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Description

Information:
Hpa-An is the small town capital of Kayin State, east of Yangon. The area is picturesque, with dramatic karst formations jutting out of the jungle landscape and a seemingly endless supply of new routes to go up. The climbing scene here is still slowly developing, but there are a number of other things to do in Hpa-an. Hiking Zwegabin mountain, wandering through Sadan cave, or watching the droves of bats exiting the bat cave at sunset are a few of the other rest day opportunities to take advantage of in Hpa-an.

Accommodation:
Once in Hpa-An there are a couple of hostel options, but Soe Brothers/Soe Brothers 2 has been particularly climber-friendly and supportive of our efforts to develop climbing in Hpa-an.

Transportation:
For transportation you can easily arrange to rent a motorbike or truck through your guesthouse.

Deets:
Make sure to bring mosquito spray and coils, especially if climbing during rainy season.

Connecting: 

If you are in Myanmar and want to connect with the climbing community, check out the Myanmar Rock Community FB Group.

Getting There

From Yangon buy a bus ticket at a travel agency or at Aung San Stadium. Busses leave in the afternoon or at night and take 6-7 hours to arrive in Hpa-An.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Hpa-An Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 3
Die Kleine Hexe (The Little Witch)
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 5
Colombière
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 6
Capitaine Buzz
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 5
FMA (First Male Ascent)
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 3
Royal-D
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 6
Elephant Leather
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 3
Golden Ridge Recollection
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 5
The Shrine
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 5
Snake Hickey
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 4
Bite the Bullet
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 4
Wounds and Wins
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 8
The Wild Frontier
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 3
The Burma Bros
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Die Kleine Hexe (The Little… Bayin Nyi > Karaweik Wall
 3
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Colombière Bayin Nyi > Karaweik Wall
 5
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Capitaine Buzz Bayin Nyi > Alamo
 6
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
FMA (First Male Ascent) Bayin Nyi > Karaweik Wall
 5
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Royal-D Bayin Nyi > Karaweik Wall
 3
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Elephant Leather Bayin Nyi > Karaweik Wall
 6
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Golden Ridge Recollection Bayin Nyi > Karaweik Wall
 3
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
The Shrine Bayin Nyi > Alamo
 5
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Snake Hickey Bayin Nyi > Alamo
 5
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Bite the Bullet Bayin Nyi > Alamo
 4
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Wounds and Wins Bayin Nyi > Natyaykan (Nat Lake)…
 4
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
The Wild Frontier Bayin Nyi > Alamo
 8
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
The Burma Bros Bayin Nyi > Rabbit Hole
 3
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
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