July 2020: Hornets’ Nests Spotted at Golden Valley
Watch out for hornets around the Bikini Cave and Euro Wall areas. A couple of climbers were attacked by the hornets. Yikes!
15 February 2020: Closure of Grand Auditorium (effective from Feb to end Jun)
The peregrines are territorial and there were past reports of unaware/adamant climbers attacked when they climbed close to their nests in Grand Auditorium.
Keep wildlife wild. Stay away from climbing and flying drones at Grand Auditorium from now till June (or until further updates from officials). Be mindful of climbing at First Cave and topping out on some climbs, e.g. Commissary Crack, since you could gain unwanted attention for climbing at Grand Auditorium mistakenly by visitors from the pavilions above.
June 2019: Climbing Accidents at Long Dong
There have been 3 climbing-related accidents, one in March (Long Lane) and two in May (Music Hall & Grand Auditorium) in Long Dong this year. All three accidents involved climbers falling off their route, and unfortunately in one of the incidents, a climber’s death.
With the summer vacation, there is bound to be more traffic at the crags. In case of emergencies, there’re medical kits stashed in various sectors at LD. Know where they are and how to use them.
Be a responsible climber – climb with care and watch out for one another. Everyone holds the duty to ensure his/her safety, and to protect the very place we climb in.
Check out the link below for locations of medical kits in LD
Thanks to the peeps from Taiwan.Rocks.net for the writeup!
7 March 2019: Closure of Grand Auditorium (effective from Feb to end Jun)
Once again, Grand Auditorium is closed for the yearly nesting season of the local peregrines. Please refrain from climbing and flying drones at this sector. Be mindful of climbing at First Cave and topping out on some climbs, e.g. Commissary Crack, since you could gain unwanted attention for climbing at Grand Auditorium mistakenly by visitors from the pavilions above.
December 2018: Coach Demonstrates @Back Door is Closed
A pull test was carried out on all bolts of Coach Demonstrates (Route #60, Backdoor) and the first bolt failed the test. Climbers should refrain from using the bolts for climbing, or back up the bolts with gear.
*Updated in May 2019: The first bolt is replaced with a new Titanium bolt
August 2018: Rock Falls at Golden Valley & Long Lane
Rock falls were observed at the following sites. No casualties are reported.
- 31 Aug: Golden Valley
Location: Dragon Boat Wall (pg 80 & 81)
Routes: Aus der Traum (#171 & #172) & Yosemite Crack (#173)
Cause: Dislodged by climber
- 25 Aug: Golden Valley
Location: Golden Valley Central, Black Wall (pg 70 & 71)
Routes: Black-Faced Man (#140), West Coast (#141), I Love Taiwan (#142) & East Coast (#143)
Cause: Dislodged by climber
- 12 Aug: Long Lane
Location: Long Lane (pg 218 & 219)
Routes: Heping (#440) & Fear Only Fear Itself (#441)
Cause: Act of natureReminders:
1. Always wear a helmet, especially where other parties are climbing nearby
2. Check the integrity of rocks before use
3. Shout for “rock” when you dislodge a rock. Alert people around you
18 April 2018: Amendment to Time Schedule of Bus 1811
Please take note of the following changes to the bus schedule of Kuokuang Bus 1811 from Taipei Main Station to Longdong. The first bus now departs the terminal at 8.50am (instead of 8.20am) and the next one comes at 10.20am (no more bus at 9.20am).
For buses from Longdong back to Taipei Main Station, these are the timings that depart from the terminal, so add about 1.5hr to the timings below for arrivals at Longdong
These timings apply to weekdays, weekends & national holidays unless otherwise stated.
10 April 2018: Closure of Grand Auditorium (effective from Feb to end Jun)