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Myanmar Rock Climbing 

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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. Mandalay is accessible from Yangon by plane via local airlines, tickets cost ~$100. You can also travel to 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

For the Asia area.

Weather station 21.7 miles from here

45 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',11],['3 Stars',15],['2 Stars',5],['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:
Wounds and Wins   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 25'   Bayin Nyi : Natyaykan (Nat Lake) Wall
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Featured Route For Myanmar
Rock Climbing Photo: Katie on the first female ascent of Za Za

Za Za 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a  Asia : Myanmar : ... : Saya Steve Wall
The extension of Saya Steve takes the route to the top of the wall. If you ignore the choss and dirt of the "Saya Steve" start, Za Za would be a four star route. Strong stone, fun crux, and pumpy finish. One of the best routes at Waterfall Hill....[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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