This DWS crag is located near Hang Tien Ong Island (“silver cave” in English). It is divided into 2 parts close to each other: one is a small cave, the other one is a steep wall with huge stalactites.
Tien Ong in a glimpse
- Cat Ba – Tien Ong : 1h 30
- Location: WGS 84, 20°48″49.5′ N / 107°07″11.3′ E. Hang Tien Ong, Lang Ha Bay
- Number of climbing routes : 8+
- Accessible by high tide : 8+
- Accessible by low tide: not really, some landings will be safe, but there are some boulders in the water that must be avoided..
- Difficulty : 4a ->7
- Water depth: Ok. Be careful below the tufa at the entrance of the cave and inside the cave on the right. Watch out the the starting platform of the steep wall with huge stalactites
- Rock: good inside the cave, medium quality on the face. A bit dirty on the wall with huge stalactites
- Other: the cave sector is very convenient for people who don’t feel comfortable with height. Inside the cave, the roof is at a low height, and the walls on the side propose vertical and easy routes at low height.
Several possibilities exist inside the cave as the rock is solid and good. Climbing routes start with 6b. Be careful of the 2 hidden blocks in the water – they’ll make a nasty landing. The first underwater block is near the cave entry on the left – the other one on the right inside the cave. Test the depth with your paddle before climbing. The wall on the left offers very easy short climbing routes. The steep wall with very long stalactites offer interesting and hard potential.