Elevation: 58 ft
GPS: 7.738, 98.766 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Art Morimitsu on Dec 7, 2006
Admins: Brian Boyd, Tao Techakanon
Access Issue: Warning! Stainless steel bolts are suspect near the coast! Details

Description

Welcome 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
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.

Guide books:
  • 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)

Getting There

Ferry 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.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Koh Phi-Phi

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 9
Pai Noon Mai
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 5
Latitude Eight
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 10
Golden Copulation
Sport 2 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 7
Cottonbrains of Infancy
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 6
The Hand of Bhudda
Sport 4 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 10
High Noon (Formerly Mr. Phi Phi)
Sport
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 5
Stolen Russian Submarine
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 20
Gladiator
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 5
Happy Banana
Sport 5 pitches
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 4
Going Dutch
Sport 4 pitches
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 5
Luis Trinker
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 3
Vertical Vision
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 3
3D Zone
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 4
The Severed Garden
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 5
Rev de Phi Phi Don
Sport 6 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Pai Noon Mai Tonsai Tower
 9
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Latitude Eight Tonsai Tower
 5
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Golden Copulation Tonsai Tower
 10
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport 2 pitches
Cottonbrains of Infancy Tonsai Tower
 7
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
The Hand of Bhudda Oyster Blade
 6
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport 4 pitches
High Noon (Formerly Mr. Phi… Tonsai Tower
 10
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Stolen Russian Submarine Tonsai Tower
 5
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Gladiator Tonsai Tower
 20
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Happy Banana Hin Tak
 5
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport 5 pitches
Going Dutch Tonsai Tower
 4
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport 4 pitches
Luis Trinker Drinking Wall
 5
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Vertical Vision Tonsai Tower
 3
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
3D Zone Tonsai Tower
 3
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
The Severed Garden Tonsai Tower
 4
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Rev de Phi Phi Don Tonsai Tower
 5
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport 6 pitches
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