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3D Zone S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Andrea's Spine Line S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Ban Dai S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Baron Von Tok S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Baron Von Tok, le Retour S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b PG13
Birthday Boy S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Brian Fagman S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
British, Russian, or Nineteen S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Cottonbrains of Infancy S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Crisis? What Crisis? S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Gladiator S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Going Dutch S 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Golden Copulation S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Hanna's Gift S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
High Noon (Formerly Mr. Phi Phi) S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Jug City S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Kiss the Serpent S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Latitude Eight S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Lois Lane S 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Mr Viper, Mr. Pit Viper S 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Pai Noon Mai S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Peyote Detour S 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Picking Beans in Guatemala S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Pirates of the Andaman S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Rev de Phi Phi Don S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Scenic Bulimic S 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Seven Samurai S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Severed Garden, The S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
So, So, Sooo...People Come & People Go S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Sol y Sombra S 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Spanish Caravan S 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Stir Fried Water S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Stolen Russian Submarine S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Sut Yawd S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Three Musketeers S 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Trong Pai S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Vertical Vision S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Type: Sport, 80 ft
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Shared By: Ryan Kelly on Jul 31, 2007
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Warning Stainless-steel bolts are suspect near the coast. A rebolting effort is underway. Details

Description

This is the last (right-most) of the climbs on the left on Tonsai Tower, right before a large band of loose rock with lots of horizontal cuts. Climbs up the other side of the arĂȘte from Mr. Phi Phi. Walk left from where the trail meets the wall.

Easy to the half way point, then pull a steep bulge/roof on giant jugs and finish on steep terrain with huge pockets.

Protection

Ti and SS glue in bolts. 12 draws.

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Ryan Williams
London (sort of)
  5.10+
Ryan Williams   London (sort of)  
  5.10+
You guys are talking about "Seven Samurai."

As for the grid bolting... I'm not sure what else you'd expect in Thailand. There are complete shit piles that get bolted in this country, as well as world class splitter cracks. I think to climb here you have to get over your idea of ethics and just get on the good lines.

Spending time thinking/talking/worrying about grid bolting instead of having fun climbing is just a giant waste of money. Jun 6, 2010
caughtinside
Oakland CA
 
caughtinside   Oakland CA
 
I took a peek at my guide when I got home. I'm pretty sure it's 7 samurai I'm thinking of, the rightmost route of the gridbolt section on the left. My guidebook notes says this is the best route I did on Tonsai Tower, except for the multipitch rev phi phi dom. that thing was rad!

The climb just left of seven samurai was pretty good too, mr phi phi, and lois lane wasn't bad either. Aug 2, 2007
Ryan Kelly
work.
Ryan Kelly   work.
Interesting, that's about the same description I would give for Scenic Bulimic. Both are on an arete on the right side of a gridded section too. I wonder if one of us is confusing a route for the other. We may never know, but one thing I am fairly certain of: gridded isn't actually a word. Aug 1, 2007
caughtinside
Oakland CA
 
caughtinside   Oakland CA
 
I remember this one having a way cool steep bulge right at the finish. Pretty cruiser up to that point, but a couple of fun athletic moves to pull the bulge. The best one in the grid bolted section? Jul 31, 2007