. The second day went much smoother.

The first day was cold and cloudy. But I didn’t take any photos because I was massively hungover and slept on a rock practically all day. We went to Backyard Crag and stayed there until it was pitch black. The grades were quite stiff.


The second day I was feeling much better and we went to Long Lane. It was very nice and I took a 7m whipper twice, which was probably the most I had fallen in my life. The first time was terrifying as I wasn’t sure if I would smack my face on the corner. Luckily I fell past that.


That is it. I really enjoyed climbing in Long Dongg but the weather there is so fickle and once it rains, all rotes get wet. I would like to go again but maybe try Trad next time! Logistically wise, we rented a car and sleeped in Taipei. It was very convenient, one could have bussed or stayed at the hostel but we enjoyed the night markets of Taipei.

mcOverland

Hong Kong. Travel. Climb. In that order.

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