Rock Climbing in Thailand

Review by planetFear
Friday 6th April 2007

This much needed guidebook to climbing in Thailand is long overdue. With the climbing area of Tonsai and Railay having now reached significant international importance the emergence of numerous other climbing areas around Thailand has gone largely un-noticed. Until now.

Whilst the information on most of these other areas has been out there for a while the fact that this guide has brought it all together means that climbers are likely to visit more than just the ever popular honey spot. Which is incidentally having a new large resort built in the Tonsai Bay as I write this… The area could be very different in a year or two’s time.

Luckily there are numerous other worthwhile venues around the rest of Thailand and this guide gives details of how to find them as well as the details from where to stay, to a comprehensive list of routes in each area. The guide also includes a couple of climbing areas in Laos, and one in Malaysia.

The area also contains details of several of the more popular Deep Water Soloing spots as well as various bouldering sites.

The maps are clear, as are the numerous topos, but the black and white photos do not do justice to the fantastic routes nor picturesque areas.

If you’re going climbing in Thailand then this is the guide to get.

Publishers Blurb:

Authored by local climbers.
Route recommendations for every grade level
What's new and rebolted from the years 2004 and 2005
Over 70 hand-drawn topos made right at the crags. Details on 800 routes.
Covers all crags in southern and Central Thailand and all routes in Laos
Travel and accommodation advice; alll you need to know before you go.
No of Pages: 240
Page Size: 150 x 210
Publisher: Elke Schmitz*
Published Date: Dec 2005
Cover: paperback
Illustrations: b/w topos
Weight: 320 gms.
Price: £19.95

 

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