A handy guide to climbing clubs in the PRD:
Built in 2006, Qingtian is the largest facility of its kind in Guangzhou. With 300 square meters of standard outdoor climbing walls, including cliff and other types, and 150 square meters of standard indoor climbing walls, it is easily the city’s most popular club. It is also regarded as the most professional in Guangzhou, with training from pros available.
With six 22-meter artificial rock faces, Olympic Center Climbing Club boasts the highest man-made climbing walls in China. Three types of structure allow beginners, intermediates and experts to discover their ideal route to the top.
Unlike other venues with their all-gray equipment, Kailas offers a bit of glam with colored walls. Established three years ago, it is more than just a place with climbing and bouldering walls – it also rocks a bouldering equipment shop and is a great place to meet other similarly inclined hobbyists.
Reputedly the largest climbing locale in Guangdong province, Xiantong offers both wall climbing and rock climbing excursions, including a 15-meter ascent (classified as difficult) and six 4-meter bouldering options that meet international standards, as well as a 13-meter speed route.
Close to Shekou Wal-Mart, Bosheng is probably one of the most convenient climbing clubs in town. Six routes – three difficult and three speed – are complemented by a bouldering wall.