The Candlestick Wall Rock Climbing
...gaining the Candlestick!
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The Candlestick Wall is the wildly featured red wall on the far left side of the THAIWAND. During high season, these routes are in the shade all day after 10:00am. Usually very secluded from the crowds and a nice breeze to keep you cool and dry. In 1999, I borrowed a rack of gear, and climbed all the way to the top of the THAIWAND without a drill or a single bolt. Many threads and great cam placements allowed Jay Foley and I to establish "The Candlestick"(2 long pitches-5.10+). 3 more routes were added over the next few years... the rock quality is spectacular and the position is crazy! You can see Phra Nang Beach(from the tops of the routes), East and West Railey, and Ton Sai in the distance...
Routes from left to right:
(2)Crystal Flame>Glowing Tunnel-5.10c
From the base of "Primal Scream"(far left side of the THAIWAND) hike further up through the jungle to the left. A faint trail heads up towards a steep tree filled gully of solid, sharp limestone. Usually there is a fixed rope to lead the way. Solo or rope up to climb the 120' exposed approach pitch to the base of the quality red wall above. Use extreme caution getting up and down this approach...
Climbing Season For the Railay West area.
Weather station 5.8 miles from here
4 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in The Candlestick Wall
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Candlestick Wall:
Thai Stick 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Featured Route For The Candlestick Wall
Crystal Flame 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Asia
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This classic is the route that most people end up climbing when venturing up to the Candlestick Wall. The first pitch is a 120 foot 5.9 pitch brings you to the amazing belay ledge below "The Red Line" and "Crystal Flame". This Ledge also has a cave that you can tunnel through to gain the start of the Candlestick and the Thai Stick.(...or half way up the first pitch you can split to the right to gain this upper cave entrance). 2nd pitch climbs steep crystal-lined pockets up into the surprising "G...[more] Browse More Classics in International
The Candlestick Wall is the red-orange wall on the...
rapping off with a line fixed in the "belay c...
Topo drawing of the routes...