Top Ten Southeast Asia Classic Adventures

Rock Climb the Krabi Coast
By Andrew Forbes

With more than 450 climbs—majestic overhangs and pocketed faces—steep limestone cliffs of Thailand's Krabi coast (in the vicinity of Krabi's Phra Nang and Rai Leh Beaches) offer an almost limitless choice of climbs with the entire range of difficulty. As if that weren't enough to satisfy all tastes, from the beginner to the dedicated professional rock-climber, just about every climb includes stunning views across the perfect beaches and azure waters of the Andaman Sea. Most of these white-knuckled ascents are in the mid- to high-difficulty category, rated grades 15 to 25. Just learning? No problem; facilities and instructors are also available for novice climbers. And when you've finished climbing, take a refreshing dip in the surf, sip an iced drink, and move on to the freshest and most delicious seafood imaginable.

Published: 29 Apr 2002 | Last Updated: 15 Sep 2010
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication


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