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Pai Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Neyma Jahan on Feb 13, 2016
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First off it needs to be said that Pai is not a very good desitnation for climbing or bouldering. However often enough climbers on a break from Crazy Horse in Chaing Mai will show up with their shoes in tow and want to hop on a few rocks so better to know where they are.

I've listed a few boulders - The other places not really worth their own listing are some sketchy but not that difficult highballs at the mor pang waterfall and if you have slings you can put up a top rope off a tree at the PamBok Waterfall

There is also some INCREDIBLE development potentional up the road in Soopong with giant untouched limestone cliffs and caves.

Also if you feel like going off the beaten path, get on a motorbike and find the "black lahu" village past Soopong and give the boys a few baht to show you the "spirit canyon" or in Thai "Nam Bor Pee" which is a crazy 400ft rap into a jurrassic park canyon if you have the gear and are feeling adverturous.

Getting There 

Hop on a Bus from Chiang Mai and when you get into town rent a motorbike.

Climbing Season

Weather station 27.6 miles from here

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By Nathan Scherneck
From: Portland, OR
Feb 23, 2016
Any pics available of the limestone walls in Soopong?
By Neyma Jahan
Feb 27, 2016
I'll be back there in a few months and will snap some then. The entire valley is ringed in limestone caves and moniliths so its not hard to find, but the most obvious nut dropper is if you are driving from Pai, a few km past the town of Pagmahpha on the right looks like some abandoned baths off the road sitting under about a 100m? limestone tower.

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