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Rockclimbing in Krabi, Thailand

By Nikki Busuttil

Almost every climber with outdoor aspirations has either been to, or dreams of scaling the rocks in, the southern Thailand paradise of Krabi, adorned with dramatic rocky landscapes, thick jungle and epic off-shore island vistas…

One of my personal favourites for outdoor climbing, Krabi Province, in the South of Thailand, is a veritable mecca for rockclimbers in Southeast Asia. With hundreds and hundreds of well-maintained, titanium bolted, marine-glue fixed routes with strong slings and firm anchors, it is almost a rite of passage for any self-respecting climber to scaling its stunning limestone walls.

Although Krabi has many climbing locations dotted around, the main attraction is a comprehensive combination of Railay and Tonsai, reachable only by boat from various ports, including Ao Nammao (best access for East Railay) and Ao Nang (most convenient for West Railay and Tonsai Bay). These two destinations, side by side, offer stellar climbing opportunities for all level of climbers, with Tonsai providing the most challenging options and Railay safe for even the clumsiest beginners.

With friendly climbing guides and instructors at reasonable prices, all gear available for rent, copious accommodation types for all budgets, from backpacker to luxury lover, this truly is a climbing must. Whether you bring all your own gear and climbing buddies, or travel solo and go with the flow, it’s easy to find your way around and climb your heart out.

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