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Shared By: Nate Ball on Dec 19, 2017 with 1 Suggestions
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Description

Bangkok and Central Thailand - While generally not known as a climbing destination but rather a transit city for international climbers to other destinations such as Krabi, Chiang Mai, or even Thakkek, there has been a surge of growth in the climbing community of both ex-pats and Thais in the recent years.  Currently, with continuing development, there’s certainly a case to be made that Central Thailand is growing to become a destination worthy of any visiting climbers.  

There are currently 6 climbing areas within 2-3 hours of Bangkok;

- Saraburi province has Nam Pha Pa Yai (NPPY) and Muaklek Cliff.   NPPY has the most number of sport routes from 5s to 8b; all within walking distance from onsite accommodation.  Muaklek probably has the best quality of hard single pitches (the majority being 5.12 routes), and due to its position, it is by far the coolest crag and usually very pleasant to climb at even on the hottest summer day.

- Petchaburi province with Khao Yoi (rebolted with Ti Glue-in as of 2019 by TMSC) and Khao Iko

- Lopburi province has Khao Chin Lae which offers many multi-pitch routes to the top of an actual summit surrounded by sunflower fields (during the right season).

- Kanchanaburi province is currently seeing the newest of route development since 2019 and has 2 known climbing areas.  Turtle Home Crag and Pump Mountain.

Getting There

Fly into Bangkok.

Some of the locations mentioned here will require having a car (or motorbike) to access.  

Gym Climbing

Indoor climbing has become popular in recent years among local urbanite of Bangkok.  So if you have a couple of days in the city and want to stretch your fingers, here are a few of the options below.

Rock Domain Climbing Gym - By far the largest climbing gym in Thailand with ample amount of routes from bouldering to lead climbing.  Locate in the outskirt of Bangkok in Bangna District.  

Urban Playground (aka Racquet Club) - A full-blown fitness gym with other facilities beyond climbing (restaurants, weigh-lifting, yoga studio, badminton, swimming pool, etc.).  Locate in Sukhumvit which is the heart of Bangkok.  

Climb Central Bangkok CCBK - A really good climbing gym (sometimes air-conditioned!) where many national athletes are training.  Full overhanging lead wall (20m) with an outdoor bouldering area.  Locate in the outskirt of Bangkok in Bang Khae District and can be tricky to travel to unless you hire a car.  

Gravity Lab - A nice bouldering gym with AC and very good route-setting.  The climbing area is part of a larger gym/fitness facility.  

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Classic Climbing Routes at Central - Around Bangkok

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13
 9
Corcavado
Sport 6 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 11
Mineral Mystic
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 9
The Most....In The World
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 10
Verdon Paradise
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 3
Nok Kao (นกเขาไม่ใช่นกเรา)…
Trad 6 pitches
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a PG13
 5
Pacman
Sport 5 pitches
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
 11
Sweet Lip
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 10
To exist is to resist
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 4
Pasak Ride
Sport
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
 3
Yin & Yang
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 6
Inhale
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 3
Leverage - งัดถั่งงัด งัดถั่งงัด…
Sport
5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 7
Jungle Thai
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 3
Neau Neau
Sport
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 3
Stop Monsanto
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Corcavado Khao Chin Lae
 9
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13 Sport 6 pitches
Mineral Mystic Namphapayai Cam… > Phasak River Wall
 11
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
The Most....In The World Namphapayai Cam… > Phasak River Wall
 9
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Verdon Paradise Namphapayai Cam… > Phasak River Wall
 10
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Nok Kao (นกเขาไม่ใช่นกเรา)… Khao Chin Lae
 3
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad 6 pitches
Pacman Khao Chin Lae
 5
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a PG13 Sport 5 pitches
Sweet Lip Namphapayai Cam… > Phasak River Wall
 11
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a Sport
To exist is to resist Namphapayai Cam… > Phasak River Wall
 10
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Pasak Ride Namphapayai Cam… > Phasak River Wall
 4
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Yin & Yang Namphapayai Cam… > Bat Cave Wall
 3
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a Sport
Inhale Namphapayai Cam… > Phasak River Wall
 6
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Leverage - งัดถั่งงัด งัดถั… Khao Chin Lae
 3
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Jungle Thai Namphapayai Cam… > Phasak River Wall
 7
5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Neau Neau Namphapayai Cam… > Phasak River Wall
 3
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Stop Monsanto Namphapayai Cam… > Phasak River Wall
 3
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
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