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What we say:
While most visitors are content to just gaze at Vang Vieng's beautiful karsts, others can't resist the temptation to scale them. The area around the town is a great place for an introduction to rock or for seasoned climbers to learn some advanced techniqu
Both Green Discovery and Adam's Climbing School offer half- and full-day courses under the watchful eye of their qualified instructors, or courses can be extended to two or three days for higher-level training. The instruction and climbing routes cover different areas and levels of skill from basic knots to multi-pitch climbing.
A full-day lesson from Green Discovery (based on two people) is $30 each plus gear rentals ($35 for two people). The price drops to $20 each for groups of four of more, so it's worth trying to put together a group. The price also includes transport, instruction and lunch each day. Prices at Adam's Climbing School are a bit higher but include your climbing gear and their foreign-trained instructors have years of experience and may inspire greater confidence.
Green Discovery Unit 08, Rd No.13, Ban Sengsavang, Vang Vieng. T/F: (023) 511 230. Open 8:00-22:00. http://www.greendiscoverylaos.com
Adam's Climbing School T: (020) 501 0832. http://www.laos-climbing.com
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