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Routes in Hin Tak

Happy Banana S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Karma S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a

Description

Hin Tak is a large wall with several sectors. It is situated in Tonsai Bay on Koh Phi Phi Don. There are over twenty routes here, most of them on vertical to gently overhanging, solid limestone.

The wall lies above a brilliant white sand beach and is surrounded by brilliant emerald green water. The climbing here is superb, yet this wall sees little traffic.

For all of the reasons above, I'd call this crag one of the best in Thailand. It is no surprise that it was one of the first walls to see development, way back in 1988. You will see a lot of old expansion bolts, but the goods have been rebolted with stainless steel glue in bolts. See individual route descriptions for more info.
Warning Stainless-steel bolts are suspect near the coast. A rebolting effort is underway. Details

Getting There

From the pier in Tonsai Bay or the beach under Tonsai Tower, hire a boatman for 100TB per person, one way. Organize a return trip or have the boatman stay with you for the afternoon.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Hin Tak

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5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Happy Banana
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Happy Banana 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport 5 pitches
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Ken H
Granite, UT
Ken H   Granite, UT
Notes: Hin Tak means "broken rock" in thai "Ao Ling" means monkey bay. The base of Hin Tak is now really monkey beach and the base of Oyster Blade (aka: Ao Ling) is really just a garbage field caused by the tides. The base of Hin Tak is now the Monkey Beach. If you tell your boatmen "Hin Tak" and "Monkey Beach" he should get you here. Note at low tide you will need a kayak to get to the boat without swimming. We lucked out and a fisherman was nearby and gave us a lift to the boat. We paid 100 baht each/each way but didn't really haggle. Feb 12, 2011

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