The limestone cliffs that dot the entire area
surrounding Krabi are heaven for rock-climbing enthusiasts, who come
from all over the world to take up the challenge of climbing.
Over 150 odd routes have developed since the
late 1980's when Krabi first witnessed the sight of people scaling
it's craggy mountains. Routes include high quality limestone, steep,
pocketed walls, overhangs and hanging stalactites, with some accessed
by boat belay, others involving jungle walk approaches or abseils into
The headland between Tham Phra Nang and Rai
Leh Beaches harbours some particularly popular spots, with good
climbing for beginners and more experienced climbers alike. Guided
climbs and instruction are available in most of the more populated
tourist areas, particularly in the resorts and bungalows of Ao Nang
and Rai Leh Beach. Climbing gear is readily available for hire as is
information on routes and bolting. Extreme care must be taken however,
to ensure that your guides and equipment are reliable.