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Let an expert guide show you the ropes of trad climbing at Long Dong, one of Asia’s best trad climbing destinations. Focus on gear placement and anchor building in a single pitch setting during this two-day workshop and learn how to climb safely on these breathtaking cliffs. The best routes for climbers learning trad are in Golden Valley, but there are plenty of other classic trad routes ranging from 5.4-5.11a.
Day 1: Skill assessment and climbing
Your adventure will start off with your guide assessing your skills and establishing a baseline for individual goals. You’ll start working on gear placements and anchor building in a single-pitch setting to learn how to stay safe on the rocks. Return to your accommodations and prepare for the next day on the rocks.
Day 2: Reviewing skills from yesterday
On the second day, you’ll review the skills you learned yesterday and cement the techniques your guide showed you. Climb some of the classic routes on Long Dong’s solid rocks.
57hours is committed to providing safe outdoor adventure experiences. We require all guides using our platform to have a COVID-19 safety plan and to make the details of that plan accessible to travelers. In most cases, group sizes will be reduced, guides will avoid overcrowded locations, and other safety measures will be met depending on the location and activity.
We also expect clients to respect local regulations and take measures to protect themselves, guides and the communities they’re traveling to. For more information on COVID-19 measures at Long Dong, Taiwan, please refer to the UK Government’s Entry Requirements for Taiwan website, Taiwan’s Bureau of Consular Affairs and Taiwan Centers for Disease Control.
Please contact us if you have any questions or require further information. We are happy to provide you with the most up-to-date information!
What you get on this adventure:
What’s not included:
If you can climb a ladder, you’re good to go. Being in good shape is always a plus but far from necessary. Rock climbing is all about using good movement technique rather than muscling up a cliff using brute strength. To ensure you have a fun day, your guide will choose routes that best suit your skill and fitness level.
Long Dong has plenty of options for beginner climbers. Whether you’ve never climbed before or are transitioning from the gym to outdoor climbing, your guide will customize the day to suit your skill level and objectives. With a guide by your side, you’ll learn something new, stay safe on the rocks, and most importantly, have fun!
For intermediate to advanced climbers, Long Dong has loads of routes to spend the day on. Your guide will discuss your objectives and customize the day to your goals. Let your guide plan the day so you can focus on developing your skills while climbing the classic routes or best hidden gems the area has to offer.
All technical climbing equipment will be provided by your guiding service. However, if you have your own gear, feel free to bring it. You’ll need:
Here’s a list of the equipment we suggest you bring:
Dress comfortably and for the weather in clothes you can move in. We suggest bringing clothing appropriate for the season. Layers are best and don’t wear jeans.
Group sizes and prices:
Climbing days at Long Dong, Taiwan, can be arranged for bigger groups. Contact us prior to booking.
Min. age requirements:
If your group has climbers under the age of 18, contact us prior to booking to make arrangements.
Once the trip is confirmed by the guide, the cancellation policy stated below applies.
To get to Long Dong, Taiwan, most people fly into Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, 1.5 hours from Long Dong. From there, you can rent a car, or get to Taipei Main Station and take a bus from there. You can also take a train from Taipei Main Station to Keelung and transfer to the local bus 791.
Once you and your guide agree on the details of your itinerary, your guide will suggest the best place to meet, whether that’s at the guide shop or a predetermined location. The guide will choose the appropriate terrain dependent on conditions and the ability of the group.