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Happy Island Rock Climbing 

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Location: 8.0042, 98.8364 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Nick Wilder on Dec 13, 2006
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Warning Stainless-steel bolts are suspect near the coast. A rebolting effort is underway. MORE INFO >>>


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Warning : stainless-steel bolts are suspect near the coast. There is extensive rebolting being done to replace suspect bolts with titanium glue-ins.

A beautiful little island with a dozen or so quality climbs. Getting there is half the fun. Views back to the mainland are great. Shade all day.

Getting There 

From Phra Nang Beach, it's the obvious island about 150 yards out to sea. At low tide, you'll only be up to your knees or slightly higher. You can also grab a long-tail boat for a buck or two.

Climbing Season

For the Phra Nang Beach area.

Weather station 6.1 miles from here

4 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Happy Island

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Happy Island:
Don't Worry, Be Happy   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
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Featured Route For Happy Island

Happy Thailand 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b  Asia : Thailand : ... : Happy Island
Start angles left from belay stance. If you have a long reach, you can manage to clip the first bolt from the relative safety of a precarious stance at the belay. Continue angling up and left along sharp rock clipping bolts. Later head up and over a long gentle bugle finding just enough holds and bolts to keep you going. This climb was near my limit of ability and had my attention with the exposure and sharp rock features. My partner lowered me to the beach and I belayed her from there. Ra...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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Rock Climbing Photo: Happy Island as seen from Escher Wall
Happy Island as seen from Escher Wall
Rock Climbing Photo: From Phra Nang beach, headed over to Happy Island....
From Phra Nang beach, headed over to Happy Island....
Rock Climbing Photo: Bryce took this sweet silouette shot of me pulling...
Bryce took this sweet silouette shot of me pulling...

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By Ryan Kelly
From: work.
Nov 8, 2007
What's the access issue? I'd assume it has something to do with that exclusive resort that won't let you drink at their bar?
By caughtinside
From: Oakland CA
Nov 8, 2007
No access issue. Just scary looking bolts.

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