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|Location:||10.09584, 99.83523 View Map Incorrect?|
|Administrators:||Brian Boyd, Nate Ball, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)|
|Submitted By:||Brian Ways on Jan 9, 2014 with updates from Kris Henderson|
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Nov 1, 2014
This information on Koh Tao is very outdated, there are 30+ sport (which you can also TR most), 10+ trad (including a 6 pictcher), remote TR climbs on isolated rocks and 1000's of bouldering problems.
I have contacted one of the admins to offer to assist with editorial changes as I am the author of the guide listed in the link.
By Nate Ball
From: Portland, OR
Nov 2, 2014
|I have deleted the route "Axe Attack" (poor description anyway) so that you can add areas. Please provide good descriptions (directions, rock type, types of climbs, sun/shade, etc.) for these areas, then add whatever routes you'd like. It's all yours!|
By Rock Junkie climbing Koh Tao
From: koh tao
Feb 12, 2015
|Koh tao is not an climbing area, it is an island with many climbing areas on it . please remove the koh tao area . leave mexs , machetey and climbers cove . from there we can start marking all the areas individually and not just koh tao .|
From: Portland, Oregon
Feb 17, 2015
|Removed most of the information, all associated content must first be deleted before I can remove the page (rockjunkie,timsahb). In the meantime feel free to contact me if you would like anything added or removed till this page can be deleted.|
By mc kaiser
From: Boulder, CO
Sep 10, 2016
It probably goes without saying, but this is a much better place to come to snorkel and dive.
There is a climbing guide published and downloadable for free from the generous folks at Good Time Adventures while this site gets reorganized. Ko Tao Climbing Guide You can also rent crash pads there for like 300 THB/24hours there, but the pad I rented was pretty worn and wouldn't have served well to protect any high or bad landings.
I have not spent an extensive amount of time here (5ish days), but what I encountered were mostly boulders. The rock is largely sharp and many of the problems that I saw have not seen ascents for some time (over grown with plants). The rock is sharp, but it does have nice friction. If you're interested in rope climbing, this is not a destination (IMHO), though it maybe the only place in Thailand where you could climb granitic trad. Definitely better if you're looking for > 5.10+ climbs, top roping, or are mostly in to bouldering.
There was at one time an indoor bouldering wall, but it has been taken down to be replaced by a hostel.
A final thought is that a few bouldering areas near to town are covered with trash, burning garbage, and cut down trees (ie. 'Secret Garden'), which look far different from the photos of the guidebook linked above. Since all the land is private, the sweet boulder you were hoping to hop on might now be a supporting structure for Ko Tao's most recent bungalow. It seems like there is a small community of people who are really psyched on this island for it's climbing, and so I hope that this doesn't sound like a downer. I certainly did not see nearly all of what Ko Tao had to offer climbing-wise, but what I observed did not make me want to come back here.