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About Dingle:

In Dingle (pronounced "Dinglay"), which is located in the jungles of the southeastern part of Panay island, lies a collapsed limestone cave system that produces steep moderate (5.8) to hard overhanging sport routes claimed to be some of the hardest in the Philippines up to 5.13. Putian (poo-tee-on) and Nautod (now-toad) walls rise up to twenty meters above the caves below and are protected by solid bolts and hangers. Up to ten quick-draws are required on the Nautod wall. The area is still being developed and the economy is poor so you will find double bolt anchors without chains or rings. I donated oval carabiners for the anchors on my last visit. Hardware donations are greatly appreciated. Dingle is a very unique climbing area located in a beautiful tropical setting and is best climbed during the cooler month's of December through March. Remember, "Take nothing but photos, leave nothing but footprints" and remind everyone that if they "Pack it in, pack it out".
Nearest town or city: Patotan
Directions: From Manila catch about an hour flight to Iloilo City. Take a taxi or Jeepney to Smallville, a newly developed district, where you can bivy and enjoy good food and fun that comes to life every night. Hotel Del Rio and the Amigo Terrace Hotel are also available five to ten minutes away respectively. There is an outdoor climbing wall at the Shelsyd restaraunt (ask for "Robert") as well as at the Centennial Resort nearby (formerly the Marickudo Resort. Ask for "E.J.").
Latitude, Longitude: 11.32000, 122.40600
Access Issues: Contact "Robert" at Shelsyd restaraunt or Tribu Outfitters for climbing details in Dingle ( or
Camping: Yes
When to Climb: Winter
Quantity of Climbs: Week

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