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Myanmar is an emerging country that has only recently opened up to the developing world. As such, some of the amenities that are available in neighboring Thailand are not present in Myanmar. What you will get is an authentic experience in a rapidly changing country that still bears some signs of emerging from the past. Sport climbing is now being developed in a couple of areas in Myanmar, mostly by a crowd funded bolting campaign. The rock is primarily limestone, and the extent of the potential for rock climbing in Myanmar is not yet realized.

Myanmar has three seasons. Winter ranges from November to February, with temps from 50F to 90F, summer is from February to June with temps from 85F to 100+F, and monsoon stretches from July to October. Due to the heat and rain in summer and monsoon season, the best climbing weather is during the winter.

There are several hostels and guesthouses throughout the country. Although Myanmar is less developed than neighboring Thailand, prices of accommodations are somewhat higher. The cheapest hostels are about $8-$10.


If you live in Myanmar and want to connect with the climbing community, check out the Myanmar Rock Community FB Group.

Getting There 

After flying into Yangon, most of the climbing is located in Mandalay and Hpa-An. Mandalay is accessible from Yangon by plane via local airlines, tickets cost ~$100. You can also travel to Hpa-An and Mandalay via overnight bus which will run you ~$10.00 each way. Bus tickets are available through several travel agencies scattered throughout the city and busses leave from Aung Mingalar Bus Terminal every night for Mandalay. Busses are relatively comfortable with reclining seats and aircon.

Taxi is the primary mode of transportation around Yangon, and taxi drivers usually raise their prices for foreigners. It is generally good to ask local contacts what the fair fare is. Taxi drivers are willing to bargain. As of 2015 from the airport to downtown costs about 5,000 MMK, from downtown to Aung Mingalar costs about 7,000 MMK, and traveling here and there in the city shouldn't usually cost you more than 3,000 MMK (1 USD is about 1,200 MMK).

Climbing Season

Weather station 21.7 miles from here

54 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',15],['3 Stars',23],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',7],['Bomb',2]

Classic Climbing Routes in Myanmar

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Myanmar:
Saya Steve   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 50'   Waterfall Hill (Yaedagon Ta... : Saya Steve Wall
Colombière   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Bayin Nyi : Karaweik Wall
Capitaine Buzz   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 45'   Bayin Nyi : The Alamo
FMA (First Male Ascent)   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 45'   Bayin Nyi : Karaweik Wall
Elephant Leather   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Bayin Nyi : Karaweik Wall
Golden Ridge Recollection   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   Bayin Nyi : Karaweik Wall
Snake Hickey   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   Bayin Nyi : The Alamo
Devil's Right Leg   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   Waterfall Hill (Yaedagon Ta... : Fire Wall
The Wild Frontier   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 45'   Bayin Nyi : The Alamo
Wounds and Wins   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 25'   Bayin Nyi : Natyaykan (Nat Lake) Wall
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Featured Route For Myanmar
Rock Climbing Photo: FA of Monet's Rising Sun

Monet's Rising Sun 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b  Asia : Myanmar : ... : Karaweik Wall
An awesome route that moves through a patch of dirty stone to the best rock on the cliff. Two distinct difficult sections lead you to the headwall, and one more crux before a relatively easier section to the anchors. This route is the middle of three routes (Golden Ridge Recollection and Brexit, the others) that share a starting boulder problem and first two bolts. Golden Ridge goes left after the second bolt, Monet's Rising Sun goes straight up, and Brexit goes right after t...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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