I’d like to invite you to enjoy the climbs around Thailand, particularly the Pha-Nang peninsula. Our limestone walls accommodate all levels of climbers. Maybe you’ve never climbed anything more difficult than a ladder, but still want to try outdoor sport climbing; we have something for you. Likewise, if you are a professional (or wannabe) there are world class difficult projects awaiting your attention. Just Climb Thailand.
If you are a beginner there are many easy routs and courses to teach you the basics. You can ‘learn the ropes” at One-Two-Three Wall, Diamond Cave, and Escher Wall. These spots have many 5’s, 6a’s, and 6b graded routes. If you are a more experienced climber and looking for something more challenging there are many options. You can go to the Tyrolean Wall, Fire Wall, Melting Wall, and Cobra Wall. They all have climbs in the 6b, 6c, and 7a range as well as multi-pitch climbing. If you are looking for something more slabby and ballancy? Check out The Keep and Cat Wall. For those in search of some seriously powerful projects on overhanging walls, Ton Sai Beach Wall and Dum’s Kitchen will make you grin from ear to ear. The hardest climb in Thailand is “Greed” at Tyrolean wall. It is a 30m long boulder’y with no rest and only finger pockets.
Over the years I have compiled a guide book for the Pha-Nang peninsula and some of the other crags around Thailand. It has had several editions already. Though this is a route guide and it is not intended to be a comprehensive guide on tourism in Thailand. On that note, it is not a children’s sketchbook or a copied book. I’m not looking to “win” any awards or write the “best” book around; this is simply my attempt to help you find the routes that interest you. However it is probably the most accurate and update guide book around for this area. It provides some of the clearest and accurate crag topo’s.
Please be advised I’ve included some information about walls that I do not recommend climbing. I did this so you will be able to make educated, responsible choices about where you are climbing and to avoid confusion about which wall you are on. So please, read the information about the walls, routes, and safety issues before you climb. Don’t be foooolissshhh!
Some of the information regarding bolts, sling positions, etc. can change quickly due to re-bolting efforts. However, I’ve done my best to put in as much information as possible to help you find the routes you want. Overall, regardless of how good topo’s are, or how much information I’ve included on accessing the crag, it can still be difficult to navigate such a unique and large area. If you have any questions just stop in to any local climbing shops and ask!
Local climbing guides can be one of your best resources, so don’t be afraid to ask about directions, route conditions or even that hold you can’t seem to stick. We are all here to help. But as always, consider the source of your information. There are dedicated, trained and passionate professionals and amateurs hitting the rocks everyday, as well as those more interested in scoring another notch in their harness. Take the time to get to know the individual shop’s style and experience. This little effort in the beginning can make a world of difference.
No matter who you choose to climb with in the end,
we hope to see you at these amazing crag’s
….just climb Thailand !!!!
by Sirichai Pongsopon