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Elevation: 472 ft 144 m
GPS: 17.45429, 104.91376
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Description Suggest change

The local name of Pha Tam Kam describes the area referred to by traveling climbers as "Thakhek" (the nearby town) or "Green Climbers Home" (the camp-style resort). It is a developed sport climbing area in the Karst limestone of central Laos. If you are looking to escape the party scene of Vang Vieng, Thakhek is the place to go. Currently, there are over 400 developed sport climbs, 100 boulder problems and new climbs are being put up every season. The climbs range from 5.6 up to 5.13d, with a few projects for the ambitious folks. The climbs at the "Roof" are steep and pumpy, but other cliffs also boasts a wide selection of vertical to slightly overhanging routes, and a few multi-pitch routes with magnificent views of the valley. The average approach of about 5 minutes, and wonderful lodging and food right next to the cliff, Thakhek is certainly a destination for climbers visiting Laos.

Getting There Suggest change

The climbs are located about 12 km east of Thakhek, on several of the limestone towers surrounding the Green Climbers Home. If you're staying in Thakhek (Traveler's Lodge or Inthira Hotel are recommendable) you can rent a bicycle or scooter in town and head west out of town on Rt 12 (towards Vietnam). Just past km marker #12 on the right is a dirt road to a farmhouse. Take the dirt road past the farm and back to the Green Climber's Home and you're 20 m from the climbs.

A better option is to get a tuk tuk out to the Climber's Home on your first day and stay there. The food is amazing the camp stunning. Visit their website for more info: greenclimbershome.com/

All the climbs are an easy five minute or less walk from the Climber's Home. They also have a newly published guidebook for sale ($20), with great descriptions of all the climbs.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Thakhek (Pha Tam Kam)

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5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 27
Kim und Struppi
Sport
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 20
White Rabbit
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 24
From Dusk til Dawn
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 44
Mon General
Sport
5.11- 6c 22 VIII- 22 E3 5c
 20
Donkey Kong
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 27
Fat Doobies
Sport
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 13
Unbreakable
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 14
Mr. Keo
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 24
Cheeky Fucker
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 31
Schwitzerland
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 17
Stalker
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 14
Whiplash
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 21
Sound of Music
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 23
L-4 One of the Best
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 29
Jungle King
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Kim und Struppi Canyon > Canyon Left
 27
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
White Rabbit Tree Lounge
 20
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
From Dusk til Dawn Open All Hours
 24
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Mon General Hilton
 44
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Donkey Kong Canyon > Canyon Left
 20
5.11- 6c 22 VIII- 22 E3 5c Sport
Fat Doobies Hangover
 27
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Unbreakable Weiße Wand
 13
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Sport
Mr. Keo Worldtrip
 14
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Cheeky Fucker Roof Right Side
 24
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Schwitzerland Hangover
 31
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Stalker Hangover
 17
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Whiplash Weiße Wand
 14
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Sound of Music Schöffl Block
 21
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
L-4 One of the Best Open All Hours
 23
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Jungle King Roof Right Side
 29
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
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