Elevation: 851 ft
GPS: 10.098, 99.842 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Brian Ways on Dec 4, 2014 · Updates
Admins: Tao Techakanon, Brian Boyd
Access Issue: Warning! Stainless steel bolts are suspect near the coast! Details
Access Issue: The area is private land Details

Description

Mek's Mountain is the largest climbing area on Koh Tao, it consists of a series of very large granite boulders sitting on a steep hill in the middle of the island. The rocks are visible from boats just of Sairee beach and are the some of the largest visible anywhere on the island. There are approx 35 routes in the area on different rock walls with different features providing some nice variety on the climbs from faces, chimneys, aretes and overhanging walls. There are a combination of shady and sunny walls. Almost all of the climbs have top rope access with about half being also bolted as sport routes. The average heights are around 15m with 1 being 28 m and a 3 pitch multi-pitch climb of total height of 43m. The rocks is all crystalline granite and can be sharp in places, the erosion patterns creating some great climbs. The 'dont miss' sport routes are: Good Morning Koh Ta, 5a; Return of the Ent Wife, 5c; Devine intervention, 6a; Carjack; 6b+, The Bitch in Me, 6c and Pow right in the baby maker, P1-5c, P2-6a, P3 - 6a+. The largest rock is also used for abseiling and has bolts for a highline setup. The areas was developed exclusively by Goodtime Adventures Koh Tao and used by them commercially. There are amazing views over the island from the tops of climbs and the top of Fraggle Rock. There is no shop at the site so bring lots of water.

Getting There

From the 7/11 cross road in Sairee, head up towards Hin Wong away from the beach. When you hit the pass at the top go straight for 50m then turn right and keep going up until you reach a half built bar. Park your bikes here and there is a map of the area there too.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Mek's Mountain

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13
 4
Car Jack
Sport, TR
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 4
The Bitch In Me
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Car Jack
 4
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13 Sport, TR
The Bitch In Me
 4
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
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