BETA PHOTO: A typical scene at Main Wall
The main wall is close to town, stays dry in the rain, and has a variety of climbs from beginner to advanced. Needless to say, it's a popular crag and probably sees more traffic than every other wall in Laos combined. If you've ever been to Krabi it'll probably remind you of 123 Wall. That said, there's some fun stuff here and you'll probably spend at least a day or so here during your stay.
At the cave sign (see directions in area page)cross the fence and continue heading towards the wall and trending left across the rice fields. Turn left at the creek bed and follow that for 100 yards or so until you can find a trail heading up hill to the wall. The climbing area should be obvious as should the main trail if you find it. It'll weave up a steep hill straight to the climbing area.
Climbing Season For the Laos area.
Weather station 1.7 miles from here
8 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
Featured Route For Main Wall
Pit Viper 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Asia
: ... : Main Wall
Fantastic steep pocket pulling. While not exactly beta intensive, knowing where to go will save you precious time on the pump clock. The start meanders a bit, following the line of pockets to the right and then back. The direct line goes just a bit harder and probably a cleaner sequence. 5.11d +/- a letter depending on the patch you choose....[more] Browse More Classics in International
By Ryan Williams
From: London (sort of)
May 31, 2010
It's a shame that the Hot Rock Expedition had to graffiti all over this wall. Who's idea was that? Nice work guys.
I thought the two climbs on the right (11d and 12a?) were very good and the ones in the middle were fun for the grade. I'm not sure any of the Hot Rock climbs were even worth bolting!