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A Guide to Rock Climbing in Railay

February 24, 2020
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Are you a thrill-seeker? Are you craving for an unforgettable adventure that will make your senses tingle? You may want to try rock climbing. And by rock climbing, we’re not talking about going to a climbing gym and trekking up a wall. We’re talking about going to an actual mountain far, far away and going on an adrenaline-pumping escapade. The place in question is no other than Railay, Krabi, Thailand’s very own rock climbing mecca.

When you think of Thailand, you probably think of its sandy beaches, culture-rich temples, and vibrant cities. But did you know that the country is also famous for its limestone cliffs? Any adventurous climber would tell you that Railay is included in their bucket list. What with its towering cliffs, jaw-dropping seas, and endless opportunities for adventure, Railey is the ultimate destination for adrenaline junkies.

Where is Railay located?

Railay is located east of Krabi, surrounded by stunning beaches and picturesque limestone mountains that you can stare at for days. Reaching the destination alone is already an adventure as it requires riding a Ruang Hang Yao, Thailand’s iconic long-tail boat. The area is beset with hundreds of routes to conquer, making it the thrill-seeker’s paradise.

How to go to Railay?

Krabi has its own international terminal, so Railay is now more accessible to tourists. You can book direct flights from places like Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Koh Samui, Singapore, and Kuala Lumpur straight to Krabi. There’s also the option of flying to Phuket and taking a two-hour taxi ride to Ao Nang. From the Krabi Airport, there are buses that head straight to Ao Nang for only 600 Baht. And then from Ao Nang Beach, you only have to ride a quick 15-minute longtail boat ride to reach Railay.

How much does rock climbing in Railay cost?

Rock climbing in Railay is relatively cheap. Depending on the climbing school you’re hiring, it can cost you around 1,800 Baht for a full day tour and 1,000 Baht for a half-day tour. The packages typically include water, lunch, gear, and insurance. If you want your tour to be exclusive, prepare to shell out almost double the price of group tours.

Climbing spots in Railay

● 1-2-3 Wall: Popular for beginners and intermediate climbers, this climbing route will allow you to bask in Railay’s beautiful limestone cliffs and emerald waters. Twenty-five routes are available, with grades varying from 4 to 7b.
● Diamond Cave Wall: Also recommended for beginners and intermediate climbers, this spot features 15 routes, varying from 5 to 7a. You’ll get to interact with monkeys residing in the area as well as enjoy spectacular views.
● Thaiwand Wall: For intermediate and advanced climbers, the Thaiwand Wall is a delight. There are 18 routes available that vary from 6a to 7b+. You can opt for single and multi-pitch climbs to access the extraordinary views of Railay.

If you’re looking for a thrill-filled adventure, you won’t go wrong with rock climbing in Railay. After your escapade, you can go straight to relaxing at a private sanctuary like the Tubkaak Krabi Resort. Book a stay with us today.