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Namphapayai Camp Saraburi Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Nate Ball on Oct 26, 2014  with updates from Bryce Cohan
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Warning Stainless-steel bolts are suspect near the coast. A rebolting effort is underway. MORE INFO >>>


Namphapayai Camp is located on the Pasak river in a remote valley near Saraburi, approximately two hours north-east of Bangkok. There are 50+ routes on several major climbing walls 15 minutes or less walking from the camp. The camp also provides food, lodging, gear rentals, and extensive knowledge of the area.

The rock is limestone as is common in Thailand, however there are fewer tufas and the wall is more compact than typical. This makes the climb more technical and challenging than the usual tufa overhang.

Three main walls:
Pasak River Wall: Access is via zipline (amazing!) Long stretch with all grades of routes.
School Wall: Usually shaded, several good easy lines, great place to TR with beginners, and good to learn to lead climb and build confidence.
Bat Cave Wall: Always shaded. Hard climbing.

  • The camp is a few hundred kilometers from the sea so there is no critical corrosion of the stainless steel here.*

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The bolting work never stop and more route are coming every years.

Good atmosphere and top quality of rock and route for beginner up to very very hard stuff.

also you can contact the camp before coming at this email:

Getting There 

Nam Pha Pa Yai Camp is located in central Thailand on the side of Pasak river, about 130 Kms North/North-East of Bangkok close to Saraburi. The closest village is Moo Ban Tha Sabok, which is 2 kms downstream the river from the camp. 18 km farther down is the small town of Kaeng Khoi.

The GPS position of the camp is: 101,06432°E / 14,67644°N

Whichever way of transportation you use or wherever in Thailand you are coming from, the easiest way to get to the camp will be to get to Kaeng Khoi first.
Please get all the access details at this page:

Climbing Season

Weather station 15.8 miles from here

35 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',19],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Namphapayai Camp Saraburi

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Namphapayai Camp Saraburi:
Sweet Lip   5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   Phasak River Wall
To exist is to resist   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Phasak River Wall
Voltaren   5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 85'   Phasak River Wall
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Rock Climbing Photo: Kane Lorh Inhale-ing

Inhale 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b  Asia : Thailand : ... : Phasak River Wall
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Photos of Namphapayai Camp Saraburi Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Route in Bat Cave
Route in Bat Cave
Rock Climbing Photo: The best camping spot ever!!
The best camping spot ever!!
Rock Climbing Photo: route next to the river
route next to the river
Rock Climbing Photo: Fun ziplinning accross Pasak River
Fun ziplinning accross Pasak River
Rock Climbing Photo: Pasak River Crag, just 5 minutes hike & ziplining ...
Pasak River Crag, just 5 minutes hike & ziplining ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Jungle Thai, 7B toprope
Jungle Thai, 7B toprope
Rock Climbing Photo: Sweet Lip, Iconic route for NPPY 6C+, super fun
Sweet Lip, Iconic route for NPPY 6C+, super fun

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By Tao Techakanon
From: Bangkok, Thailand
Jul 6, 2016
I just moved to Bangkok about 2 months ago and have been climbing here. I am unaware of whatever drama that took place here and it's really none of my business. The current owner, Joy, does seem nice and accommodating. The fee to climb is currently at 100 baht per day (roughly $3.50USD)which is nothing to complain about, really.

I think there are about 30+ bolted routes here now. The grade range is from 5.5 up to 5.13s so there are enough here to keep any traveling climbers busy for a week or two.
By Joseph DeGaetano
From: Fayetteville, WV
4 days ago
Definitely worth a visit if you're in the Bangkok area. Rock quality ranges from poor and quite chossy to decent "B-level" limestone. It's pretty obvious that a good bit of chipping and cleaning went into developing the routes. Lots of climbing in the 7a range and above with a weekend's worth of beginner-friendly routes. Potential for FAs. Zipline access is fun and just adds to the Thai-backcountry environment. The best thing about the camp and destination is that it's truly a climber's refuge complete with slacklines, hangboard set up, and a communal hangout that has that climber dirtbag hangout feel to it. Inexpensive and worth the trip for families, beginner climbers, and advanced climbers.

I'll be back for sure.

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