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Areas in Myanmar

Gabani 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Hpa-An 0 / 26 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 26
Mandalay 0 / 26 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 26
Yayy (Mon State) 0 / 1 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Elevation: 938 ft
GPS: 21.084, 95.537 Google Map · Climbing Map
Shared By: Andrew Riley on Apr 1, 2015
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Description

Myanmar is an emerging country that has only recently opened up to the developing world. As such, some of the amenities that are available in neighboring Thailand are not present in Myanmar. What you will get is an authentic experience in a rapidly changing country that still bears some signs of emerging from the past. Sport climbing is now being developed in a couple of areas in Myanmar, mostly by a crowd funded bolting campaign. The rock is primarily limestone, and the extent of the potential for rock climbing in Myanmar is not yet realized.

Climate:
Myanmar has three seasons. Winter ranges from November to February, with temps from 50F to 90F, summer is from February to June with temps from 85F to 100+F, and monsoon stretches from July to October. Due to the heat and rain in summer and monsoon season, the best climbing weather is during the winter.

Accommodations:
There are several hostels and guesthouses throughout the country. Although Myanmar is less developed than neighboring Thailand, prices of accommodations are somewhat higher. The cheapest hostels are about $8-$10.

Connecting:

If you live in Myanmar and want to connect with the climbing community, check out the Myanmar Rock Community FB Group.
Keeping climbs open depends on maintaining good relationships with locals and monks. Details

Getting There

After flying into Yangon, most of the climbing is located in Mandalay and Hpa-An. Mandalay is accessible from Yangon by plane via local airlines, tickets cost ~$100. You can also travel to Hpa-An and Mandalay via overnight bus which will run you ~$10.00 each way. Bus tickets are available through several travel agencies scattered throughout the city and busses leave from Aung Mingalar Bus Terminal https://www.google.com/maps/place/Aung+Mingalar+Highway+Bus+Station/@16.9285939,96.1587803,16z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x30c1914c21334c51:0x6c435a6e9259fd8el every night for Mandalay. Busses are relatively comfortable with reclining seats and aircon.

Taxi is the primary mode of transportation around Yangon, and taxi drivers usually raise their prices for foreigners. It is generally good to ask local contacts what the fair fare is. Taxi drivers are willing to bargain. As of 2015 from the airport to downtown costs about 5,000 MMK, from downtown to Aung Mingalar costs about 7,000 MMK, and traveling here and there in the city shouldn't usually cost you more than 3,000 MMK (1 USD is about 1,200 MMK).

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Classic Climbing Routes at Myanmar

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Saya Steve
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Colombière
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Capitaine Buzz
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
FMA (First Male Ascent)
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Elephant Leather
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Golden Ridge Recollection
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Devil's Right Leg
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Wounds and Wins
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
The Wild Frontier
Sport
Saya Steve Mandalay > Waterfall Hill (Y… > Saya Steve Wall 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Colombière Hpa-An > Bayin Nyi > Karaweik Wall 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Capitaine Buzz Hpa-An > Bayin Nyi > Alamo 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
FMA (First Male Ascent) Hpa-An > Bayin Nyi > Karaweik Wall 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Elephant Leather Hpa-An > Bayin Nyi > Karaweik Wall 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Golden Ridge Recollection Hpa-An > Bayin Nyi > Karaweik Wall 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Devil's Right Leg Mandalay > Waterfall Hill (Y… > Fire Wall 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Wounds and Wins Hpa-An > Bayin Nyi > Natyaykan (Nat Lake) Wall 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
The Wild Frontier Hpa-An > Bayin Nyi > Alamo 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
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