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Koh Tao  

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  • All of koh tao is on land that is either private or semi private. MORE INFO >>>
  • Warning Stainless-steel bolts are suspect near the coast. A rebolting effort is underway. MORE INFO >>>

  • Koh Tao  

    Koh Tao/ Turtle Island is part of the chain of Islands in the gulf of thailand close to the islands Koh Phangan and Koh Samui. The island is giant granite boulder field, its is easily world class in terms of bouldering opportunity. Much of the crags and boulders are underdeveloped yet a few have that been developed most notably the secret garden (behind sairee beach) which has routes as hard as V11 (James and the Giant Peach) and Meks Mountain which has trad and sport routes up to that potentially go up to 7a+ and beyond.

    As a bouldering and trad destination Koh Tao is definately worth checking out especially if your planning on visting Krabi for Climbing.This is a good location for primarily for boulderers more so than anything else. The brilliant variety of problems will keep any boulderer happy for a long time with a various mix of lowballs and highballs in a beautiful tropical setting.

    Beware of bugs.

    Guide Book Availble at gtadventures.com/images/KT%20C...

    Koh Tao has an excellent as well as very helpful guide service called Good Time Adventures. They have a agreement with the landowners to be the officially sanctioned guide service for Meks Mountain. They have a full rental gear service for climbing and bouldering as well as climbers notice board for partners and are happy to help climbers out to providing logistics for climbing on Koh Tao .For more details go to thier website gtadventures.com/koh-tao.html

    Getting There 

    From Bangkok: Use the lomprayah ferry service in khoa sarn rd to book a bus ride (7 hours) to the champhon and take the ferry (1 hour) There is a night ferry service available too.

    Alternatively the nearest airport is Koh Samui which is an hour and half ferry ride away.

    Climbing Season

    Weather station 0.2 miles from here

    1 Total Routes

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

    Featured Route For Koh Tao

    Car Jack 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13  Asia : Thailand : ... : Mek's Mountain
    This is one of the best climbs on Mek's Mountain, the first 2/3 of the route is a 5.9 and can be lead of TR up to two bolts for use as an anchor. The last 1/3 up a slab with an arete is the 5.10c part with the crux being the second last move. It starts down on the jungle floor and you climb up a crack with an 90 degree wall to the side. Climbing up to a thin crack to a boulder. Once on the boulder and now above the tree line is the two bolts for an anchor for a shorter 5.9 route. The top slab ha...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

    Photos of Koh Tao Slideshow Add Photo
    The Bouldering Guide to Koh Tao, Thailand
    The Bouldering Guide to Koh Tao, Thailand
    D. Millar bouldering a V7
    D. Millar bouldering a V7
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    Sport, Trad, TR and bouldering
    BETA PHOTO: Sport, Trad, TR and bouldering

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    By Timsahb
    Nov 1, 2014
    This information on Koh Tao is very outdated, there are 30+ sport (which you can also TR most), 10+ trad (including a 6 pictcher), remote TR climbs on isolated rocks and 1000's of bouldering problems.

    I have contacted one of the admins to offer to assist with editorial changes as I am the author of the guide listed in the link.
    By Nate Ball
    From: Taipei, TW
    Nov 2, 2014
    I have deleted the route "Axe Attack" (poor description anyway) so that you can add areas. Please provide good descriptions (directions, rock type, types of climbs, sun/shade, etc.) for these areas, then add whatever routes you'd like. It's all yours!