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The Thaiwand is the obvious tower that dominates the Phan Na Peninsula. Here are some of the best multi-pitch sport routes in the world, as well as some amazing single-pitch routes. There are spectacular views of the peninsula.

The crag faces north and is always in the shade during the dry season. From May to August the tower sees quite a lot of sun.

Getting There

Get yourself to Railay West beach. As you're looking out at the ocean walk to your left to the end of the beach. There will be a trail that goes up through the forest. To get to the Thaiwand, follow the trail and when the trail branches always take a right. You'll eventually get to a steep section with a fixed rope. Follow that and after about 100ft you'll see a bamboo ladder when you reach the wall. The hike takes about 15 minutes.

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Thaiwand

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
 31
20 Kilos of Steel
Sport
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 47
Fit To Be Thai'd
Sport
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 17
Mala Mujer
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 54
Monkey Love
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 17
The King
Sport 2 pitches
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 5
The Sluggard Prince
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 25
Equatorial
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 13
Circus Oz
Sport 4 pitches
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 17
Caveman
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 3
Inaka (The Country)
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 41
Lord of the Thai's
Sport 5 pitches
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 11
Out of Sticks
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 11
Orange Juice
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
20 Kilos of Steel
 31
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Sport
Fit To Be Thai'd
 47
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Sport
Mala Mujer
 17
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Monkey Love
 54
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
The King
 17
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport 2 pitches
The Sluggard Prince
 5
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Equatorial
 25
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Circus Oz
 13
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport 4 pitches
Caveman
 17
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Inaka (The Country)
 3
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Lord of the Thai's
 41
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport 5 pitches
Out of Sticks
 11
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Orange Juice
 11
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
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Sam Lightner, Jr.
Lander, WY
Sam Lightner, Jr.   Lander, WY
Much confusion is in the name of this wall. We originally dubbed it "The Thaiwand", like the "Eiger-wand" cus it looms over the bay like the Eiger's north wall, and after a few too many drinks at the Sunset Bar, it made sense. King's older guidebook called it the "Thaiwand Wall", and that stuck... though it has been even taken even further to the "Taiwan Wall".

To call it the Thaiwand Wall is redundant, like saying The Al Quaida.... but who really cares... it's the big-ass tower at the south end of Railay Beach.

The route name "Getting to Know You", like "Etc, Etc, Etc", is from the original version of "The King and I." Dec 20, 2006
Clayton Rardon
Yucca Valley, CA
Clayton Rardon   Yucca Valley, CA
Anyone looking for hard mulitpitch routes, this is a great place to 'feed the rat'. Dec 28, 2007
bring a 70m rope for craggin, two 60's for the multis Feb 26, 2012