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Phra Nang Beach Rock Climbing 

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Phra Nang Beach viewed from the Escher Wall area.

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Considered the most beautiful beach on the Peninsula, this lovely beach is crowded with tourists for the most part. Most of the land behind the sand is a private resort. Here you'll find the Princess Cave with its altar; climbing is forbidden in the cave. There is some bouldering along the back wall. Most of the available non-restricted climbing is down at the other end of the beach behind the jungle foliage, just beyond the Princess Cave in a canyon or across the water at Happy Island .

Great for sunbathing, people watching, shopping and swimming. The jungle trail to the Hidden Lagoon is along the concrete path to Phra Nang Beach near the 2nd covered bench area.

Getting There 

Walk towards the Muay Thai/1-2-3 areas, and before you get there, you'll find a concrete path going right around the resort next to the cliff face. Walk down this path, dodging souvenir hawkers, and you'll come to a concrete patio with a beach in front of it.


Climbing Season

Weather station 6.1 miles from here

33 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',6],['3 Stars',12],['2 Stars',12],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Phra Nang Beach

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Phra Nang Beach:
Pra-Nang Priness   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Phra Nang Beach, back wall
Money Maker   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Phra Nang Beach, back wall
Don't Worry, Be Happy   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Happy Island
Mai Pen Rai   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Sport, 70'   The Defile
The Best Route In Minnesota   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   Escher World
Krabi Krabi   5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   The Defile
Little Shit   5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 30'   Phra Nang Beach, back wall
Tales of Power   5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch   Phra Nang Beach, back wall
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Don't Worry, Be Happy 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b  Asia : Thailand : ... : Happy Island
The first bolt is not far off the ground and just before the crux. The crux for me was getting past the first bolt and over the bulge. It took me several falls, takes, and starting over from ground level. Above the bulge is easier ground, but the tufas make the climbing fun and varied. This climb alone made the barefoot wade across worth it. Do this climb at low tide, or you might miss having to figure out the crux....[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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Rock Climbing Photo: Pathway to Phra Nang Beach
Pathway to Phra Nang Beach
Rock Climbing Photo: The Princess Cave
The Princess Cave
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