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Routes in The Thaiwand

20 Kilos of Steel S 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Caveman S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Circus Oz S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Equatorial S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Etcetera, Etcetera, Etcetera S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Fit To Be Thai'd S 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Getting to Know You S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Inaka (The Country) S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
King, The S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Live and Let Thai S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Lord of the Thai's S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Mala Mujer S 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Monkey Love S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Orange Juice S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Organ Grinder S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Out of Sticks S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Primal Scream S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Sluggard Prince, The S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Solution 41 S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b R
Spicy Speck Dreams S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Taming the East S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a


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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.
Warning! Stainless steel bolts are suspect near the coast! Details

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

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bring a 70m rope for craggin, two 60's for the multis Feb 26, 2012
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
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

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