Thursday, October 18, 2012

Rock Climbing Day Trip near Phuket

If you want to do a rock climbing day trip, but don't particularly feel like going all the way out to Phang Nga Bay, you’re in luck. Phang Nga Town offers some quality rock climbing opportunities.

There is a small park on the edge of town that offers some very nice rock climbing routes. Most of the routes are in the 5a to 6b range (5.8 – 5.10c), though there are harder climbing routes.
This lovely park was voted as the prettiest city park in Thailand!
Obviously, there are a few monkeys around too

There are enough climbs in the area that face different directions that you do not have to climb in the sun. Shade makes the climbing in Thailand much more comfortable and we are all about comfort.

Furthermore, even if it's raining a bit, the rock stays dry as all of the cliff faces are slighting over-hanging. That is not to say that they are all difficult. Many of the routes have nice rest stop throughout the climbs. Overall however, they tend to be at least slightly beyond vertical.
Dave on an easy 6A top rope route

These are bolted climbing routes. The bolts are in great shape and maintained by the park. If you’re into traditional climbing, there are loads of routes available in all ranges. If you prefer top-rope climbing, that’s fine, we will set that up.

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