Climbing in Krabi is always a perfect choice. This place is one of the best climbing area in the world. The views are breathtaking, the routes are beautiful and the beach is amazing.
However it is not easy climb there, the average level of the routes are 6b. Most of the climbing area are well maintained, but always double check the condition. Some routes would need new slangs.
How to get there ?
Plane to Krabi airport (direct from Singapore with Air asia and scoot). Then bus toward the pier and long tail boat to Railay or Tonsai. Most of the time your hotel in Tonsai or Railay can arrange the transfer.
Where to stay ?
Railay or Tonsai. Railay will be more touristic and high standing compare to Tonsai which is the backpacking site. Both are nice (I have done both).
Either way you will go to the other side to climb. Tonsai and Railay offers equivalent numbers of routes ! You can easily transfer from one area to the other via a small path (count around 30 min from extreme right of tonsai to extrem left of Railay.
Where to climb ?
So many area in Krabi ! You would need to stay a whole week maybe more to do all the routes ! However, some area are pretty nice if you have only 1 weekend to spend.
- 123 wall –> for beginners and warm up.
- PHRA NANG BEACH –> some easy routes but most of them are difficult, go during sunset the view is stunning !
- Thaiwand wall –> one of the most beautiful routes over there, the view is just wonderful
- HUMANALITY WALL –> mutli pitch of 6a / 6b . a must to do !
MELTING WALL –> access with a canoe or boat because you might be blocked due to the tight. Routes are pretty nice and the view too.