Jaw-Dropping Cover: Magazine 'Unveils' Gétù Valley in China

For its 200th issue, climbing bible Rock&Ice magazine published a story by editor Andrew Bisharat on China’s Gétù valley and the climbing potential of the region’s unearthly mega-arches of limestone. These are holes in mountains so huge that a fighter jet once rocketed through the gap, according to Bisharat’s story, which covered his experience in the Gétù valley as a part of an event, the Petzl RocTrip 2011, that took place in October.

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If Dr. Seuss were to sketch a rock-climbing crag. . . the real-world glory of China’s Gétù valley

Check out the story and this issue if you can. It’s for sale now. The cover alone, a make-your-jaw-drop shot by photographer Sam Bie of climbers on one of Gétù’s massive arches, is worth the cover price alone. Hats off the Rock&Ice for killing it for 200 issues straight. That’s an endurance feat worthy of a 5.14 rating. —Stephen Regenold


Video: Petzl RocTrip 2011 to China’s Gétù valley

Posted by jason heflin - 01/24/2012 10:50 AM

simply beautiful

Posted by Matt - 01/24/2012 03:28 PM

I have always wanted to go to China and explore the unequal countryside.

Posted by M Ho - 01/24/2012 10:16 PM

Absolutely gorgeous – and I am about to share……..any idea what the music is? Cheers!

Posted by MikeB - 01/25/2012 10:59 AM

@M Ho. Ne demande pas pourquoi [Ricci Fat Cut]
http://soundcloud.com/petzl-music/ne-demande-pas-pourquoi-ricci

Posted by Dan @ ShareThisAdventure - 01/26/2012 09:21 PM

totally awesome!

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