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Kho Yao Noi  

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Submitted By: Jfoley on Jan 15, 2009  with updates from Mountain Shop Adventures
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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/.

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

Weather station 12.6 miles from here

39 Total Routes

['4 Stars',9],['3 Stars',21],['2 Stars',8],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Kho 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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Hang Time 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c  Asia : Thailand : ... : The Hang
Fun steep climbing. The first half is about 5.12b if your wing span is 5'.9" or less ,5.12a if you have a longer reach. to a big jug and shake out at the thread. Continue up increasingly difficult moves for the second half.Soft for the grade....[more]   Browse More Classics in International

Photos of Kho Yao Noi Slideshow Add Photo
stick it
stick it
HD Wall
HD Wall
Grateful Wall
Grateful Wall
great deep water soloing
great deep water soloing
Ao Po Nui Tower...2 pitch routes
Ao Po Nui Tower...2 pitch routes
Khao Kom-Big Tree Wall
Khao Kom-Big Tree Wall
Big Tree Wall(Khao Kom)
Big Tree Wall(Khao Kom)
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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