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Rockfall on Screaming Turtle Mountain – Yangshuo, China

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Huge rockfall (at 7:05 and 8:41) on a five-pitch route up Screaming Turtle Mountain, Yangshuo, China. The first
four pitches are sport, “with a good number of rusty bolts,” says Jim Althans who submitted the video, but the fifth pitch is “presumably less-travelled”
trad. The first major rock was knocked off by the leader and the second, a large pillar, was pulled off by the second.

“Luckily it was a bushwacking approach and we were on the only route on this mountain,” Althans says, “so there was no one else around and no one was hurt.

“Two close calls and two good lessons in checking properly for loose rock!”