Real Rocks' guide to the 25 best climbing walls and routes in Krabi, Tonsai & Railay Beach

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Disclaimer: This map and these tips are only to highlight some of our favorite climbing spots in Railay and Tonsai, and is by no means meant to replace a climbing route guidebook. Climbing route guidebooks  can be found for sale in every climbing shop on Railay & Tonsai, and we encourage climbers to buy them since the proceeds from profits go directly into the re-bolting projects that take place yearly.  Before climbing always ask local guides or climbing shop owners which routes are safe and which routes are in need of maintenance to get the most up-to-date safety information.

How to use this map: Click on the walls pin points on google map above for pictures and brief notes. For more extensive info, keep reading about our top picks!

Diamond Cave Wall

Diamond Cave Wall is recommended for beginner and intermediate climbers making it one of the top 3 areas visited by the rock climbing schools daily. There are 15 routes here, grades vary from 5 to 7a (French system). Best time to visit between 7am-9am, or 12pm-2pm, in between the morning and afternoon school sessions. Accessible all year round. Between October- April is remains in the shade all year long, and between May-September in the shade after 2 pm. Bolts are titanium and stainless steel glue-in bolts. Location: Railay East, opposite Phutawan Resort next to Highland Coffee and the National Park office.

123 Wall

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123 wall

123 Wall is recommended for beginner and intermediate climbers making it one of the top 3 areas visited by the rock climbing schools daily. There are some advanced routes here too, making 123 most famous for its easy access, stunning sea views, and range of routes. However expect crowds from 9am- 1 pm and 2 pm- 6 pm. There are 25 routes here, grades vary from 4 to 7b (French system). Best time to visit 7am-9am, or 12pm-2pm, and during the months of October-April. Titanium glue-in bolts and stainless steel glue-in bolts. Location Railay East Beach, off the main walkway to Phra Nang Beach on the left hand side.

The Pinnacle

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pinnacle

This is a great warm up wall for beginners, most frequently visited by the rock climbing schools daily. Best to visit from 7am- 9am or 12 pm- 2 pm. There are 3 routes here ranging from 4-6b (French system.) The rock is directly opposite 123 wall, and bolted with titanium glue-in bolts and stainless steel glue-in bolts.

Duncan's Boot

This wall is recommended for intermediate to advanced climbers, grades vary from 6a-7a+. Mostly in the shade in the dry season, in the May-September season sun.Bolted with titanium glue in bolts and stainless steel glue in bolts. Past 123 wall, follow the path to a tree, turn right and follow the trail to Duncan's Boot (that path also leads up to Hidden World, and further on to Jungle Gym and the Keep.)

Muay Thai Wall

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Muay Thai Wall is recommended for beginners and intermediate climbers. Routes vary between 5 and 7b (French system), there are 9 routes here. Best access is at low tide, between 7am-9am, or 12pm-2pm. Location, next to 123 wall.

Muay Thai Continued

Muay Thai Continued is recommended for beginner and intermediate climbers. Best accessed from 7am-9am, available at high tide and low tide. Routes vary between 5 and 6b (French system); there are 5 routes here.

Phra Nang Beach

Phra Nang Beach is recommended for intermediate and advanced climbers. Routes vary between 6a and 8a (French system). There are 14 routes here. This wall remains protected and dry even when it rains; best time to access 7-9am or 12pm-2pm. Titanium glue-in bolts. It is one of the top 3 areas visited by the rock climbing schools daily. Location: Phra Nang Beach, next to Rayavadee beachfront and Princess cave shrine. This is also prime location for bouldering!

The Keep

The Keep is recommended for intermediate and advanced climbers. Routes vary between 6b and 7b (French system). There are 8 routes. In the dry season, best to climb afternoon to avoid sun. Can access at high tides and low tides.Titanium glue-in bolts. Location, near 123 wall walk to the very end of the peninsula and follow a trail leading to a split in the rock. Follow the split to the top and you will find fixed route access to the wall.

Escher World Wall

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Escher Wall is recommended for beginner, intermediate and advanced climbers. There are roughly 20 routes here that vary from 5 to 7a (French system). Available all year round. Location at the end of Phra Nang Beach, walk to the end of the beach and turn right into the shrub of bushes and trees. Follow the foot path and ropes to gain access to the foot of the crag. October-April shaded all day, from May-September in the shade afternoon only. Bolted with titanium glue in bolts. (This wall is Tik's Top Pick!)

Thaiwand Wall

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Thaiwand wall

Thaiwand Wall is recommended for intermediate and advanced climbers; single and multi pitch climbs with famous views over Railay. Location: Railay West Beach. Accessed on foot; walk to the end of Railay West Beach and follow the foot path and trail through the jungle. This route also gives access to Wee's Present and Candlestick. Some routes are overhanging routes. Oct-April in the shade all day, May-Sept. shady in the afternoon only. There are 18 routes here that vary from 6a to 7b+ (French system). Multi pitch climbs recommended for dry season only (November-April). Titanium glue in bolts.

Candlestick Wall

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candlestick

Candlestick Wall is recommended for multi pitch climbing, advanced climbers only. Grades 6 and 6b (French system). 4 pitches total. Dry season only (Nov-April). Difficult to access, involves a lot of scrambling up a long hike, bring mosquito repellent! Oct.-April shade all day, May-Sept. shade in the afternoon. Titanium and stainless steel glue in bolts. You will need two 60 meter ropes and a guidebook!

Wee's Present Wall

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Wee's Present Wall is recommended for beginner, intermediate and advanced climbers. 15 routes here, grades vary from 5 to 7b+. Oct.-April shade all day, May-Sept. shade in the afternoon. Titanium and stainless steel glue in bolts.

Defile Exit

Defile exit overlooking Phra Nang beachDefile Exit is recommended for intermediate and advanced climbers. There are 9 routes here, grades vary from 6a to 7b. Available at low tide only. Titanium glue in bolts. Oct-April shade all day, May-Sept early morning or afternoon shade only.

Low Tide Wall

Low Tide Wall is recommended for advanced climbers. Routes vary from 6b to 7b+, there are 6 routes. Low tide access only. Access is beyond 123 wall, follow the coastline between two beaches. Titanium glue-in bolts.

Tyrolean Wall

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tyrolean

Tyrolean Wall is recommended for intermediate and advanced climbers. The grades vary from 6a to 8a, there are roughly 15 routes here. Available all year round, all day long. Mostly all overhanging climbs. Shady all year round in the morning. Location Tonsai Beach. Titanium and stainless steel glue in bolts.

Dum's Kitchen

Dum's Kitchen is recommended for advanced climbers. Grades vary from 6a to 8a+, there are roughly 25 routes. Available all year round. Overhanging and vertical climbs, shady every morning. Titanium glue in bolts and stainless steel glue in bolts.

Tonsai Bay / Tonsai Roof Wall

Tonsai Bay / Tonsai Roof Wall is recommended for advanced climbers. There are roughly 23 routes, grades vary between 6c and 8a (French system.) This location is known famously as the world's top overhanging climbing area! Available all year round, some routes offer protected and dry routes even while it rains. Titanium, stainless steel glue in and stainless expansion bolts. Shady every morning all year long.

Fire Wall

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fire wall

Fire Wall is recommended for intermediate and advanced climbers. Grades vary between 6a and 6c. There are 8 routes. Shady every afternoon, year round. Titanium and stainless steel glue in bolts. Location is Tonsai, at the end of the beach follow the foot path up (use fixed ropes to climb up.)

 Melting Wall

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melting wall

Melting Wall is recommended for intermediate and advanced climbers. 7 routes here, grades vary 6a to 7a+. Great views overlooking Railay West and Tonsai, awesome photo opportunity here! Shady every afternoon, all year round. Titanium and stainless steel glue in bolts. Follow the path up and around Fire Wall crag for access, through an open cave.

Cobra Wall

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Cobra Wall is recommended for intermediate and advanced climbers. There are 7 routes here, grades vary from 6a to 7a+. Some routes require self-anchor for belay; there are fixed ropes. Shade all year in the afternoon only. Titanium and stainless steel glue in bolts. This crag is located between Eagle Wall and Tonsai Beach, accessible on foot via fixed ropes along the path.

Eagle Wall

Eagle Wall is recommended for intermediate and advanced climbers. Titanium and stainless steel glue in bolts. There are roughly 24 routes here, the grades start from 6a to 7b. Accessible by boat only, at high tide and low tide! Shade in the afternoon, all year round.  (Tik's Top Pick!)

Big Wave Wall

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big wave

Big Wave Wall is a multi pitch climb, 5 pitches from 6a to 6b.
Recommended for advanced climbers only.

Ao Nang Tower

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ao nang tower

Ao Nang Tower, another multi pitch, 3 pitches from 6b to 6c. Stainless steel glue in bolts. Recommended or advanced climbers only. Accessible only by boat at high tide/low tide unavailable. Check weather carefully before going.

Humanality Wall

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humanality

Humanality Wall is multi pitch climb, Recommended for advanced climbers only. 5 pitches from 6a to 6b+. Essentials: two 60 meter ropes and guidebook.

The Nest

The Nest is recommended for intermediate and advanced climbers. The grades run from 6a to 7a+. There are roughly 10 routes here. Shady every afternoon, year round. Titanium and stainless steel glue in bolts. Access on Tonsai, walk to the end of the beach to longtail boat point and follow the footpath to your right. Trail is steep and slippery, bring trekkers and mosquito repellent.

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