Koh Phi-Phi Rock Climbing
|GPS:||7.741, 98.773 Google Map · Climbing Map|
|Shared By:||Art Morimitsu on Dec 7, 2006|
|Admins:||Brian Boyd, Nate Ball|
DescriptionWelcome to Paradise!
The birthplace of climbing in Thailand. See the 1992 issue of Rock and Ice. Well developed with many places to stay and a functioning ATM. Very popular with tourists and divers, the island offers perfect beaches, excellent snorkeling, great diving, challenging game fishing and lots of activities like rock climbing, kayaking and local boat trips. Make sure to plan a day to trek up over the mountain to the and the remote beaches on the east side, and another early morning to spend on .
The climbing is excellent at all grades up to 5.13b with the bulk of the routes in the 5.10 and 5.11 range. Hands down the best 5.10 multi pitch climbing in Thailand!
There are actually six islands in the Phi Phi group, with Phi Phi Don hosting all of the accommodation and nearly all of the climbing.
The rebolting process is ongoing and never-ending. Many people have put in their own time and money. If you climb here you owe it to the local community to make a donation. They have worked for over a decade now and you owe your life to them... literally! Inquire at Cat's Climbing Shop or email Shamick Byszewski
As most people are aware, this island was devastated in the December 2004 tsunami. The island has recovered well from the disaster, back on its feet, with the majority of buildings reconstructed and businesses eager to welcome people back.
However, the locals lost everything. Please support local business! Many businesses (even one climbing shop) are owned by foreigners. Don't be afraid to ask if the business is Thai owned because you should be spending money at the Thai owned shops.
- Thailand: A Climbing Guide by Sam Lightner Jr. (2005)
- King climbers Route Guide Book (2009)
- Thailand Sport Climbing, The Pocket Guide 2010 by Sirichai Pongsopon at The Rock Shop (2010)
- Rock Climbing in Thailand by Elke Schmitz and Wee Changrua (2009)
Warning Stainless-steel bolts are suspect near the coast. A rebolting effort is underway. Details
Getting ThereFerry boats arrive daily from Krabi Town, Phuket and Ao Nang. Take a bus or fly to any of these areas. If you are traveling over land it is always cheaper and easier to get a combo ticket (bus+boat). If flying, buy a ticket at the airport when you land.
Classic Climbing Routes at Koh Phi-Phi
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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