For those people looking for sport climbing or just a remarkable hike in a breath taking area, Huashan is the place to go. Outside of Xian about 2 hours by car to the base and then a cable car ride about 3/4ths of the way up gets you there. There are wooden and stone stairways or if you really want some sport climbing there is the Huashan Sport-Climbing Training Base should you have the time and skill. I was there this fall and realized I was way over my head in ability but loved the thrill of this wonderful granite mountain with fantastic views, small hotels and temples on peaks that reached to the sky. For more information contact us at our web site at www.interlakechinatours.com Click on the photos for a full screen view.