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Khon Kaen Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 1,396'
Location: 16.64522, 102.60215 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Brian Boyd, Nate Ball, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Wan Jutaporn on Apr 6, 2017
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Description 

Khon Kaen is a fast developing area with a lot of potential. Hin Chang Si, Nam Pong National Park, is the largest boulder field in Thailand, and probably in South East Asia. There are more than 300 boulders and more than 1000 problems ranging from V0-V12 and also a lot of harder lines for project. The place saw the visit of 3 pro women climbers from the US (Alex Johnson, Sascha DiGulian and Kati Hetrick) who opened a bunch of new problems.

Even though not many local people climb, we have established a small but strong climber community, Khon Kaen Climbing Club, which has both American and Thai climbers who live in Khon Kaen. Beside bouldering, we are also developing and bolting a sport route on a great tall lime stone wall at Dong Lan Forest, Amphur Si Chompu, Khon Kaen. New project and new route happen almost every week!

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The best time to climb here is Dec-Feb. It's OK for other season if you can take the heat.

Getting There 

The main boulder field (lower meadow) is locates approximately at 116°38'42.0"N 102°36'09.7"E. Looking for Hin Chang Si view point on google maps. The boulder field is along the main road to the view point.

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Weather station 19.3 miles from here

61 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',10],['3 Stars',23],['2 Stars',22],['1 Star',6],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',1],['5.10',3],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',9],['V2-3',14],['V4-5',15],['V6-7',6],['V8-9',2],['V10-11',2],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]


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Rock Climbing Photo: Khon Kaen Bouldering Festival Jan 2017. Photo by C...
Khon Kaen Bouldering Festival Jan 2017. Photo by C...
Rock Climbing Photo: New sport climbing area at Dong Lan Forest, Khon K...
New sport climbing area at Dong Lan Forest, Khon K...
Rock Climbing Photo: Yee-Haw 5.9+, Covert Crag, Dong Lan Forest, Khon K...
Yee-Haw 5.9+, Covert Crag, Dong Lan Forest, Khon K...
Rock Climbing Photo: Lime Stone Mountain at Dong Lan Forest sport climb...
Lime Stone Mountain at Dong Lan Forest sport climb...
Rock Climbing Photo: Bouldering in Khon Kaen
Bouldering in Khon Kaen
Rock Climbing Photo: The 1st Khon Kaen Bouldering Festival Jan 2017
The 1st Khon Kaen Bouldering Festival Jan 2017
Rock Climbing Photo: Tokay Traverse V5, Monster in the forest boulder, ...
Tokay Traverse V5, Monster in the forest boulder, ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Group of climbers gathering during the 1st Khon Ka...
Group of climbers gathering during the 1st Khon Ka...
Rock Climbing Photo: Climbers heading to 'Diamond Boulder', Low...
Climbers heading to 'Diamond Boulder', Low...
Rock Climbing Photo: Group of climbers at His Chang Si, Nam Pong Nation...
Group of climbers at His Chang Si, Nam Pong Nation...
Rock Climbing Photo: Hin Chang Si 'Upper Meadow' boulder field,...
Hin Chang Si 'Upper Meadow' boulder field,...
Rock Climbing Photo: Bouldering at Hin Chang Si, Nam Pong national park...
Bouldering at Hin Chang Si, Nam Pong national park...
Rock Climbing Photo: Bouldering in Khon Kaen. Great sandstone and more ...
Bouldering in Khon Kaen. Great sandstone and more ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Moby Dick boulder, Lower Meadow Area, Nam Pong Nat...
Moby Dick boulder, Lower Meadow Area, Nam Pong Nat...
Rock Climbing Photo: Bird eye view of lower meadow area. Lots of boulde...
Bird eye view of lower meadow area. Lots of boulde...
Rock Climbing Photo: The 1st Khon Kaen Bouldering Festival Jan 2017
The 1st Khon Kaen Bouldering Festival Jan 2017
Rock Climbing Photo: Ai Yai Yai 6b, Covert Crag at Dong Lan Forest spor...
Ai Yai Yai 6b, Covert Crag at Dong Lan Forest spor...
Rock Climbing Photo: Group of climbers, Hin Chang Si, Nam Pong National...
Group of climbers, Hin Chang Si, Nam Pong National...
Rock Climbing Photo: Lime Stone mountain in Dong Lan Forest, new develo...
Lime Stone mountain in Dong Lan Forest, new develo...
Rock Climbing Photo: Khon Kaen Bouldering Festival Jan 2017
Khon Kaen Bouldering Festival Jan 2017

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By Tao Techakanon
From: Bangkok, Thailand
May 5, 2017
I visited Hin Chang Si briefly during prime season and it was incredible. There seems to be ton of unticked lines awaiting hard (wo)men to open (so long as you don't mind doing some cleaning) and whether you are looking to discover new lines or having a relaxed day of cragging, this place definitely worth your visit.

In comparison to climbing area in the states, I would say this place is similar to HP40 in Alabama with additional heat/humidity (which makes the climbing a bit harder w/o friction). The temps in the morning was much more tolerable.

I do believe this place has the potential to become the mecca of Thailand/Southeast Asia for bouldering and it won't be long until it should appears on the radar for any visiting climbers.

The community seems solid and are very conscious to sustainable development.

Big thanks to the locals who've been putting in countless hours of hard work here.

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