Ko Laoliang

Climbs 39 – Rocktype UNKNOWN – Altitude ? – Faces E

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A small offshore island, accessible by boat from Had Chao Mai pier. No noisy longtail boats or traffic...just a beautiful beach and some amazing, steep tufa and stalactite climbing. From Ao Nang or Krabi, visit the Tigerline office and book on the ferry. They can also arrange a transfer to the pier from Krabi or Ao Nang. The total cost for the transfer was 1000B in 2011.

From steep, 3D stalactite climbing to pulling on incut pockets on superb orange limestone, this place has something for everyone. Grades range from F5+ to F7b+, and the climbing is usually steep and positive, but technical. Enough pitches to keep most people busy for a week or so.

Be sure to do the classic multi-pitch, "House of the Rising Sun". At the top climb up through the cave and solo up the stalactite, through the hole onto the top of the island. A great little adventure.

Best to visit for 3-4 days. Accommodation is provided in luxury "tent cabins" - with an all inclusive rate, including tasty traditional Thai cuisine. Most routes get afternoon shade in peak season, but there is plenty of kayaking and snorkelling to keep busy in the mornings.

Some world-class steep bouldering is located in a cave behind the beach and is in the shade all day.


Out of print: Rock Climbing in Thailand (2005)

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGrade
1Need Deet6c ***9
2Johann6b ***9
3Chillin Like a Villain6b ***11
4The Bangkok Coconut Mafia6c+ ***12
5House of the Rising Sun6b+ ***10
6The Golden Triangle6c ***8
7Knee Deep6c ***3
8Principa Mathematica6a ***7
9Chasing Fish6a+ *9
10Blood Meridian6c ***8
11All Right6b 4
12X-Site Two6a *3
13X-Site 36b *1
14Caotain Fat7a+ *3
15Liger7a+ ***4
16Lip Service7a+ **4
17Raarh7b+ ***2
18Melting7b+ *1
19Something for Nothing7a ***4
20Monsoon6c+ *** 
21Top View6a  
22Hollow Walls6b+ ** 
23Chaotic Tranquility6c * 
24Oh yah!6a+ *1
25All riggghht6b ***4
26Over the hill6c **1
27Far Away6c+ ***1
28Tufa madness6b+ **1
29Hanging Arete7b **1
30The Flying Dutchwoman6a ***3
31Dragons King5a **1
32Twisted Logic6c+ ***3
33Crawling King Snake6b **2
34Captain Thin6b+ 1
35Fool's Gold7b+ ***1
36Sandbagger6b 1
37X-Site One6a+ 1
38Pansies Need Chalk7b 1
39Greed7a 1
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