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Tonsai Bay Rock Climbing 


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Description 

Tonsai Bay located on the western side of the peninsula and north of Railay West.

Accommodations are not on the beach but rather up the hill, much cheaper than the other areas of Railay. There are several mini-marts and a couple of internet cafes. This area has the highest climber population.

Getting There 

Long-tail boat from Ao Nang. There is a jungle trail from Railay West or you can hire a long-tail boat. From Railay East there is a longer jungle hike.

Accomodations 

  • Mambo Bungalows
  • Mountain View Resort
  • Pa Sook Resort
  • Pakarang Bungalows
  • Sai Thong
  • Andaman Nature Resort
  • Viking Village
  • Dream Valley Resort
  • Banyan Tree Resort
  • Krabi Mountain View Resort
  • Sai Thong Bungalows
  • Forest Resort
  • Tiew Khao Bungalows
  • Jungle Hut

Climbing Season



Weather station 5.6 miles from here

120 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',24],['3 Stars',59],['2 Stars',31],['1 Star',5],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',3],['5.10',49],['5.11',39],['5.12',24],['5.13',5],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Tonsai Bay

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Tonsai Bay:
Groove Tube   5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c     Sport, 2 pitches, 180'   Fire Wall
The Wave   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 320'   Monkey World
Humanality   5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 5 pitches, 300'   Tonsai Beach (Freedom Bar A... : Ladder Routes (Humanality A...
Beauty and the Beast   5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 3 pitches, 350'   Monkey World
Missing Snow   5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport   Tyrolean Wall
Beauty & Biest   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   Tonsai Beach (Freedom Bar A... : Main Wall (Babes in Thailan...
Orange Chandeliers   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 3 pitches, 250'   Ao Nang Tower
Stalagasaurus   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 45'   Tonsai Beach (Freedom Bar A... : Main Wall (Babes in Thailan...
Lion King   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport   Dum's Kitchen
Heart of Darkness   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 5 pitches, 350'   Cat Wall
Dozer Days   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 2 pitches, 90'   The Nest
Babes in Thailand   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   Tonsai Beach (Freedom Bar A... : Main Wall (Babes in Thailan...
Tonsai Playboy   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   Tonsai Beach (Freedom Bar A... : Main Wall (Babes in Thailan...
Wake and Bake   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 50'   Dum's Kitchen
La Bab   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 45'   Tonsai Beach (Freedom Bar A... : Main Wall (Babes in Thailan...
Burnt Offerings   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 40'   Fire Wall
Cross Eyed   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 85'   Melting Wall
Tidal Wave   5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Tonsai Beach (Freedom Bar A... : Tonsai Roof (Tidal Wave Are...
Bhet Mak Mak   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Tonsai Beach (Freedom Bar A... : Main Wall (Babes in Thailan...
Jaidom   5.13+ 8b 30 X- 31 E7 7a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Dum's Kitchen
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Featured Route For Tonsai Bay
Rock Climbing Photo: Art Morimitsu entering the Crux of Cafe Andaman

Cafe Andaman 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a  Asia : Thailand : ... : Tonsai Roof (Tidal Wave Are...
Step off the sand onto the shelf which runs most of the length beneath the overhanging roof. This route starts near the right-hand side of the shelf.Once on the shelf, traverse left to a series of left- and right-hand pinches to clip the first draw, up the Tufa and then follow a short crack/horizontal feature to the left. Pockets and jugs leads to the anchor....[more]   Browse More Classics in International

Photos of Tonsai Bay Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Rappeling from the top of Ao Nang Tower into a lon...
Rappeling from the top of Ao Nang Tower into a lon...
Rock Climbing Photo: I love the '80s! You should have seen the look on ...
I love the '80s! You should have seen the look on ...
Rock Climbing Photo: View from the Thaiwand on Railey West.
BETA PHOTO: View from the Thaiwand on Railey West.
Rock Climbing Photo: Coming into Tonsai for the first time by longtail
Coming into Tonsai for the first time by longtail
Rock Climbing Photo: Got ya bro, go for it!
Got ya bro, go for it!
Rock Climbing Photo: Tonsai Bay
Tonsai Bay
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking through the bar to the magnificent rock fa...
Looking through the bar to the magnificent rock fa...
Rock Climbing Photo: A view across the bay towards the Cobra Wall
A view across the bay towards the Cobra Wall
Rock Climbing Photo: Long-tailed macaques invading Tonsai road
Long-tailed macaques invading Tonsai road
Rock Climbing Photo: Tonsai bay
Tonsai bay
Rock Climbing Photo: The right side of Tonsai Bay (Dum's Kitchen) the J...
BETA PHOTO: The right side of Tonsai Bay (Dum's Kitchen) the J...

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By Sean Kolk
Sep 21, 2016
Any general gear recommendations?
I've heard rumors about bringing oversized shoes, but other than that is a 60m appropriate + 16 Draws?