Koh Yao Noi Rock Climbing
Bet you a Chang you won't throw a back flip!
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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 themountainshop.org/
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
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Koh Yao Noi:
Featured Route For Koh Yao Noi
Typsy Gypsy 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b Asia
: ... : Big Tree Wall (Khao Khom)
As of Dec 2008 this is the left most route up the big wall of Khao Kom and the only route to ascend to the top of this expansive formation. The first pitch starts out a bit contrived and loose,but finishes well in a nice belay cave(6c+). The 2nd pitch has a reachy crux off the anchor then climbs good stone up steep rock with big holds to a second belay cave(7a+). Pitch 3 has a thin crux near the top and finishes on a big ledge(7b).Pitch four stars in a wild overhanging steming corner and continu...[more] Browse More Classics in International
Ao Po Nui Tower...2 pitch routes
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
Dec 9, 2015
Our website is down and we are currently working out some access issues with the resort and the National Park Service. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Facebook (The Mountain Shop Adventures) to get current info. We also have digital copies of the guidebook available, and hard copies are available on the island. Thanks!
By Nate Ball
From: Portland, OR
Jan 22, 2016
Any updates from the Mountain Shop? What's the situation there?
This article has been circulating in the SE Asia climbing world:
SAY IT AINT SO!!!