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  • annifrid23

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    Hello Everyone!

    I was hoping to possibly do some rock climbing while I'm in Thailand. Does anyone have any suggestions on where to go and any thoughts for individuals going climbing? Is it hard to find people to climb with? Any assistance is much appreciated!

    Cheers,
    Anni

    #1 Posted: 16/9/2011 - 05:02

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  • meeshakar

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    25th July, 2011
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    Hi,

    If you head down to Krabi, then take a boat over to Railay beach there is some amazing climbing there. They have instructors and probably a few lessons too. Here is a link to the area. Enjoy!
    http://www.railay.com/railay/climbing/gallery1.shtml

    #2 Posted: 16/9/2011 - 08:39

  • Moli

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    18th September, 2011
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    hey, Krabi definitely the place for rock climbing in thailand... at Railay beach...go to this shop
    railay rock climbing and look for Jay..he is the instructor and he is really good very motivating
    especially towards new climbers... i was in railay for 4 days last May and it was awesome!
    when are you planning to go?

    #3 Posted: 18/9/2011 - 16:54

  • Captain_Bob

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    There's good climbing (and a cool cave) near Mae On (Sangkampaeng) east of Chiang Mai, and some basic places to stay and hook up with other climbers nearby (better than the 30km highway out of the city every day). See pics here And these guys have a bouldering wall in the old town http://www.thailandclimbing.com

    #4 Posted: 18/9/2011 - 17:31

  • Nixxypie

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    On Koh Tao there is a company called Good Time Adventures which specialises in rock climbing and seems quite professional. I didn't book anything with them so can't say how good it is but other people seemed happy with the service.

    #5 Posted: 18/9/2011 - 17:33

  • MADMAC

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    My paranoia about snakes, significantly enhanced when I almost stepped on some sort of viper a while back, would make me hesistant with every new hand hold.

    #6 Posted: 18/9/2011 - 23:09

  • annifrid23

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    14th September, 2011
    Posts: 8

    Thanks Everyone! I'll check out your recommendations. I saw some stuff on Railay and that looks pretty tight; however, I have been reading about the weather and since I'm planning on being there around October I don't think climbing in a monsoon would be fun. Does anyone know about that? However, it looks like central Thailand might be doable.

    @Moli, I get into Thailand at the end of September and hope to travel around October. I'm at about an intermediate climber with outdoor experience in bouldering, top roping, and sport climbing. However, since I have been traveling for the last year I'm probably not at the same strength that I used to be (tear!). If you are around and want to climb, please let me know.

    Thanks again everyone!

    #7 Posted: 20/9/2011 - 06:10

  • davo29

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    1st September, 2013
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    hey man you should defo go check out koh tao , i spent 3 months there the bouldering was awesome , and so was the trad n sport climbing

    defo check out goodtime adventures thats where i went they were super friendly easy going the climbing guides were all western and spa qualified i felt v safe climbing with them ,

    its an old vid i think there are newer ones but check this out might be of use to you , crank hard take care

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o636ludZeW4

    #8 Posted: 1/9/2013 - 02:39

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