Up you go
Courses range from half-day introductions to three-day advanced ones. Experienced climbers with their own equipment can just stop in and ask where the best routes are.
One note of caution: the equipment here denigrates quickly due to the salty air and it isn’t totally unheard of for climbing shops to give you equipment that may be at worst unsafe, or perhaps just not up to the standard you are used to.
Whenever you are loaned equipment check it thoroughly. Check for any breaks, abrasions and signs of wear and tear. DO NOT ACCEPT ANY SUSPECT EQUIPMENT.
A half day (four hours) of climbing starts at 1,000 baht and a full day (eight hours) at 1,500 baht, while more advanced climbing ranges from 2,000 baht to 3,000 baht for a full day. These prices are inclusive of gear.
Lana Willocks is a freelance writer from Canada based in Phuket. Her love affair with Thailand began on a university exchange programme in Bangkok, then she returned to Phuket on the auspicious date of 9-9-1999 and never left.
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