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Rock climbing Railay

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With hundreds of bolted routes leading up vertical limestone cliffs to pinnacles affording marvellous views, Railay remains a dream destination for climbers.

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Overseen by both Thai and foreign climbing experts, safety is taken seriously and the overall rock quality is excellent. We’ve been told that many routes are regularly re-bolted with titanium gear. Crags, crevices, caves and ledges riddle the cliffs, providing all sorts of holds. On the French grading scale, the easiest routes are scored at 5a while several challenging climbs reach up to 8c. 

See? It is easy. Photo taken in or around Rock climbing Railay, Railay Beach, Thailand by David Luekens.

See? It is easy. Photo: David Luekens

Some of the best-known cliffs, each with various climbing routes, include One Two Three Wall at the southern end of Railay East, the massive Thaiwand Wall at the southern side of Railay West and Ao Nang Tower, which can only be reached by boat and dares you to go for an extremely difficult third pitch. These are just a few of the options—in total Railay boasts some 700 ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 500 words.)

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