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Pha Daeng is the towering mountain that sits over the river on the west side of town, you can’t miss it. The close proximity makes for easy climbing and the size has a huge potential for development. As of ’09 there is one main cliff and then a couple of smaller developed areas further down. Only the main cliff was accessible in the wet season.

Getting There

First get to the west town. If it’s dry season you can take any number of the suspension foot bridges. Go all the way across, not just to the little peninsula with all the bars on it. During the wet season they take down the foot bridges so you have to head a bit south to the big vehicle bridge and pay 4000 kip (50 cents). Follow the road around right until you get to the Maylyn Guest House and continue on for 200 yards or so until you see the mountain on your right and a blue sign for a cave leading across the rice field. More than likely you’ll be swarmed by a gang of kids there to collect your 4000 kip to go see the cave. I’ve had success explaining to them that we’re not there to see the cave, and other times I just paid the 50 cents to not deal with the hassle. Head across the rice field, trending left, towards the obvious large wall.
Here's the gate crossing, and the hooligans who will no doubt be there to collect your money.

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Gunkswest   CA
Paul Turecki and Kirsten Kremer were some of the first folks to climb at Pha Deang Mountain. In 1999 and 2000, they established numerous lines at Pha Deang without placing bolts, several of which were later bolted and are now popular sport routes on the Main Wall.

See the 2002 American Alpine Journal for more info:

publications.americanalpine… Jun 17, 2016

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