Railay Real Rocks rock climbing shop and school has been teaching climbers around the world since 2007.

What sets us apart?  We are the only school in the South of Thailand that offers regular training and instructor certification for our climbing guides. We certify our guides because we want to emphasize the safety of our operations. We believe that training from internationally recognized associations such as the SEACF and AMGA (American Mountain Guides Association) keeps our guides at the top of their game and ensures that their guiding is as good as anywhere else in the world.

Training includes:

  • Risk Management
  • Client Care
  • Professionalism
  • Instructional Technique
  • Emergency Rescue

We specialize in giving each customer – no matter what age or experience level – the best possible care on each of our trips. We love what we do, and our guides climb all year-round. When they’re not working, you’ll often find them at the crag with friends climbing for fun! Each and every one of our guides are passionate climbers who strive to provide you with an unforgettable adventure.  As a small family business, we take pride in our work and want to be remembered as the best part of your holiday experience! 

Meet the Team

Abdultalb Janjit "Tik"

Abdultalb Janjit "Tik"



AMGA Certified Single Pitch Instructor
Sport Climbing Instructor Certification (SCAT 1) issued by the SEACF/SMF and am licensed to teach and issue certifications for Levels 1-3 Sport Climbing and Abseiling Level 1-2.
Wilderness First Aid Certified by Wilderness Medical Associates Int’l.
Teaching since 1999.

Originally from Ranong, I moved to Railay when I was just 17 years old driven by my love for adventure and rock climbing! I have been teaching since 1999. If you’re a more experienced climber looking for a private guide, I’m your guy! I’ll challenge you and help you reach your climbing goals- whether it’s upping your grade or perfecting your technique- my exclusive insider tips, tricks and expertise are guaranteed to help you improve!

Whether you’re an absolute beginner, novice or experienced climber, with a Real Rocks guide you can grow your skills and explore the true beauty rock climbing in Railay Beach has to offer!

Our staff have more than 20 years of teaching and guiding experience here in Railay, and they are by far some of the most qualified and professional guides available. They are friendly, English speaking, energetic and great with small children! Each team member is a dedicated professional committed to the task of providing the best climbing experience possible, adhering to the safest guiding and instructing practices. Real Rocks Climbing School is fully insured and legally permitted in the areas we operate in.

For those of you interested in taking a climbing course and/or interested in further developing your basic climbing skills to a more advanced level, we recommend hiring a private guiding course. Private lessons are a great way to get the focused individual attention you need, where you can determine the ratio of climbing to instruction, the pace, and the viewpoints you would like to climb over in our outdoor school. Reservations in advance are necessary, particularly in high season (November-March) when our climbing guides may be booked several weeks in advance. Please refer to our ‘Rock Climbing Tours’ tab for more information.

Additional Certifications

  • Wilderness First Aid Certified by the Wilderness Medical Associates International, since 2017.
  • Level 1-3 Sport Climbing Certification of Southeast Asia Climbing Standard via Southeast Asia Climbing Federation and the Sport Climbing Association of Thailand.
  • Level 2 Rock Climbing Instructor and First Aid training from The Department of Tourism (Ministry of Tourism and Sports) Thailand
  • Level 1-3 training via IRATA International Rope Access Trade Association
  • Mountaineering and Rock Climbing instructor training course by Department of Tourism (Ministry of Tourism and Sports Thailand)
  • Thai Red Cross Society certified for Emergency First Aid and Rescue as of January 2016, renewal due in 2019.


Thailand Bouldering Competition Open Male Division 2011, 3rd Place in Thailand Golf and Dive Expo 2011 hosted at Queen Sirikit National Convention Center.

KRFIC Krabi Rock and Fire International Competition, award winners for Open Deep Water Soloing, 2011

2015 & 2016 Certificate of Excellence Winner on TripAdvisor

Message from the Owner:  

We at Real Rocks strive to be a positive part of the local environment and community. We pride ourselves on our low-impact, eco-friendly tours! We also offer regular support to local beach clean ups, make charitable donations to NGOs and community development projects, and help spread environmental awareness initiatives in the local schools. We need your help to keep our pretty paradise clean, so stop by the shop or message us today and ask how you can get involved!”