Although I have already been here before, it’s still on the bucket list as last time I failed miserably, and ended assailing 300m off the cliff face into the dark, fatigued, hungry, and cold. The place just looks like something a 6 year old would draw when drawing mountains: massive pointy peaks poking out of a vast range of rolling landscape. There is one particular route that is a must on visiting this face ‘Visite Obligatoire’: a 12 pitch route up the middle of the face which leaves you balancing on the point of it’s summit. Brilliant.
So over the years many places have come into conversation or have briefly been visited… I’ve never really kept track, which annoys me greatly, so this maybe as good-a-place as any to start one! Top of the list, is one that I recently discovered, the Kursts in China! Looks absolutely stunning, not only have I never seen rock formations like it, the surrounding area is so beautiful, and the culture must be so different to anything I’ve know to date. Cedar Wright captures it nicely in this National Geographic article: