Sailing Boat in Ha Long Bay, Kayaking in Ha Long Bay

Ha Long

Introduction to Ha Long Bay

A UNESCO world heritage site and truly a natural wonder –  Halong Bay is made up of over 3000 limestone karsts that soar skyward out of calm emerald waters. Within the islands of the Bay there are hundreds of beautiful caves, including many famous names such as Thien Cung, Dau Go, Sung Sot, Tam Cung and Bo Nau.

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Rock Climbing - Deep Water Soloing in Cat Ba - Ha Long Bay.

There are over 3000 limestone islands in the Ha Long bay region of Vietnam and we hardly scratchedthe surface in our two week quest to explore them. It’s unusual to spend an entire Climbing trip on a boat, but then it’s unusual to do over 40 new routes without using a rope. 

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Excursion and Price (USD): See detailed

To reach the climbing routes in Ha Long Bay and Lan Ha Bay a sailing boat (with engine) and a small bamboo rowing boat are needed.

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Our Ha Long Bay Climbing Experience

A big thank you to Cat Ba Ventures for making deep water soling possible in Ha Long Bay. Having heard many tales of dubious tour operator in Cat Ba, we were surprise when every local we spoke to pointed us in one direction; Tung and Cat Ba Ventures. So we took the plunge and booked a three day excursion.

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Climbing Areas & Topographic Routes

Taxi Girl wall: 10mm inox expansion bolts. Sai Gon Wall: Chemical bolts, , 2 rings on the top route, 2 hard routes. It was discovered by Tim Emmett and Neil Gresham since 2003 and rebolted on April 2008. Van Boi Beach 10 mm inox expenson bolts, very safe, 2 years old. Discovered by 2 French expart living in Hanoi. Ba Trai Dao: 6b, 7a

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Bungalow in Cat Ba island, Ha Long Bay, Camping in Cat Ba, Ha Long Bay

Nam Cat Island is a small island in Lan Ha Bay and part of the Cat Ba Island World Biosphere Reserve. It has scenic seascapes surrounded by a ring of limestone mountains, white sandy beaches with crystal clean water and a wide variety of flora and fauna.

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