Taiwan has plenty to offer keen rock climbers and mountaineers. Long Dong, in the north of Taiwan, is the country’s premier rock climbing destination; it is about an hour from Taipei. It is an extensive sandstone cliff offering around 500 sport and traditional climbing routes. Being by the sea, it is also a popular deep-water solo climbing location. The cliffs are up to 70m high and there are routes suitable for both beginners and experienced climbers. Numerous climbing guide services operate in the area.
Other popular destinations include Big Cannon Cliff at Yangming Mountain in Taipei, an area of small volcanic cliffs suitable for bouldering and top roping, and GuanziLing, a sport climbing area in Tainan. There are also numerous indoor climbing walls offering both lead climbing and bouldering around the country.