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Routes in Chong Pli

8ish S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Alien Tufa S 5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
EFZ S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Grace S 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
Ice 9 S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Kaeng Rang S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Kingpin S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Man or Mouse S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Middle Path, The S 5.13d 8b 31 X 32 E8 7a
PiRANA S 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
Pill Box S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Red Planet S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
Right Hand Man S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Scorpion S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Simon Sends S 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Slap and Tickle S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c PG13
Superstition S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b PG13
Team America Dihedral S 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
around the bend S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
buzzsaw S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
carbankle S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
chutzpah S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
deflowered S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
devils backbone S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
exfoliation S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
exposure S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
family affair S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
hobbit jump S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
hunting shrooms S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
mad skills S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
mantally ill S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
mclovin S 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
momentum S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
scarface S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
seesaw S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
zak attack S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

Description

Spirit Mountain is a huge limestone tower that has several aspects and climbing walls. Nearly all of the routes were put up after 2008 and all of the bolts are Titanium Glue Ins.

The climbing ranges from overhanging tufa climbs to slabby face climbs and everything in between. There are some outstanding routes at every grade from 5.9 to 5.13. This is a bit of a rarity in Thailand.

And still a few 5.13s awaiting a FA ! Come out and get your name in the books :)

The location is located on mainland, less than 15miles from Railay/Tonsai, allowing climbers to combine a stay at the local Chong Pli bungalows with climbing on Railay & Tonsai (or vice versa)
Warning! Stainless steel bolts are suspect near the coast! Details

Getting There

Drive along the ocean to the Noppharat Thara junction (Road 4202): 3.1 km [GO RIGHT]
Drive on this road for 5.3 km
You are now at the big intersection with the main road to Krabi town, you'll see a gas station across the street, and a big karst tower across and left (this is it!): [GO LEFT]

Drive 0.8 km and make a RIGHT at SOI 6

Follow the Soi as it makes a turn to the right. You will see the bungalow camp entrance. This is also the crag entrance.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Chong Pli

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
EFZ
Sport
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Team America Dihedral
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
EFZ 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Team America Dihedral 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
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2017 Update : New route setting at Chong Pli (everything in titanium-only) now brings the number of routes up to 74 (!) (and more development is currently ongoing), with grades ranging from 5a to 8b.

The majority of the best routes are in the 7a-7c range, but there is also an ever-increasing quality selection of 6a+ to 6c+ lines.

The crag is getting more & more visitors who suffered the dreaded Tonsai tummy (Tonsai/Railay are a 20mins longtailboat ride away) and who now prefer to climb there on daytrips while staying at the Chong Pli mainland crag, thereby avoiding catching this pretty intense diarrhea/fever.

The local climbers camp also organizes daytrips to other, currently still under-the-radar but mind-blowing crags in the region. Including Deep Water Solo group outings (shared boat to minimize costs).

Obviously, I'm part of the climbers camp/bungalows ;) You can contact me for bookings and more info. We're now also listed on all major booking websites.

Many people agree there is no single crag on Railay/Tonsai that beats the routes on offer right outside yer bungalow here at Chong Pli. Sep 20, 2017
I've been told this is the best crag in Thailand, and while I haven't climbed on too many, I can believe it. A wide diversity of both climbing styles, multiple quality routes at all grades up to 13b, clean rock, quality bolts, not much else to ask for. Do yourself a favor and check it out if you are Krabi. Apr 6, 2013

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