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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.

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Fly into Bangkok.

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

Gym Climbing

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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.  

Stone Goat Bouldering Gym - A brand new Bouldering gym with state of the art facility recently opened in 2021.  If indoor bouldering and competition-style climbing is your jam, this is a good gym worth your visit.  Easily access by BTS green line with a 3-400m walk.  

Urban Playground (aka Racquet Club) - A full-blown fitness gym with other facilities beyond climbing (restaurants, weight-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
 14
Corcavado
Sport 6 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 11
Mineral Mystic
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 10
The Most....In The World
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 12
Verdon Paradise
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 4
Hed Kone (เห็ดโคน)
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 12
You Are A Legend
Sport
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 9
Exhale
Sport
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
 12
Sweet Lip
Sport
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
 5
Countdown 2000
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 12
To exist is to resist
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 4
Cowboy Rider
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 7
Voltaren
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 5
Pasak Ride
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 8
Inhale
Sport
5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 9
Jungle Thai
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Corcavado Lop Buri (ลพบุร… > Temple Wall
 14
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13 Sport 6 pitches
Mineral Mystic Namphapayai Cam… > Phasak River Wall **C…
 11
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
The Most....In The World Namphapayai Cam… > Phasak River Wall **C…
 10
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Verdon Paradise Namphapayai Cam… > Phasak River Wall **C…
 12
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Hed Kone (เห็ดโคน)… Kanchanaburi (ก… > Turtle Home Crag (บ้า…
 4
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
You Are A Legend Namphapayai Cam… > Phasak River Wall **C…
 12
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Exhale Namphapayai Cam… > Phasak River Wall **C…
 9
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Sport
Sweet Lip Namphapayai Cam… > Phasak River Wall **C…
 12
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a Sport
Countdown 2000 Khao Yoi > Rdside Crag
 5
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a Sport
To exist is to resist Namphapayai Cam… > Phasak River Wall **C…
 12
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Cowboy Rider Lop Buri (ลพบุร… > Sukhumvit Wall
 4
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Voltaren Namphapayai Cam… > Phasak River Wall **C…
 7
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Pasak Ride Namphapayai Cam… > Phasak River Wall **C…
 5
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Inhale Namphapayai Cam… > Phasak River Wall **C…
 8
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Jungle Thai Namphapayai Cam… > Phasak River Wall **C…
 9
5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
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