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Above The Rice Fields

A cache by chipolini Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 11/16/2011
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
5 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:


This is the first T5 Geocache in this Country and it is a real adventure in a stunning scenery. To get to the Cache you have to do a Multipitchclimb in the rural area of Laos. That means there won't be a rescueteam or a helicopter that brings you back to your guesthouse if you get stuck somewhere in the wall. You even have to be very lucky if another climbingteam is passing by in the next 2-3 weeks because it is a very infrequent used route. The coordinates showing you the start of the climb. The way to get there is challenging and very hard to find but it is easy to get lost in the jungle. So I recommend to take a native guide who shows you the way to get there and can tell you something about the area and the traditions of this beautiful and fascinating country.

The way to the cache: I got that information from Volker Schoeffels Topo which you can download at laos-climbing.com Take the road north of Vang Vieng, after 2km leave it to the left, following the sign to Tham None Cave (Sleeping Cave). As you get to the river (Nam Song) yell for the boatmen on the other side to take you across. Tubers Paradise Wall (where the route is) is the big face, further down the valley in between the Sleeping Cave and Sleeping Wall. Follow the small trail into the jungle, continuing left at the irrigation channel. Traverse is at the spot where a little bridge is (2 tree logs). Continue first left than straight to the end of the secondary jungle. From there follow the jungle trail, which is market with orange trail marks. Take care on the trail, a lot of the rocks are very sharp and loose.

The Cache: The cache is hidden in an obvious cave at the second belayingstation. Climb a few meters inside and you will find it to your right. The Climb: The route is called "No fear my dear" and is 5 pitches long. It is graded 6c+. But only the last two are that hard. The first three are 6a+. So you need to feel comfortable in that kind of grade to get to the cache.

Everything is on your own risk: You are responsible for all your acting. Even in largest caution there is a very high risk and so take really good care. I wish you a beautiful climb, with mad impressions. A healthy comeback and enjoy the scenic view before you start your search.

Small note on cache maintenance: Our guide knows where the cache is, will provide maintenance. His name and contact info is on file with geocaching.com.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Vs lbh arrq n gbepu lbh ner gb sne vafvqr

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



 

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