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Koh Yao Noi Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Jfoley on Jan 15, 2009  with updates from Mountain Shop Adventures
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Warning Stainless-steel bolts are suspect near the coast. A rebolting effort is underway. MORE INFO >>>


Many new areas have been developed on the islands surrounding Kho Yao Noi and on the northern end of the Island itself. This is one of the most low key and tranquil island destinations in Thailand and now hosts many new climbing areas as well. Located in the southern end of the Phang Nga bay. The beauty surrounding this island is breath taking. However don't expect the ease of Tonsai/Railey. Approaches require motor bike rides through steep jungle roads, hiking and or hiring a boat.The climbing logistics can be difficult to sort out, but you will be rewarded with high quality Titanium bolted routes in a peaceful setting.

More information, including the sale a guidebook, can be found at

Getting There 

As this is an Island you will need to hire a boat or catch a ferry. Ferries arrive daily from Phuket, Krabi, and Phang Nga. Getting here from Phuket is the most convenient.A daily speed boat also leaves from Railey West at 10:30am as of Dec 2008. The web sites below should help you get started.
directions from mountain shop

Climbing Season

For the Thailand area.

Weather station 14.0 miles from here

39 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',9],['3 Stars',22],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Koh Yao Noi

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Koh Yao Noi:
Daddy Long Legs   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   The Mitt
Touch Of Grey   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 85'   Grateful Wall (Mang Sau)
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Photos of Koh Yao Noi Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: stick it
stick it
Rock Climbing Photo: HD Wall
HD Wall
Rock Climbing Photo: Grateful Wall
Grateful Wall
Rock Climbing Photo: great deep water soloing
great deep water soloing
Rock Climbing Photo: Ao Po Nui Tower...2 pitch routes
Ao Po Nui Tower...2 pitch routes
Rock Climbing Photo: Khao Kom-Big Tree Wall
Khao Kom-Big Tree Wall
Rock Climbing Photo: Big Tree Wall(Khao Kom)
Big Tree Wall(Khao Kom)
Rock Climbing Photo: The Watchtower
The Watchtower

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By Nate Ball
From: Portland, OR
Feb 15, 2014
For those who have been here, is there an updated guidebook?

For those who haven't, Phi Phi is much better. Don't bother.
By Mountain Shop Adventures
Feb 5, 2015
Updated guidebook is now available for Koh Yao Noi

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