Rock climbing hot for Spring Festival holiday
CGTN

Jigongling rock climbing outdoor sports base that offers via Ferrata program in Huaping Town of Enshi, central China's Hubei Province, has attracted many visitors during the Spring Festival holiday. 

Ferrata, an Italian term which means iron road in English, is a climbing route built hosts a steel cable rail embedded into the rock, metal steps, ladders, suspension bridges and zip wires.

Tourists walk on a steel wire bridge at Jigongling outdoor sports base, February 6, 2019. /VCG Photo

Tourists walk on a steel wire bridge at Jigongling outdoor sports base, February 6, 2019. /VCG Photo

Tourists experience rock climbing at Jigongling outdoor sports base, February 6, 2019. /VCG Photo

Tourists experience rock climbing at Jigongling outdoor sports base, February 6, 2019. /VCG Photo

Rock climbing at Jigongling outdoor sports base, February 6, 2019. /VCG Photo

Rock climbing at Jigongling outdoor sports base, February 6, 2019. /VCG Photo

Braving their hearts, February 6, 2019. /VCG Photo

Braving their hearts, February 6, 2019. /VCG Photo

Another experience during Spring Festival, February 6, 2019. /VCG Photo

Another experience during Spring Festival, February 6, 2019. /VCG Photo

As one of the few top climbing routes in China, the vertical height of the cliff here is about 550 meters. There are three climbing routes, one is 650 meters long, another 850 meters long, and the other, 900 meters long, running through the cave.

It takes some three to four hours to finish a 650-meter-long route. The whole journey is breathtaking yet wonderful as a beautiful river flows just next to the cliff.

The routes are designed for adventurers, February 6, 2019. /VCG Photo

The routes are designed for adventurers, February 6, 2019. /VCG Photo

Tips:

1. Jigongling outdoor sports base is very remote, and the roads are quite hilly. Tourists can drive or rent a car to the base from Enshi City, a 2-hour drive. 

2. Enshi City can be reached by railway or airplane.

3. Ticket price: 180 yuan (26.7 U.S. dollars)

4. Opening hours: 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

(Cover: Tourists experience rock climbing at Jigongling rock climbing outdoor sports base, February 6, 2019. /VCG Photo)