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East Face Route

East Face Route

East Face Route

Page Type: Route

Location: Sichuan Province, China, Asia

Lat/Lon: 31.00000°N / 103.00000°E

Object Title: East Face Route

Route Type: Technical Rock Climb

Time Required: A few days

Difficulty: Very hard

Route Quality: 
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Page By: Kenzo Okawa

Created/Edited: Apr 11, 2003 / Apr 14, 2003

Object ID: 157940

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Build a base camp in the riverside of Long Terrace river (3700m) in the lower right of the photograph.
It is the place that called Muluozi Terrace. It takes 1 day form Rilong Town. There is one small hut.
You will climed up on the east ridge to the top. The east ridge is right hand side of the photograph.
In Rilong Town, you can employs porters and horses to the base. The fee is as follows:
Porter : around $15 each day.
Horse : around $30 each day.

Route Description

Cross the Long Terrace river to the left bank.
Climb the gorge, pass through a wooded area. Then you stand at the foot of East Face.
After that you will have to find the route yourself.
For someone with climbing experience, it should be not so hard.
After climbing to the summit, you can climb down the west face.
At the lower part of west face, you will find Lake Pomiu (4500m) which most people do not get to see.
Decend more, and walk out to the side of Long Terrace river (3600m). On the way to the river, there are two hut.
It will take 1 hour from this point to reach base camp.

Essential Gear

Special gear needed to climb up to the top.
In summer season, usually no snow. But being a mountain there can always be unusual weather including snow fall.
In spring, fall and winter, the route is covered by snow and ice.

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