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Saturday, April 23, 2011

Dabajian Mountain

Dabajian Mountain ( 大霸尖山; pinyin: dà bà jiān shān) is located in the northern section of the Shei-Pa National Park. It is surrounded by numerous other peaks, the most predominant including Mount Nanhuda, Mount Yize, Mt. Zhongyangjian, Mt. Pintian, and Mt. Mutule. It is also near the Madala River.
Dabajian Mountain is known for its steep grade, beautiful surroundings, and rugged terrain, making it a popular rock climbing mountain. There are many companies in the area that offer rock climbing tours to the mountain. The Atayal and Saisiyat people, which are two groups of Taiwanese aborigines, believe that this mountain is their holy mountain. Tourists are recommended to visit in the spring and summer because of the beautiful weather in the mountain. When there is snow on the mountain, it can become extremely hazardous to hike.
The first half of Dabajian Mountain is a medium grade hill with about a 35° incline. The top half is an almost straight up rock face. The mountain's steep grade and unique features were mainly formed by wind. The mountain is composed mainly of greywacke.

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