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Thailand a climbing guide, Sam Lightner Jr.

Thailand: a climbing guide

Sam Lightner Jr, the Mountaineers Books First Edition 2005

  • More than 350 sport routes, rated 1-5 stars for their appeal
  • Up-to-date post-tsunami information
  • Information on Thai history, culture, and geology, along with useful Thai language phrases

This new guide contains everything climbers need to make the most of Thailand, both on the rock and off. You'll find information on local transportation, lodging, sightseeing, guide schools, and gear shops, as well as how to preserve your gear from the wear and tear of warm salt water breezes, and much more. Most routes located on the Phra Nang Peninsula; also includes Koh Phi Phi, Chiang Mai, Laos and Andaman Sea locations.

Provides information on transportation, lodging, sightseeing, guide schools, gear shops and much more

100% of the profits from sales of Sam's guidebook goes toward the rebolting effort done in conjunction with the American Safe Climbing Association (ASCA)
Rock Climbing in Northern Thailand

Rock Climbing in Northern Thailand

Josh Morris and Khaetthaleeya Uppakham, Nopburee Press copyright 2004

  • Provides up-to-date information on Crazy Horse Buttress plus over 120 routes on 14 different buttresses
  • Offers travel tips on getting to Thailand, plus recommends hotels, guesthouses, restaurants, and bars
  • To help you connect to the culture, includes Thai culture guide, useful Thai language phrases and a list of Thai holidays and festivals
Climbing in Thailand

Climbing in Thailand

Wee Changrua and Elke Schmitz, Third edition 2006

  • 220 pages. 100 climbing areas.
  • Over 80 easy-to-read topo maps.
  • Covers all of Railey and Ton Sai in Krabi over 50 areas.
  • Post-tsunami update on Ko Phi Phi.
  • NEW: Chapter on Deep Water Soloing.
  • All climbing areas in Laos and sidetrips in Malaysia.
  • Route recommendations for every grade level.
  • Indicates recently rebolted routes.
  • All you need to know before you go.

King Climbers route guide book

King Climbers: Route guide book

Somporn Suebhait(King), 5th Edition 2004

Up to date and comprehensive guide book on rock climbing in Thailand. It includes Railay, Krabi and Phi Phi areas. Plus pretty colour pictures, useful top tips on surviving Thailand, and miscellaneous trivia. With over 700 routes it'll keep you busy for years.

"AGA" A Climbing Guide for Okinawa

Emmanuel Eman Lacoste


"AGA" is Okinawa first comprehensive guidebook for rock climbers. Aga is the first English guidebook to any of Japan's climbing destination. The book covers Okinawa, Japan climbing with full route and topos for six of the islands climbing routes and directions to lesser known bouldering and climbing areas around the island 100's of routes listed. Hand Drawn Topos helps climbers identify specific routes.

Li Ming Rock

Mike Dobie

The guidebook documenting the development of Li Ming.
Rock Climbing Taiwan (2012)

Rock Climbing Taiwan

Matt Robertson

Published 2012, already becoming out-of-date. A very well-produced book with incredible photos and useful approach and historical information. Route protection, grade, safety, etc may vary wildly from book's (lack of) description.
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