Xian Peng

Elevation (feet): 12,050
Elevation (meters): 3,673
Continent: Asia
Country: China
Difficulty: Technical Climb
Best months for climbing: May, Jun
Convenient Center: Deming

Thanks to Stuart Orange for adding this peak.

A small peak surrounded by larger mountains that ends in an impressive view of some of the central Chinese peaks. As far as I know this is the first recorded visit to this mountain. I was told that it has other names meaning "mist-top" and "lost-sepherd". A small walk up from the track to a small slope that twists up through a gully to the west of the first part of the ascent. After walking over rough terrain for about 12km the gulley opens into a ring of small peaks. To the east is a sheer rock face, which poses the greatest challenge to the climber. This wall is probably about 700 ft, and is best climbed on 4 pitches. Fairly difficult with small handholds the first pitch requires a lot of grip (and chalk). On the second pitch you run into a long, narrow crack, that is fairly easily overcome. Third and fourth are easy climbing but are just long pulls. After this wall though, there is little climbing, mainly scrambling, until you reach about 10,000ft where there is a steep rise, which requires ropes. From there a walk a long a small ridge which climbs to the top.

Thanks to Stuart Orange for this description.