Koh Phi-Phi Rock Climbing
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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 Phi Phi from Viewpoint Three near the radio tower. and the remote beaches on the east side, and another early morning to spend on Maya Bay on Phi Phi Leh .
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.
Classic Climbing Routes at Koh Phi-Phi
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