Testimonials about climbing with Real Rocks in Krabi, Railay beach


Satisfaction guaranteed or your money back!  Rated one of the top attractions in Southern Thailand, check out what customers have had to say…

More testimonials can be seen on our Trip Advisor Page:  Real Rocks Railay, Krabi, Thailand Trip Advisor

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“I climb indoors at home, and I tried Real Rocks after going climbing the day before with a guide at another shop who seemed uninterested in acting as my guide. It was a good move. I ended up climbing 2 half days with Real Rocks and had a great time both days. The first day I climbed with Rain and Bao and the second with Rain. In addition to being safe, they were very good at instructing where and how to climb if you needed help and they selected climbs that were appropriate for everyone in the group. Plus, they seemed to make sure that everyone have a good time. The second day we had some good climbers in our group and they found routes that were challenging for them as well as beginners. They might be a little more busy than some of the other shops in Railay because of their location, but I would definitely recommend them for new and experienced climbers. Rain and Bao are great!”

Kera L.Cambridge, Massachusetts

“Obi Wan can Rock! Myself and my girlfriend done Real Rocks three day rock climbing course, Tik the manager gave us a thorough breakdown and was in contact via email before we arrived. The first day he introduced us to our instructor Wan! Can’t say enough positives about this guy, his English was excellent and he was so easy to get on with! His explanation of the knots and procedures were great and he was very patient with us. He recommended taking a day’s break in between the course so your arms aren’t too sore after the days climbing, that’s if you do the three days course. We got fully trained on top rope, lead climbing and abseiling within the three days and were really satisfied with the course. Thanks WAn, Tik, and the gang from Real Rocks from Padraig & Kristin.”

Padraig S.Dublin, Ireland

“Amazing Experience! A big thanks goes out to the Thai guys working here. Had an awesome time climbing over in Railay. Some mind-blowing views. World class crags in a perfect setting. Definitely will return soon for part 2.”

David C.Ontario, Canada

“Fantastic Time! We (two experienced, and one complete new to climbing) had a half day climbing during the morning, and went on to deep water soloing trip in the afternoon/evening, which was just amazing. The guides were lovely and fun – they really tried to make it enjoyable for everyone. This was the highlight of our 3 week trip in Thailand!”

Wei L.London, U.K.

“Great Hire Rates. Hired gear for 2 days, great value for money and great service & guidance. Observed the guides with other groups, very good instructors and safety.”

Jen E.Edinburgh, Scotland

“My wife and I went to Railay to climb. Both of us have experience. We rented gear some days, took a deep water full day trip, and hired a lead skills guide for a day. We had no reason to look elsewhere. Tik the owner is super nice and obviously loved by so many people I saw interact with him, traveling families and locals. The deep water trip included swimming with bioluminescence at the end of the night which we caught on a night with a late moon and it was pretty incredible in that darkness. The climbing is amazing in this area and these guides have been doing this all the time for a long time. The experience and knowledge of both the area and the tendencies of foreign climbers was obvious. Always felt safe and the guides are all really solid and fun people to hang out with. Got a closer feel of the southern thai culture from hanging with them throughout the days and we climbed the most beautiful routes we have seen in the world to date.”

N. O. New York, USA

“Safe and excellent rock climbing! I have climbed in Railay yearly for the past 14 years. There are many guide/instruction businesses, and over the years many of the guides have worked with each of them, or at least cover for each other when overbooked. Friendly, reliable, well trained and absolute experts on the local climbs, these are some of the best climbers, and friends, I’ve met in my travels.”

E. R. Princeton, West Virginia

“The Best Guide in Town! From rock climbing to cave diving and rappelling, we had the most amazing experience with Real Rocks. From the day we got to Railay, Stephanie and Tik were so kind and helped us arrange our days with our amazing Guide Wan. We took our 6 years old son, who had a blast and gained confidence while rock climbing at amazing sights around the island. Through his calm professionalism, Wan gained our trust and made me climb places that I wouldn’t have ever thought about climbing before. We love Wan and if you are looking for an amazing guide he is the one. My son absolutely adores him and we cannot wait to go back and enjoy the view!”

BarbaraBangkok, Thailand

“The only guides to use! We were recommend to see Tik (one of the local guides and owners of Real Rocks) when we first went to Krabi over 4 years ago by a close friend. Ever since we have continued to go back and use Tik every time we climb (Now about 15+ times). We may not need him as much as we used to but still enjoy climbing with his shop every time. His shop Real Rocks is small but very friendly. His guides are all certified and have the highest safety standards when climbing. I am a professed safety freak but even I have learnt from Real Rocks and Tik. There are lots of climbing shops on Railay and Tonsai for rock climbing some are good and some are OK but I personally would not go past Real Rocks. They have the complete package, Good staff, highest safety standards, knowledgeable, attention to detail and best of all that are the friendless bunch you will ever meet.

PS. Tik wont boast of it but he is famous 🙂 , you will often see his face in the guide books from Kings (where he first started) and we have seen him on TV taking Samantha Brown out for a climb when she was in Krabi doing her show. Two thumbs up for this mob give them a try :)”

Doug B.Singapore, Singapore