John E. Duran
  • 62, Male
  • Wuhan, Hubei
  • China, mainland
  • Wuhan, Hubei, China
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"Well! It has been a while since I have been here. Developing new lead climbs (sport and trad) in Changping District, Beijing, China!"
Feb 13, 2016

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SPECIFIC CRAGS (please, not generic locations such as countries, regions, cities, towns, ...) CONVENIENT for me to climb, far from my location too (This is an ADVANCED CLIMBER SEARCH parameter)
Wuhan, China, Yangshuo, China, Qingdao, China, Hong Kong, China and Shanghai, China
CLIMBING areas, even far from my location, NOT convenient for me to meet climbers, but that I can give informations about
Warsaw, Poland
My preferred climbing areas
Western USA, 4-corners- Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, England, Spain, France, Italy, Poland and China
My climbing experience
Climbing since 1975 until the present, daily for several hours.
My best achievement in whatever kind of climbing I did
8th in a ASC National comp.; 10th in the Phoenix Bouldering comp.
What I like the most in my climbing life
The Human Revolution
rock sport singlepitches, bouldering, rock sport multipitches, rock trad singlepitches, rock trad multipitches, rock mixed sport and trad singlepitches, mountain bike, ski, travelling to climb, sport singlepitches, sport multipitches, trad singlepitches, trad multipitches
Sport climbing "on sight" range and limit level
Sport climbing "after work" range and limit level
Bouldering range/limit level
Sport multipitches "on sight"/"after work" range/limit level (please, specify)
Trad singlepitches "on sight"/"after work" range/limit level (please, specify)
Deep water soloing range/limit level
WHEN I'm available to climb around my location and travel to climb far from my location (ADVANCED MEMBER SEARCH PARAMETERS)
CLOSE to my location: always just advise me a right time before, FAR from my location: always in my convenient climbing areas just advise me at least one month before, always just advise me a right time before
professional CLIMBER, amateur climbing JOURNALIST, amateur climbing VIDEOMAKER, climbing TRAINER
Interested in climbing and exchange languages with FOREIGNER climbers, also travelling FAR from my location
absolutely yes, yes travelling abroad, yes CLOSE to my location
VOIP (instant messages and voice) networks (Skype, Gtalk, ...) + related nick-name
Online language exchanges with voip (skype, ...): of course, speaking about climbing ;-)
Origin Country
United States
My location now (city and/or town and/or region)
Wuhan, Hubei, China
Closiest airports with low cost airlines + related low cost airlines
Wuhan, Hubei, China
ACCOMODATION (and kind of) close to climbing areas to rent / exchange / offer )
I can give my help and advices, not in this period
Where I can rent / exchange / share / offer ACCOMODATION to climbers
Wuhan, China, Yangshuo, China, Qingdao, China, Hong Kong, China and Shanghai, China
VEHICLE (any kind of vehicle) to rent / exchange / share / offer to other climbers (ADVANCED MEMBER SEARCH PARAMETERS)
I can share costs to rent one
Where I can rent / exchange / share / offer VEHICLE to climbers
Wuhan, China, Yangshuo, China and Shanghai, China
Climbing and/or travelling TOOLS / MATERIALS to rent / exchange / share / offer (ADVANCED MEMBER SEARCH PARAMETERS)
yes share, yes rope, yes draws
male, female
Status/occupation (student, worker, ... if You want specify)
Certified Public Elementary School Teacher K-8 in NM, CO and AZ & International Certified Montessori Teacher (3-6)
My personal LINK
My personal blog and/or site (LINK)
My personal VIDEOS sharing site (Youtube, Dailymotion, ...) LINK and
My personal SOCIAL NETWORK ( Facebook, Myspace, ... ) LINK
Why I love climbing
Mystic Principle-The True Cause, The Effect and the True Land!

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Limestone close to Wuhan, China

Posted on September 27, 2011 at 3:30pm 2 Comments

Great climbing 2 hours south of Wuhan, China. In Xianning at the Guishan reservoir. Single pitch sport climbs up to 33 meters on limestone in the mountains and shade all day. Maximum difficulty is 5.13a/b with several 5.10s to 5.12s. Great hot springs also.

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At 4:56pm on February 17, 2013, Lucio Occhipinti said…

thanks john! if you like add in this group:

At 10:36pm on September 5, 2012, Andes Vertical said…

thanks John !!

At 8:20pm on July 7, 2011, Kre Reischel said…
Hey John, I haven't been to this website forever - I have a lot of friends in Yangshuo...I'll send you a note in Facebook. Cheers! or shall I say "zai jian"! ;-)
At 2:39pm on December 2, 2010, Kre Reischel said…
Hey John, Very nice to hear from you! Poland sounds great! I've been traveling for almost a year now and just spent the last six months in Yangshuo, China climbing. It's been great to get back into climbing again! I would love to meet you over the holidays to climb, but I will not be in Europe then I'll still be in Vietnam or Indonesia....However, my husband, Fred and I are moving to Europe next summer! We are hoping to move to France!!! Hopefully you'll still be in Europe so we can climb together again!!
Best of luck in Poland, Cheers, -Kre

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