Crazy Horse *TEMPORARILY CLOSED* Rock Climbing
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They will, however know where the Julie Guesthouse, the T.K. Guesthouse the J.J Guesthouse or the Same Same Guesthouse. If you can make it there and walk down the street just past Pooh EcoTours, you will find the small and barely marked shop next door.
CMRCA will provide transportation for 395 baht per day; add another 75 baht if you want a hot lunch. You'll ride in a red truck taxi, which leaves town at 8:30am, and returns at 4.30pm. You will want to reserve your seat in advance. Your transportation fee also includes fresh drinking water at the crag.
You can also pick up a map and rent a scooter and drive. The directions are in the guidebook for the area.
The entry to the lower Anxiety State cave. The (upper area of) cave is a popular caving spot for the CMRCA.
There are three seasons for climbing in Chiang Mai: hot, hotter, and hot and wet. Daytime highs will often hit 100F by April (Note: temps at the crag will often be several degrees cooler than in town). Summer gets quite warm, and there is a rainy season in early fall. Overall, the rainy season for Crazy Horse is shorter than for Railay, and average humidity levels are a little lower as well. Here's a link to the Wikipedia entry for the seasonal weather norms:
It is possible to chase shade all day. Also, it can be quite cool on winter mornings, particularly if you are riding a scooter from town.
Dangers and hazards: Honey bees build large nests on the underside of roofs, and are aggressive. In contrast, wax bees have short tube-like nests, and are pretty harmless. You will find wasps on occasion as well. There are also centipedes, scorpions, and red ants which can inflict nasty bites. The dogs that live at the cliff are generally friendly, and the monkeys here are rarely seen. Some of the tamarind plants are painful to touch, ditto for nettles found along the trail.
There is often a monk living by the cave system on the right side of the Ant Hill. Please be respectful in this area.
Honey bee hive
Classic Climbing Routes at Crazy Horse *TEMPORARILY CLOSED*
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