Cat Ba Day 5

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Tiger's Corner

Tiger’s Corner.

On our final day, we climbed a 2 pitch route called What Goes Up Must Come Down (5b) on Tiger’s Corner. Sharp AF but otherwise quite aesthetic. Just as we were getting used to karst limestone trad (an initially unnerving experience), the climbing was done. We got to try stand up paddle boarding in the afternoon – liked it so much that Shirley’s thinking about getting a couple of boards at home. We were back in Hanoi that evening and once again too late to sample the recommended eateries. I have to add that the food on Cat Ba was very underwhelming – too touristy perhaps and we did not have solid beta on where to go that would be more local.

Photos

Ha Long Bay

On the junk boat (Nov. 2018).

 

Tiger's Corner

Tiger’s Corner formation. What Goes Up Must Come Down starts up the slab down low and follows the arete just left of the clean face and corner (Nov. 2018).

 

Tiger's Corner

Shirley belaying me on What Goes Up Must Come Down route on Tiger’s Corner.  Nice, calm seas (Nov. 2018).

 

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Looking back at Shirley, Chu Bien and Andrew from the lead of pitch 1 of What Goes Up Must Come Down route (Nov. 2018).

 

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The easy slab opener of What Goes Up Must Come Down. Photo by Andrew (Nov. 2018).

 

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Leading pitch one. Photo by Andrew (Nov. 2018).

 

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A closer look – thanks Andrew!

 

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Shirley starting up the route (Nov. 2018).

 

Tiger's Corner

Shirley starting up the route. Photo by Andrew (Nov. 2018).

 

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Shirley climbing pitch 1. Photo by Andrew (Nov. 2018).

 

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Shirley on pitch 1 (Nov. 2018).

 

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Shirley following pitch 1 (Nov. 2018).

 

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Shirley arriving at the belay (Nov. 2018).

 

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Shirley arriving at the belay (Nov. 2018).

 

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Shirley following pitch 2. Not as bushwhacky as this photo would suggest (Nov. 2018).

 

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Almost at the top (Nov. 2018).

 

Tiger's Corner

View of Tiger Beach and Screw Loose formation across the water (Nov. 2018).

 

Tiger's Corner

Shirley at the top (Nov. 2018).

 

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Rapping back into the boat (Nov. 2018).

 

Tiger's Corner

Almost time to (over)eat (Nov. 2018).

 

Tiger's Corner

Back on the basket boat (Nov. 2018).

 

Ha Long Bay

Shirley and Chu Bien (Nov. 2018).

 

Ha Long Bay

A bit of SUP in Ha Long Bay (Nov. 2018).

 

Ha Long Bay

Human activity in Ha Long Bay (Nov. 2018).

 

Ha Long Bay

Things really are quite dense close to the port (Nov. 2018).

 

Ha Long Bay

Ha Long Bay sights (Nov. 2018).

 

Ha Long Bay

Ha Long Bay (Nov. 2018).

 

Ha Long Bay

A large floating settlement near to the port (Nov. 2018).

 

Cat Ba

Making friends in a Cat Ba coffee shop before we depart (Nov. 2018).

 

Cat Ba

The ferry was a little bit crowded.  Mainland-bound (Nov. 2018).

 

Cat Ba

Leaving Cat Ba Island after 5 fun days of climbing (Nov. 2018).

 

Hanoi

Back in Hanoi in the evening (Nov. 2018).

 

Hanoi

A recommended noodle place that was not serving food anymore once we got there (Nov. 2018).

 

Hanoi

Settling for some random stir fry place during our quick night in Hanoi (Nov. 2018).

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