BD athlete Liuyong Bang repeats Spicy Noodle (8c+), Yangshuo, China
Black Diamond athlete Liuyong Bang (aka, Abond) recently made the second ascent of China's hardest sport climb, Spicy Noodle (8c+) at the White Mountain cliff outside of Yangshuo, home of the Yangshuo Climbing Festival. Shortly after his redpoint, Abond sent us the following email and photos.
Subject: I finished the "SPICY NOODLE" (14c)
Date: August 16, 2010 9:49:13 PM MDT
Good news. I've done the hardest route which has been finished in China -- Spicy Noodle on 15th August. I believe I have the second ascent and I am the first Chinese citizen to climb this route. My friend broke the tufa at the middle of the route, which in my opinion was a very important hold. I found a harder and more powerful sequence but at this point I am not sure if it is a grade harder. I am interested and excited to see other people get on this route.