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Orange Chandeliers S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c

Description

This beautiful solitary sea tower begs to be climbed, and it is the first area you see after leaving Ao Nang. It is in the shade from morning until 1 PM, so best to get an early start and plan to be off before the sun hits.

The two main routes on this tower are:
Orange Chandeliers 11b, 3 pitches
A0 Nang, Ao Nang 5.10a

Sam;s guide mentions a harder 13a climb past the anchor of Ao Nang Ao Nang, and a few forgotten climbs on the right side of the tower.

If you want to climb Ao Nang, Ao Nang it would be best to do it first, so you won't have to reverse the initial traverse of Orange Chandeliers.
Warning Stainless-steel bolts are suspect near the coast. A rebolting effort is underway. Details

Getting There

This is the beautiful tower you pass while traveling between Tonsai and Ao Nang. It is only accessible by boat or sea kayak. You can pay the boatman to stay and wait or tell them to come back at a certain time. It cost us 600 baht ~$15 for transportation. With better bargaining skills you could probably get there and back for cheaper.

Getting out of the boat will be easier at high tide, and it is rumored to be difficult to get a boat to take you here during the rainy season.

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5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Orange Chandeliers
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Jskierpx
Truckee, California
Jskierpx   Truckee, California
Climbed December 2017. We successfully rented a kayak from the beach on Tonsai for $12 for the day, paddled out and found the rope to pull ourselves onto the spire. If you are bringing a rope to donate to Thailand, consider replacing the tattered lines that get you out of the boat, there is core showing and it could use some love! Really fun adventure climb and way to burn a day, get on it! 8 hours ago
Nick Giblin
Santa Rosa, CA
Nick Giblin   Santa Rosa, CA
This is an awesome formation! Rent a kayak and get yourself on this thing. It is truly unforgettable! Feb 19, 2013
Shirtless Mike
Denver, CO
Shirtless Mike   Denver, CO  
One drawback of climbing on this tower is the incredible noise of the long boats. Don't expect to be able to hear your partner whatsoever. Good to work out rope signals in advance. Jan 10, 2008

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