Classic, must-do multipitch climb. Try it by moonlight for a unique experience.

Pitch 1: 5, ~10m (tree - listed as "Tarzan" in the guidebook)
Pitch 2: 6a, ~15m (traverse - dicey exposed aid on slings, better to protect)
Pitch 3: 6a+, 20m (listed as "first pitch" in Wee's guidebook)
Pitch 4: 6b, 22m
Pitch 5: 6b+, 25m (fantastic exposed crux as the holds on the wall run out 80m off the deck - be open to all possibilities!)
Pitch 6: 6b, 22m
(Pitch 7: 6a, 8m pointless horrible-looking traverse pitch that nobody ever does)

Be sure to finish your climb in the morning before the sun hits. With single ropes, rappel down the route to the start of Pitch 3, then one final rappel that barely makes it onto the roof of Freedom Bar.

Collum and Messiah Jan/1995

Ticklists: Parois-de-legende.

Matt Cooke 02/Jan Lead O/S
with Des, Alun
LuapRagas 11/Apr/17 AltLd β

Superb. There are two cruxes, really. The first is on the 6B pitch below the 6B+, and is technically the most challenging climbing. The second is on the 6B+ and is technically easier...but psychologically it messes with you hard, on account of there being more exposure than a bulldog's testicles. Great end to the holiday; the rap down is fun too. Led the three 6B pitches (as defined in the latest guidebook)

Hidden 20/Mar/17 Lead
john lynch ?/Jan/17 AltLd O/S

amazing, 3D and unusual. shame beth had tonsai tummy.

jackappleby 11/Oct/16 AltLd O/S

Bit wet at the start but after that it was awesome. Great climbing, view and exposure!

with Eamon, Rowan
OliverRoss 04/Jul/16 AltLd O/S
with Rich West
natetan 20/May/16 Lead O/S

Did it with Tama. Did the zigzag pitch.. and the next 4 pithes in to two linked pitches. Really fun to do it this way but you have to skip quite a few draws to keep the rope drag down. Up and down in just over 2hrs.

xiangoh 05/Feb/16 AltLd β

Led crux pitch

bigdrew 07/Dec/15 AltLd O/S
Rachael Ellis ?/Oct/15 AltLd O/S
le t ?/Sep/15 Lead O/S
Win-yei 17/Aug/15 AltLd

Lead pitches 1 and 3

with Rob
Rob Morgan 17/Aug/15 AltLd

Fantastic time :) Led P2, 4, 5 & 6 (according to the Elke Schmitz book).

with Win-yei
Patrick Hill ?/Jul/15 -

simul climbed

oliver.ghill91 ?/Jul/15 AltLd

First simul climb, 50min non stop climbing from beach-top. 1.5 hours beach to beach.

lewiz 24/Jan/15 AltLd rpt

With Kamil 2. Included the last 6b pitch. In the day!

cjd91 23/Jan/15 Lead O/S

Night ascent. Absolutely fantastic, the route just keeps on giving. Amazing exposure on the crux pitch. Abseiling into freedom bar is also handy for a quick beer

lewiz 17/Jan/15 Lead rpt

At night!

Oliver Tilbury 12/Jan/15 Lead O/S
Jonny Nick 03/Jan/15 AltLd O/S

Climbed crux 6b+ pitch first tine but then repeated route twice, second time leading other pitches. 3rd time in the dark on last night before leaving tonsai

Nico34 02/Jan/15 AltLd

Best Tonsai Multipich

mullerivan 15/Dec/14 Lead O/S

Taria bueno poder subir fotos! :D

with Facundo nonini
meltdown34 23/Nov/14 AltLd O/S

4 pitches, lead first and third, awesome route, abseiled down onto the bars roof

Camilla Mapstone ?/Aug/14 AltLd dog
Mowglee 19/May/14 AltLd O/S
with Ali
Hannes B 07/Apr/14 Lead O/S
with Andrew Whitford
codenamel ?/Feb/14 AltLd O/S

Did this with my two Canadian friends I meet in Ton Sai. Was a fun route made all the better for the epic views!

lewiz 03/Jan/14 AltLd

Lead P2 at night. Kamil's first MP.

Hidden 18/Dec/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Dec/13 AltLd dnf
Hidden 11/Nov/13 AltLd O/S
DeniseWootten ?/Nov/13 Lead O/S
MrBIond 15/Oct/13 Lead O/S
Slaylorz ?/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Ur?a Krenk
Hidden 30/Jul/13 AltLd
Hidden 30/Jun/13 AltLd dog
davkeo ?/Apr/13 AltLd O/S

Classic. Crux pitch is so good.

lewiz 08/Feb/13 AltLd rpt

P1, P3 at night. With Derek.

lewiz 14/Jan/13 AltLd rpt

Joe p1, p3, me p2 & p4 would have been onsight but went wrong from the start of p1. All clean after that.

Hidden ?/Jan/13 AltLd
mic_b ?/Jan/13 AltLd O/S
with Heidi
Splitter-philiac ?/Sep/12 Lead RP

In the rain

Hidden 19/Jul/12 Lead O/S
EleanorWOY 12/Jun/12 Lead rpt
tommytuffa ?/Feb/12 Lead
elCapitano 16/Jan/12 Lead O/S

Dawn start, led all pitches. Quality route with a surprise crux lower than expected. Last 2 pitches a joy. J-Force dogged the second, but was fast enough to be down by breakfast. Abseil off the right hand line, the left is old.

with J-Force
conorjclarke 04/Jan/12 AltLd rpt

repeated at night. led crux pitch this time. 6a+ start was soaking and sandbaggy

with Mitch from Albany
Hidden ??/2012 -
conorjclarke 27/Dec/11 AltLd O/S

linked the 6a+ and first 6b pitch into one mega ropedragger

with Neal Gupta
Vee ?/Nov/11 Lead O/S
bobtheclimber 08/Sep/11 2nd O/S
samwillo 16/Aug/11 AltLd

Epic climb, messes with your head a bit though!

with Chris Reid
Dhonny_Jaws 25/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 25/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Mar/11 Lead
fennerz 14/Mar/11 Lead O/S


with Pete
Oliver Branagan 18/Feb/11 AltLd β

In the dark at full moon. Lead P2

with Chas, Ben D, Elle
Lilifa ??/2011 -
milesfinbar 11/Jul/10 Lead rpt

at night

with luke
SamBeech ?/Jul/10 AltLd O/S
tjkk 07/Feb/10 Lead O/S

Fun holiday climbing.

with Marttiina
Julesthe1st 03/Jan/10 AltLd O/S
with Paul Byrne
Cat G ?/Jan/10 Lead O/S
Caspian Johnson ??/2010 Lead O/S
robgixer ??/2010 AltLd
gavinwhite17 ??/2010 2nd O/S
Caspian Johnson ??/2010 Lead O/S
DanielJ ?/Dec/09 AltLd O/S

Found first 6b pitch to be the hardest? Cool crux at third pitch.

Nicos 13/Oct/09 Lead O/S
with ian the marrine
tew105 ?/Oct/09 Lead O/S


with simon white
milesfinbar 22/Aug/09 AltLd O/S
with Stuart Johnston
Stuart Johnston ?/Aug/09 AltLd O/S
Harry Kingston ?/Jul/09 AltLd O/S

wooo tonsai

markalmack 26/May/09 Lead
with Blair Campbell
felixthelion 13/Apr/09 AltLd


with Brad
J.Wells ?/Apr/09 AltLd β
with Stuart Blackler
Hidden 18/Feb/08 Lead rpt
Hidden 02/Feb/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Feb/08 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/Dec/07 -
Lisa M ?/Dec/07 AltLd dog
with Sjur
Hidden 21/Nov/07 Lead O/S
butterworthtom ?/Jul/07 AltLd O/S

The best route i have ever done!

with Karl
johnboyrevel ?/Mar/07 Lead
with Faye
chris warner ?/Jan/07 AltLd
with brad lim
Mike Weatherill 25/Dec/06 Lead O/S
David Martin 09/Dec/06 AltLd rpt
Steve Bell 07/Dec/06 2nd
with Corinne Mesnage
_m.cox_ ?/Dec/06 Lead O/S
Brian Birtle 08/Nov/06 AltLd dog
with Dave
Pythonist ?/Nov/06 Lead rpt

Night time ascent...

Pythonist ?/Nov/06 Lead rpt

and again...

Pythonist ?/Oct/06 Lead O/S

The crux pitch (#3, F6b+) is possibly my favourite pitch on Ton Sai. Brilliant wall climbing.

arose ?/Dec/05 Lead

Climbed on Boxing day. Diarrhoea on last pitch!

with Laura Driver
ap ?/Sep/05 AltLd O/S
David Martin 19/Jan/05 AltLd dog

As everyone says, a lovely, easy, and atmospheric climb. 5 fantastic pitches of varied climbing from F6a to F6b+.

Chad123 ?/Dec/04 -

Great fun, memorable moves gaining the stalectite and plenty of interests on the other pitches too.

with Elika
Hidden ?/Jun/04 -
colkurtz ?/Feb/04 AltLd
with Gunther, Ioritz, Hatti
A Crook 23/Jun/03 AltLd O/S
with Jon Chang, Rankin
clive-greenwood 10/Jun/02 AltLd O/S

Led pitch 1 and 3.

James B ??/2002 AltLd
Stoney Boy ??/2002 AltLd O/S
Hidden 08/Nov/01 AltLd O/S
Will Homoky ?/Jul/01 AltLd O/S

Lead P2, Seconded P1,3-5

with John Grewcock
Julian Wedd ??/2000 -
Hidden ??/1999 2nd
sadams ?/Nov/98 Lead
Hidden ?/Mar/96 AltLd O/S
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