Jun 8, 2011
Yangshuo, China. 2011
He insisted the motorcycle was big enough for us and our climbing gear. All without a word of English...
Aug 02, 2011 @ 06:18:58
yahhhh wahh hoo hooo! brody, total trip to read this. this is arthur, the climber from salt lake, perpetually road-tripping, friends with charlie, duffy, etc. i hope you remember me!
i’m loooking for beta for yangshuo. really now i just want to know if it is easy to acquire gear there, and what the cost approximately is. mostly harness, belay device, and rope!
please let me know. you should be getting my email, otherwise just post on this and i’ll check back.
good luck in your adventures,
Aug 03, 2011 @ 04:37:45
Since I didn’t win the contest in the comment above yours, I have plenty of time to reply.
I hope everything is as awesome as it always has been in your life of climbing. Hard.
Are you in China right now? (without gear!? you travel for reasons besides climbing!?)
Yeah, it’s easy to acquire gear in Yangshuo. It isn’t always a level that I would deem acceptable for safe climbing, but there is perfectly fine gear around (including awesome fake Arc’teryx jackets, Mammut pants, and even, if you’re lucky, BD cams!).
There are a handful of climbing shops, mostly concentrated on a street perpendicular to West Street (the main tourist drag). You won’t miss them. Additionally, a number of the 5-10 guiding shops in town have gear for rent/purchase. I can hook you up with the names of some friends there that, I’m sure, would be happy to climb with you, probably have extra gear, and–in fact–a few of them even have my rope that I left there!
You’re going to love Yangshuo. Especially since it’s your style of climbing. Hard.
Aug 04, 2011 @ 00:51:51
ahh! sick! i’m so psyched. i haven’t climbed for 5 months! (and it will be 6). yes the travel has been for learning yoga, and i suppose just opening myself up to other worlds, which is difficult when obsessed with climbing. and one lesson i’ve learned is that climbing is very very good for me.
yes, please do help me connect with the people in yangshuo. i think you are getting my email address, and i don’t want to post it on the internet, so shoot me an email!
Aug 04, 2011 @ 01:22:18
Where are you?
I’d say that climbing doesn’t make it harder, but EASIER to “open yourself to other worlds.” in fact, I think it’s the perfect reason and method to do so.
Shoot me an email with any more questions that you have and I’ll get right back to you. Enjoy!
Jun 08, 2011 @ 12:08:37
nice pictures, i wanna be there ! by the way, let me invite you to participate in this contest, today we are starting ! http://www.facebook.com/deals4trips