Climbing Tonsai and Railay Beach Thailand

Climbing Tonsai Thailand

Rock Climbing Tonsai and Railay Beach- Krabi Thailand

The Rock around Tonsai and Railay Beach

The rock is all limestone and is part of the worlds largest coral reef, stretching from China down to Papua New Guinea. The routes are all bolted sport climbing routes. The French grading system is used. With over 700 routes ranging from beginner 5a's to classic multipitch 6a's right up to the extremes of 8c there's enough here to keep any climber busy.

Climbing over Railay Beach
Getting high on Thaiwand wall- Railay Beach and Tonsai in the background

Climbing Courses and Guiding in Railay and Tonsai

King Climbers is one of the longest running climbing schools. Over the years they have built up a reputation of being friendly safe and reliable. Book Climbing Courses here. If you are looking for one on one tuition, get private guiding/ coaching.

Tonsai News/ Dengue 2020

Tonsai is pretty quite this year. This is kind of nice for the climbers, but all the local businesses are suffering and hanging on by the skin of their teeth.

This is probably mostly due to the Dengue Fever which was really bad last high season. This high season there is no Dengue so far in Tonsai.

Dengue is an unpleasant fever transferred from human to human by mosquito. In other words, a mosquito of the right species must bite someone with Dengue and then bite someone else and transfer the bad blood within a limited time period. In Tonsai the mosquitos that transfer the virus exist, but as long as nobody infected with Dengue comes, then no Dengue fever... This year, no doubt helped by the extensive spraying campaign of Passook bungalows (Thankyou!!!)- there has been no Dengue- so come and enjoy an uncrowded high season in Tonsai!

Deep water soloing and Bouldering

Deep water soloing (DWS) has really taken off this year. We've put a page on DWS and a page on bouldering around Railay and Tonsai beach. If you have anything to add, please email us.

Climbing on Koh Yao Noi island

This place now has alot of very good routes- Only a one hour speed boat ride from Tonsai... Check out our page
Dave/ yogic master/ climber/ top bloke, has set up a Yoga retreat on Koh Yao Noi not to be missed- check out his site for details

Rebolting Tonsai

There has been a herculean effort by a hand full of very dedicated irregulars, fighting the obscenely corrosive forces of nature which have in the past been able to eat any kind of steel known to man. The guys have concluded that our only chance was an elemental switch to Titanium. Expensive, but when you are hanging upside down by your toenails 200m above the deck, there can be nothing sweeter...

The latest attempt to organise the rebolting into a cohesive sustainable force of rebolting goodness is being spearheaded by Josh- He's set up a site dedicated to rebolting Krabi-
It's a fund raiser site, and probably the best place to donate cash at the moment. He has made a very nice video of rebolting and climbing in Thailand and is selling DVD's and Tshirts to fund the bolting. Checkout the taster below-

Yoga on Tonsai Beach

There is great yoga studio next to Paasook guest house in the middle of Tonsai. There are usually a smorgasbord of classes throughout the day. The Schedule is written on the chalk board outside the studio.

Gossip of the wall/ mega hotel complex

In 2015 the owners of the large block of land on the beach, built a wall around it and kicked out all the various bars squatting there. This was a shame, but on the plus side the land had become a rubbish tip, and they spent the next few years cleaning it up. Finally after changing hands a few more times, the latest owners have started to build on it. Far from the predicted mega resort, a very modest number of bungalows have been mostly built, in quite a nice way. The resort is to be called Tinidee. From their website it looks like you can book rooms- but do not be tempted- they seem to have run out of money and are not likely to finish in the near future. If they ever do finish it will be about the same as Tonsai bay, but with nice views and a pool....

There is now a path through the half finished resort which leads to a very nice ladder, created by Basecamp- which allows easy access over the wall.

Climbing on Tonsai - Railay beach Thailand
Steep and technical routes are on Tonsai beach

Railay and Tonsai Interactive Google Climbing Map

Just finished an interactive map that lets you click on a climbing area and zoom in for more information and pictures. View the map of Tonsai and Railay here.

Accommodation and how to get to Tonsai and Railay

Details for accommodation, diving, sea kayaking, jungle trekking, cooking, elephant trekking and snorkeling, can be found in this section of the site.

Gallery of pretty pics and trips

Have a look in our photo gallery for pretty pics of famous people doing silly things. I really like the floating village trip pics. Just added a Tonsai favorite climbs page. If anyone has a favorite with some pics, let us know.
Also check out the Railay/ Tonsai flickr slide show- tons of your great pics there!



Climbing on Thaiwand wall Railey Beach
Thaiwand wall 6c, Railay Beach in the background- classic stuff...