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Routes in Wat Tham Pla

AKA S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Choco Freak S 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Dta Giap (Chopsticks) S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Elephant S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Good Start S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Green Tea S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Hero S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Long Live The King S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Mae Sai S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Mia Jai Dee (Kind-hearted Wife) S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Monkey Business S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Monkey's Delight S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
No More Climbing S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Pocket Rocket S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Rock and Run S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Short Circuit S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Thai Border S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Tham Pla S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Top North S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
Water Buffalo S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Yang S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Yin S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Elevation: 1,391 ft
GPS: 20.327, 99.864 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Devin Welch on May 29, 2014
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Description

Wat Tham Pla is a beautiful crag situated about 50km north from Chiang Rai City. With no other competition in the area, this is the best rock climbing (sport climbing) in all of Chiang Rai Province. Also known locally as the monkey temple, it is not solely a destination for rock climbing. Other attractions include caving, fish, monkeys, crocodiles, temples, swimming and paddle-boating.

There are three distinct climbing areas at Wat Tham Pla: Monkey Wall, Main Wall and Reservoir Wall. These are listed right to left starting closest to the temple grounds. Access is very easy with the exception of the island portion of Monkey Wall, which requires a safe and simple traverse over the water.

Getting There

GPS Coordinates: 20.327500, 99.863778

From Chiang Rai City
  • Leave the city heading North on Highway 1
  • Pass the first police checkpoint heading to Mae Chan
  • Make sure to stay on Highway 1 (right side) at the junction for 1089
  • Turn Left at the second police checkpoint
  • Turn right at the sign for the Fish Cave (just past Mae Sai Vocational College)
  • Take the first Left on the main street
  • This street ends in the parking lot for the temple. Park here and walk left along the water to the crag!

Amenities

There are paid restrooms on site, as well as food and water sold by local vendors (you can support the community by purchasing snacks/refreshments here instead of places like 7/11)

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Devin Welch
Chiang Rai, Thailand
Devin Welch   Chiang Rai, Thailand
7a downgraded to 6c. The other ungraded route is still waiting for a consensus. Feb 7, 2016
Nick Brennan
Concord, NH
Nick Brennan   Concord, NH
Are the 7a and 7b on the photo topo added to the list of climbs? Dec 29, 2015

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