Jianglang Mountain is formed of the three enormous rocky peaks that dominate its summit, appearing to grow out of the earth like three rock bamboo shoots that resemble the Chinese character chuan (川). It is a classic karst topography. Mountain climbing here is a thrill. A good portion of the trail up consists of a near-vertical stairway with only a thin strip of tranquil and remote sky visible. Climbing the near-vertical stairway along the rock wall to the top of Jianglang Mountain is no less difficult than climbing the famous Mount Hua.