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Koh Yao Noi Rock Climbing 

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Location: 8.13855, 98.6257 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Brian Boyd, Nate Ball, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Jfoley on Jan 15, 2009  with updates from Mountain Shop Adventures
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  • Description 

    Many new areas have been developed on the islands surrounding Kho Yao Noi and on the northern end of the Island itself. This is one of the most low key and tranquil island destinations in Thailand and now hosts many new climbing areas as well. Located in the southern end of the Phang Nga bay. The beauty surrounding this island is breath taking. However don't expect the ease of Tonsai/Railey. Approaches require motor bike rides through steep jungle roads, hiking and or hiring a boat.The climbing logistics can be difficult to sort out, but you will be rewarded with high quality Titanium bolted routes in a peaceful setting.

    More information, including the sale a guidebook, can be found at

    Getting There 

    As this is an Island you will need to hire a boat or catch a ferry. Ferries arrive daily from Phuket, Krabi, and Phang Nga. Getting here from Phuket is the most convenient.A daily speed boat also leaves from Railey West at 10:30am as of Dec 2008. The web sites below should help you get started.
    directions from mountain shop

    Climbing Season

    For the Thailand area.

    Weather station 14.0 miles from here

    41 Total Climbing Routes

    ['4 Stars',9],['3 Stars',24],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

    Classic Climbing Routes in Koh Yao Noi

    Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Koh Yao Noi:
    Daddy Long Legs   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   The Mitt
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    Featured Route For Koh Yao Noi
    Rock Climbing Photo: Mark Miner on the crux of Loco

    Loco 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a  Asia : Thailand : ... : The Mitt
    Climbing on mostly tufas with a few no hands rest. A hard crux lower town, traverse left on small crimps. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

    Photos of Koh Yao Noi Slideshow Add Photo
    Rock Climbing Photo: stick it
    stick it
    Rock Climbing Photo: The Watchtower
    The Watchtower
    Rock Climbing Photo: Grateful Wall
    Grateful Wall
    Rock Climbing Photo: Khao Kom-Big Tree Wall
    Khao Kom-Big Tree Wall
    Rock Climbing Photo: HD Wall
    HD Wall
    Rock Climbing Photo: Big Tree Wall(Khao Kom)
    Big Tree Wall(Khao Kom)
    Rock Climbing Photo: Ao Po Nui Tower...2 pitch routes
    Ao Po Nui Tower...2 pitch routes
    Rock Climbing Photo: great deep water soloing
    great deep water soloing

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    By Nate Ball
    From: Portland, OR
    Feb 15, 2014
    For those who have been here, is there an updated guidebook?

    For those who haven't, Phi Phi is much better. Don't bother.
    By Mountain Shop Adventures
    Feb 5, 2015
    Updated guidebook is now available for Koh Yao Noi
    By Mountain Shop Adventures
    Dec 9, 2015
    Our website is down and we are currently working out some access issues with the resort and the National Park Service. Please email us at or on Facebook (The Mountain Shop Adventures) to get current info. We also have digital copies of the guidebook available, and hard copies are available on the island. Thanks!
    By Nate Ball
    From: Portland, OR
    Jan 22, 2016
    Any updates from the Mountain Shop? What's the situation there?

    This article has been circulating in the SE Asia climbing world:

    By Oliver Chong
    May 29, 2016
    More recent article - hopefully things do get worked out.

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