Video: Rock Climbing China’s White Mountain

In this video, we’ll head to China’s White Mountains to go rock climbing with Liu Yongbang, one of that country’s promising young climbers. Yongbang, who is also known as “Abond” in climbing circles, attempts a route called Hot Dumpling, which has a rating of 5.14d. For those who don’t know, that would put it amongst the most difficult climbs on the planet. Along the way, we’ll get some unforgettable footage of the surrounding countryside as well, giving us a glimpse of some of China’s great climbing opportunities, which are often overlooked.

Kraig Becker