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Tonsai Bay 


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Description 

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Tonsai Bay located on the western side of the peninsula and north of Railay West.

Accommodations are not on the beach but rather up the hill, much cheaper than the other areas of Railay. There are several mini-marts and a couple of internet cafes. This area has the highest climber population.


Getting There 

Long-tail boat from Ao Nang. There is a jungle trail from Railay West or you can hire a long-tail boat. From Railay East there is a longer jungle hike.


Accomodations 

  • Mambo Bungalows
  • Mountain View Resort
  • Pa Sook Resort
  • Pakarang Bungalows
  • Sai Thong
  • Andaman Nature Resort
  • Viking Village
  • Dream Valley Resort
  • Banyan Tree Resort
  • Krabi Mountain View Resort
  • Sai Thong Bungalows
  • Forest Resort
  • Tiew Khao Bungalows
  • Jungle Hut


101 Total Routes


['4 Stars',22],['3 Stars',58],['2 Stars',18],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',3],['5.10',38],['5.11',34],['5.12',23],['5.13',3],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Tonsai Bay:
Groove Tube   5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c     Sport, 2 pitches, 180'   Fire Wall
Banana Hammock   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 70'   The Nest
Beauty and the Beast   5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 3 pitches, 350'   Monkey World
Missing Snow   5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport   Tyrolean Wall
Humanality   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 5 pitches, 300'   Tonsai Beach (Freedom Bar A... : Ladder Routes (Humanality A...
Stalagasaurus   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 45'   Tonsai Beach (Freedom Bar A... : Main Wall (Babes in Thailan...
Orange Chandeliers   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 3 pitches, 250'   Ao Nang Tower
Heart of Darkness   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 5 pitches, 350'   Cat Wall
Lion King   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport   Dum's Kitchen
Dozer Days   5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a     Sport, 2 pitches, 90'   The Nest
Babes in Thailand   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   Tonsai Beach (Freedom Bar A... : Main Wall (Babes in Thailan...
Wake and Bake   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 50'   Dum's Kitchen
Second Home Tonsai   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Tonsai Beach (Freedom Bar A... : Main Wall (Babes in Thailan...
Tonsai Playboy   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   Tonsai Beach (Freedom Bar A... : Main Wall (Babes in Thailan...
Burnt Offerings   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 40'   Fire Wall
La Bab   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 45'   Tonsai Beach (Freedom Bar A... : Main Wall (Babes in Thailan...
Pearl Jam   5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   Generator Wall
Cross Eyed   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 85'   Melting Wall
Tidal Wave   5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Tonsai Beach (Freedom Bar A... : Tonsai Roof (Tidal Wave Are...
Bhet Mak Mak   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Tonsai Beach (Freedom Bar A... : Main Wall (Babes in Thailan...
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Getting in the Groove

Groove Tube 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c  Asia : Thailand : ... : Fire Wall
This is a very cool climb!!!On the first pitch the crux might be near the ground. The 2nd pitch is seldom done but has a few harder spots. Mark Maffe discovered the first pitch of Groove Tube in 1995. It was buried beneath jungle growth and he cleaned it, added protection and gave the rating 5.10 (even though it was a very soft rating - he was worried that no one would climb it if he rated it lower, especially given the already soft ratings in that area - and he really wanted people to climb it...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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Rappeling from the top of Ao Nang Tower into a long tail boat. Photo: Devan Johnson
Rappeling from the top of Ao Nang Tower into a lon...
I love the '80s! You should have seen the look on Chai's face. Priceless!
I love the '80s! You should have seen the look on ...
View from the Thaiwand on Railey West.
BETA PHOTO: View from the Thaiwand on Railey West.
The right side of Tonsai Bay (Dum's Kitchen) the Jungle Trail area and the left side of Railay beach West viewed from a long-tail boat
BETA PHOTO: The right side of Tonsai Bay (Dum's Kitchen) the J...
A view across the bay towards the Cobra Wall
A view across the bay towards the Cobra Wall
Looking through the bar to the magnificent rock face
Looking through the bar to the magnificent rock fa...
Tonsai bay
Tonsai bay
Long-tailed macaques invading Tonsai road
Long-tailed macaques invading Tonsai road
Coming into Tonsai for the first time by longtail
Coming into Tonsai for the first time by longtail
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