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Climbers to scale Angkor Cup heights

Climbers to scale Angkor Cup heights

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On the up: A female climber scales the side of the Angkor Climbing Wall in Siem Reap. The facility will be used for the second Angkor Cup of Climbing on December 16. Photograph: Yeun Ponlok/Phnom Penh Post

The Angkor Cup of Climbing will return to Siem Reap for its second edition on December 16.

The annual wall climbing competition is organised by Angkor Climbers Net, a Japanese organisation that aims to promote sport climbing in the Kingdom, and is supported by the Cambodia Climbing Federation.

Around 50 participants are expected to compete at the event held on the Angkor Climbing Wall, currently the only facility of its kind in the country. Defending champions of the male and female competitions, So Seyha and In Tevi, are signed up to defend their titles.

Admission fee for foreigners in the competition is $30 for adults and $20 for those under 17, while all Cambodians can enter for free.

The Angkor Climbing Wall, located 300 metres north of Siem Reap’s Route 6 along an unpaved road between the Apsara-Angkor Hotel and New Angkor Market, was built in January 2010 with funding from Angkor Climbers Net and various Japanese donators.

According to Tadao Ito, founder of Angkor Climbers Net, the wall is presently at a height of 7.6 metres.

“International standard for competitions is 15 metres. So we are going to rebuild the wall to international size in the very near future, depending on funds,” Ito told the Post.

The daily rate for use of the facilities for over 17-year-olds is $3 with a $10 membership fee for first timers.

Discounted rates for younger kids as well as further information can be found at the Angkor Climbers' website.

 To contact the reporter on this story: Chris Derbuc at [email protected]

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