you’re looking for a nice get-away
from Phuket or Krabi for some quality rock
climbing, come with us to Phang Nga Town.
If you have limited time, we offer a one-day
rock climbing trip from Phuket.
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
will be putting up some easier routes soon
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.
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
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.
are also some unknown crags nearby. In fact,
there are countless climbing routes just
waiting for the first ascent. We are constantly
in the area looking for new rock. We have
several places within a thirty minute drive
from Phang Nga Town. We have not bolted
any of these routes just yet. We will bolt
some in the future, but for now, this is
where we trad/aid climb and set up top ropes
for our guests.
park in Phang Nga is very appealing. It’s
clean, well-maintained and charming. There
are always plenty of mobile food stalls
offering cold drinks and food. A large troop
of macaque monkeys reside in the park. They
are quite comical, often playing in the
water. These macaques are not aggressive
like macaques in some temples and parks
Phang Nga Town is not touristy. Very few
foreign tourists visit this quaint little
town even though it is only an hour away
from Phuket. There are a lot of great places
to eat, but we tend to only go to our favorites
ones. For breakfast, there’s a very
friendly little Roti restaurant.
Roti is flaky fried dough that you dip in
a light curry. You can also get your roti
with egg, sweetened condensed milk and sugar.
They have really good coffee and tea here
too. Our favorite dinner restaurant is on
the river that courses by the edge of town.
With the river on one side and towering
limestone cliffs on the other, this is a
very relaxing setting.
The food is outstanding! Some of our preferred
dishes are Pla Duk Foo (shredded
catfish salad), Larb Gai (diced
chicken with mint, onions and chili peppers),
Goong Nam Makam (shrimp in a tamarind
sauce) and they also have a nice variety
of fresh seafood. You will wonder whether
you are on an eating trip or a climbing
We stay at the Phang Nga Guesthouse in air-conditioned
rooms. This small, friendly hotel is situated
right around the corner from the roti shop,
a market, other restaurants and a couple
of mini marts. Everything is within walking
All-in-all, this is a trip that is the perfect
combination of impressive climbing, a relaxed
atmosphere, superb food, comfortable accommodation
and it is all off-the-beaten-path. We offer
one-day and two-day trips to this climbing
destination. If you would like a longer
trip, that is also possible. See
a guest comment at the bottom of this page
and click here to read about a ten-day
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can join us if you are moderately fit and,
of course, not afraid of heights. No
previous climbing experience is needed.
First-timers are more than welcomed to join
us. It's fun and you don't have to do anything
that you're not comfortable with.
here to see a rock
climbing grade conversion
climbing trips can be added to your Phang
Nga Bay kayaking
Sok kayaking adventure
tour or booked as a stand-alone tour. Contact
us for details and
All safety precautions are taken,
but the very nature of this sport includes
some risk. However, risks can be minimized
by proper skills training.
being a certified first aid instructor
certified in several international first
aid organizations, Dave
is a certified rescue technician
through Rescue 3 International.
Climbing, if done properly and if all goes
as planned, is a relatively safe adventure
activity. In the event of an accident it
is imperative that your climbing guide knows
exactly what to do and is prepared with
both the equipment and the skill to perform
is a big hospital in Phang Nga Town.
We have climbed a couple times
together with Dave, both in Phang Nga Town
and on Koh Yao Noi, and we loved it.
Phang Nga Town
is a park just outside the town where the
Thais having their Sunday picnics. The surrounding
is quite different compared to Phuket and
the rocks protrude majestically.
One of the best things with
this park is the easy access, so a perfect
place for a short climbing trip, even for
a half day. The routes vary in degrees of
difficulty, from 5+ and upwards, so everyone
can find something to climb, i.e. ideally
for groups that are on different levels.
Koh Yao Noi
is a peaceful island located in Phang Nga
Bay far away from tourist hordes. We really
liked the atmosphere on the island, and
it's worth a visit even without climbing.
But the climbing is fabulous and it's like
a Swedish smorgasbord with a lot of deliciousness
to grab. "Grateful Wall" became
a personal favorite, which is just by the
seaside and only reachable by boat (fortunately
Dave has his own longtail). The wall offers
routes with grade 6a to 6c all bolted with
new titanium bolts (as most of the routes
in this area). There are a lot of holes
in different sizes, which makes it possible
to vary the climbing even on the same route.
If you looking forward meeting
a lot of other climbers neither of Phang
Nga Town or Koh Yao Noi is the right place
for you, but if you prefer climbing instead
of waiting on your turn they both are great
Without Dave´s excellent
local knowledge and his good connections,
our visits wouldn't be as wonderful as they
turned out to be. He is also nice guy and
a living one-liner machine, and we enjoyed
his company very much.
Thanks a lot, Dave, for make
our four month Phuket stay more bearable.
Christoffer & Malin Axelsson