The "famous" Groove Tube on Fire Wall.
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Faces southeast, morning sun. Like nearly all Krabi routes, this area has steep, vertical climbing on good limestone.
Go all the way to the end of the beach (head away from the Freedom Bar). At the end of the beach is a restaurant; behind it to the left is a steep trail with fixed ropes.
Climbing Season For the Tonsai Bay area.
Weather station 5.6 miles from here
7 Total Routes
['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Fire Wall:
Groove Tube 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Sport, 2 pitches, 180'
For Helga 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport, 100'
Boob Tube 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 75'
Fire Show 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
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Groove Tube 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Asia
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This is a very cool climb!!!On the first pitch the crux might be near the ground. The 2nd pitch is seldom done but has a few harder spots. Mark Maffe discovered the first pitch of Groove Tube in 1995. It was buried beneath jungle growth and he cleaned it, added protection and gave the rating 5.10 (even though it was a very soft rating - he was worried that no one would climb it if he rated it lower, especially given the already soft ratings in that area - and he really wanted people to climb it...[more] Browse More Classics in International
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BETA PHOTO: Fire Wall in its entirety
By Robert MacKinnon
Sep 28, 2008
Most of the routes here are in the shade by 2 p.m.