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Deep Water and Sport Climbing in Vietnam

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DWS in Hang Du, Halong Bay, Vietnam

DWS in Hang Du, Halong Bay, Vietnam

Kayaking in Hang Ca, Lan Ha Bay, Vietnam

Kayaking in Hang Ca, Lan Ha Bay, Vietnam

Psicobloc in Hang Ca, Lan Ha Bay, Vietnam

Psicobloc in Hang Ca, Lan Ha Bay, Vietnam

Psicobloc in Hang Ca, Lan Ha Bay, Vietnam

Psicobloc in Hang Ca, Lan Ha Bay, Vietnam

Boats in Lan Ha Bay, Vietnam

Boats in Lan Ha Bay, Vietnam

Deep Water Soloing in Dao Dau Be, Lan Ha Bay, Vietnam

Deep Water Soloing in Dao Dau Be, Lan Ha Bay, Vietnam

Deep Water Soloing in Dao Dau Be, Lan Ha Bay, Vietnam

Deep Water Soloing in Dao Dau Be, Lan Ha Bay, Vietnam

Lan Ha bay landscape, Vietnam

Lan Ha bay landscape, Vietnam

DWS in Hang Du, Halong Bay, Vietnam

DWS in Hang Du, Halong Bay, Vietnam

DWS in Hang Du, Halong Bay, Vietnam

DWS in Hang Du, Halong Bay, Vietnam

Landscape

Landscape

Deep Water Soloing in Mekong Cave 1947, Dao Dau Be, Lan Ha Bay, Vietnam

Deep Water Soloing in Mekong Cave 1947, Dao Dau Be, Lan Ha Bay, Vietnam

DWS in Lan Ha Bay, Vietnam, by tOine

DWS in Lan Ha Bay, Vietnam, by tOine

Looking for the 1st holds, ready for a no-foot boat start. Hurry up before the boat sinks! by tOine

Looking for the 1st holds, ready for a no-foot boat start. Hurry up before the boat sinks! by tOine

A fall by tOine

A fall by tOine

Psicobloc in Yen Ngua, Halong Bay, Vietnam

Psicobloc in Yen Ngua, Halong Bay, Vietnam

Psicobloc in Yen Ngua, Halong Bay, Vietnam

Psicobloc in Yen Ngua, Halong Bay, Vietnam

Psicobloc in Yen Ngua, Halong Bay, Vietnam

Psicobloc in Yen Ngua, Halong Bay, Vietnam

Ba Trai Do beach, Lan Ha Bay, Vietnam

Ba Trai Do beach, Lan Ha Bay, Vietnam

Psicobloc in Nam Cat, Lan Ha Bay, Vietnam

Psicobloc in Nam Cat, Lan Ha Bay, Vietnam

Sunset

Sunset

Deep Water Soloing in Mekong Cave 1947, Dao Dau Be, Lan Ha Bay, Vietnam

Deep Water Soloing in Mekong Cave 1947, Dao Dau Be, Lan Ha Bay, Vietnam

Sport routes in Taxi Girl, Hang Tien Ong, Halong Bay, Vietnam

Sport routes in Taxi Girl, Hang Tien Ong, Halong Bay, Vietnam

Sport routes in Taxi Girl, Hang Tien Ong, Halong Bay, Vietnam

Sport routes in Taxi Girl, Hang Tien Ong, Halong Bay, Vietnam

The Face, Dao Dau Be, Lan Ha Bay, Vietnam

The Face, Dao Dau Be, Lan Ha Bay, Vietnam

Sport Route on the Face, Dao Dau Be, Lan Ha Bay, Vietnam

Sport Route on the Face, Dao Dau Be, Lan Ha Bay, Vietnam

Abseiling from Van Boi top, Lan Ha Bay, Vietnam

Abseiling from Van Boi top, Lan Ha Bay, Vietnam

Living boat

Living boat

Sport Route in Butterfly Valley, Lien Minh, Cat Ba Island, Vietnam

Sport Route in Butterfly Valley, Lien Minh, Cat Ba Island, Vietnam

Sport Route in Butterfly Valley, Lien Minh, Cat Ba Island, Vietnam

Sport Route in Butterfly Valley, Lien Minh, Cat Ba Island, Vietnam

Big up for Jeremy, the author of most of these pics

Big up for Jeremy, the author of most of these pics

View from the top of Van Boi, Lan Ha Bay, Vietnam

View from the top of Van Boi, Lan Ha Bay, Vietnam

Deep Water Soloing in Mekong Cave 1947, Dao Dau Be, Lan Ha Bay, Vietnam

Deep Water Soloing in Mekong Cave 1947, Dao Dau Be, Lan Ha Bay, Vietnam

Spiderman checking out DWS in Halong Bay

Spiderman checking out DWS in Halong Bay

Deep Water Soloing in Mekong Cave 1947, Dao Dau Be, Lan Ha Bay, Vietnam

Deep Water Soloing in Mekong Cave 1947, Dao Dau Be, Lan Ha Bay, Vietnam

Deep Water Soloing in Mekong Cave 1947, Dao Dau Be, Lan Ha Bay, Vietnam

Deep Water Soloing in Mekong Cave 1947, Dao Dau Be, Lan Ha Bay, Vietnam

A thinker in Halong Bay, Vietnam

A thinker in Halong Bay, Vietnam

Bouldering on a beach, Lan Ha Bay, Vietnam

Bouldering on a beach, Lan Ha Bay, Vietnam

Slo from SloPony bouldering in Butterfly Valley, Lien Minh, Cat Ba Island, Vietnam

Slo from SloPony bouldering in Butterfly Valley, Lien Minh, Cat Ba Island, Vietnam

Deep Water and Sport Climbing in Vietnam

Yen Ngua panorama, Halong Bay, Vietnam

Deep Water and Sport Climbing in Vietnam

Photos by Tontonbebel, Ong Da, tOine, R. Burns, and Jean Branly courtesy of Dong Chi / vietclimb.comIt’s very simple: take a flight to Vietnam. From Hanoi, take a packed bus to Haiphong, and then a packed speedboat to Cat Ba island. Then pick your own boat, fill it with climbing shoes, Halida beers, chalk and sexy swimsuits. Open your eyes and enter the game. Sit start from a former USSR kayak (watch your balance), campus up to the lip of the roof, heel hook, stand up, and you’re already pumped! Now, you’re really in the game. By the way, you’ve been had, there is no exit. The more you climb, the higher you fall.

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