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The Watchtower Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Jfoley on Feb 6, 2009
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  • Description 

    This remote crag is located on the northern end of Ko Yao Noi and requires a boat ride, a short jungle hike and some climbing up fixed lines to reach the base. The wall juts out of a deep chasm and has small wooden platforms to belay from. The approach and base are a bit tricky but the quality of the stone is superb. The routes are technical and sustained. Shade in the afternoon. Not suitable for parties larger than six. Bring a 60m rope and 17 quickdraws.

    Getting There 

    Hire a boat from the Mountain Shop or sea Gypsy Restaurant

    Climbing Season

    Weather station 14.0 miles from here

    3 Total Climbing Routes

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

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    Rock Climbing Photo: View of the Watchtower from the boat!
    View of the Watchtower from the boat!
    Rock Climbing Photo: Base of the crag
    Base of the crag

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