|Type:||Sport, 6 pitches, 600', Grade III|
|Original:||YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b PG13 [details]|
|FA:||Ben, Tao, Joy (See www.bamboo-escalade.com)|
|Submitted By:||Ryan Williams on May 15, 2010|
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By Tao Techakanon
From: Bangkok, Thailand
Aug 28, 2016
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13
The climb is very well bolted for the most part with some small run outs. If you are solid at the grade then there isn't much to worry about.
I would say that route description above is pretty accurate.
Approach from temple's stairs is straight forward and only takes 10 mins. You will need 2 60m ropes to descend but I have also been told a single 80m will do just fine. Tons of vegetations so be prepared to get your rope stuck here and there so make sure you know how to deal with it.
Overall a great route for those who enjoy a long day. A rare gem in Thailand, for sure.
Edit: I'm not the first Ascensionist. We happened to have the same name.
By Kelly Ramsburg
Jan 28, 2017
Excellent route. The top out offers beautiful 360 degree views of the surrounding countryside. The rock is very sharp the whole way up, but the route description is accurate with the grades.
P1 (36m) - 12
P2 (30m) - 9
P3 (26m) - 9
P4 (36m) - 11
P5 (17m) - 5
P6 (4th class) - 0 bolts, but does have an anchor at the top so that you can rappel instead of downclimbing if you prefer
It's possible to rappel the route with one 70m rope, but it requires adding both of the two additional sets of anchors mentioned in the route description for a total of 8 rappels. A 70m rope will just get you to the higher set of anchors at the top of pitch 3, so you'll have to do a 10-15 foot mini-rappel to reach the lower anchors or downclimb that small section if you have the guts. From the lower set of anchors, the 70m will just reach the anchors at the top of pitch 2. It's not possible to rappel all of pitch 1 with a 70m, so you'll have to stop at the anchors mid-way through the pitch and do a second rappel. But, the climb was absolutely worth all the rappels.
Also note that the climb is in the shade (at least in January), which makes for perfect climbing temperatures - but don't forget sunscreen for the top!