Yinyin's rock climbing webpage

I believe that rock climbing is one of the best sports for scientists, for which persistence, confidence, and problem solving are the key. It is also the best way to enjoy nature and at the same time challenge your physical and mental limit.


In UK my favouriate sport climbing spot is Portland in south England. Its jurassic coast is stunning. There aren't anything more enjoyable than climbing here by the sea on a sunny day. Other places in the UK like Yorkshire dales, peak district, and Devon also offer great routes, most often trad climbing.

Portland, Dorset, south coast England

A wide range of sport routes covering all grades, lots of them offer spectacular views of the scenic coastline.

Wye valley, Wales

Devon coast

Most of the cliff climbing requires abseiling down to the sea level. Good place to practice speed climbing to beat the tides!

Stanage, Peak District has some of the most best trad climbing gritstone.

Malham cove in Yorkshire Dales mainly has high grade routes.

Outside UK

I climbed in Itably, Spain, South Africa and France.

Arco, Italy, 2014

Costa Blanca, Spain, 2013

Verdon Gorge, Provence, France, 2010

Cassis, near Marseille, France, 2010

Beautiful deep water solo and multi-pitch walls by the sea.

Table Mountain, Cape Town, 2009

Silvermine, Cape Town, 2009

Montagu, South Africa, 2009

About 4 hours drive outside Cape Town, if you ever make it pass the great wineyards in Stellenbosch, you get to the town of Montagu. At the end of the day, head to the Avalon Springs Hotel for a natural spa and calm your bruises from a day's climbing.