Elevation: 770 ft
GPS: 16.842, 102.891 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Wan Jutaporn on Dec 7, 2017
Admins: Tao Techakanon, Brian Boyd

Description

Zoolander is a considered one of the largest bouldering area in South East Asia, located on the top of Khoa Sun Kwang Mountain in Khon Kaen Zoo, 50 min drive from Khon Kaen City. The boulders are located on the top of the mountain far from other tourist attractions in the zoo. We can guarantee you won’t be climbing with tigers chasing you back :D There won’t be other general tourists watch you climbing like you are a monkey in the zoo neither.

Boulders here are sandstone of great quality. There are hundreds of boulder and everything to climb, crimp, jug, slab, overhang, technical climbing. The boulder fields are surrounded by a 12-km loop road of the zoo and it speads for more than 1,000 acre. Khon Kaen Climbing Club (KKCC) has been working intensively on developing. As in Jan 2021, we have a complete bouldering topo of 605 routes in 4 sectors available on 27crags. But there are so many more unclimb boulders with great potential. If you have tools, you can cut weed and vines to develop new bouldering problems. However, please communicate with us if you want to clean and try a new line.

We have been working closely with the zoo director, and we are authorized to develop and climb boulders in the zoo. The zoo is open daily from 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM. The only thing is that you are required to pay an entry fee THB 150. This fee includes other awesome amenities in the zoo area like clean restrooms, restaurants and shops, animals viewing, and access to the Water Park! So you can jump in the water after the climbing in tropical heat!

KKCC hosted the International Khon Kaen Bouldering Festival at Zoolander in 2019 and 2020. Zoolander has been visited and climbed by many local and international strong climbers. The grade is ranged from V0 -V11, with a potential of harder grade.

We have a complete bouldering topo of the 4 established sectors, 605 routes, at https://27crags.com/areas/zoolander
Profit from selling bouldering topo from 27crags will go to KKCC development fund.

More info : https://khonkaenclimbing.com/
Contact us : https://www.facebook.com/khonkaenclimbingclub/

Getting There

Google Khon Kaen Zoo (coordinate 16.84507, 102.89714). It’s about 50 min drive north from KK city on Mitraphap road, then turn right into Kao Suan Kwang road. In fact, you can also take a train and get out at Kao Suan Kwang station, then take a Sam-Lor (tricycle) for 2 km to the zoo. But the zoo staff does not recommend Sam-Lor because they will try to rip you off! This is a sad thing about Thailand. The price of Sam-Lor to the zoo and back might get you a car rental from KK city. We also recommend you to have your own vehicle because the boulder road is far from the front entrance and up the hill. The loop road is 7.29 miles (11.73 km) long. It's a long walk!

We have the FAQ (like transportation, where to stay, how to rent crash pad, etc.) listed out pretty well here.
docs.google.com/document/d/…

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