Deep Water Solo Rock Climbing in Khao Sok National Park
Khao Sok National Park offers enormous potential for deep water soloing. DWS climbing in freshwater in Chiew Lan Reservoir is one of the newest rock climbing options in Southern Thailand. Freshwater, abundant wildlife, no crowds, no sharp barnacles or oysters on the rock, just endless cliffs, thick jungle and many more treats. A sensation adventure awaits those who wish to break away from the normal Thailand climbing holidays.
Deep water soloing offers you a chance to climb in a very natural manner. You are unfettered by rope, gear or a belayer. In other words, you can push your limit without the normal intermittent gear placing.
Routes are available for all skill levels. No experienced is needed. Courage is also not necessary. If you prefer to only climb up a little way and jump, that's fine. This sort of thing is always up to you. There is no pressure to climb up any higher than you're comfortable with.
You climb from a longtail motorboat or a kayak.
For hardcore climbers who wish to push the limits, that option is also available. New routes are constantly available. First ascents are limitless.
You could spend a lifetime climbing new routes in Khao Sok National Park. In other words, there is almost unlimited climbing potential in Khao Sok National Park .
If you've dreamed of doing first ascents in the tropics, we can help you realize your dreams.
PaddleAsia offers two-day, three-day and longer trips to Khao Sok National Park. There is a minimum of two guests for this trip.
PaddleAsia climbing guides are highly certified in first aid and rescue... and unlike many who claim to be qualified, we have proof. We also carry all of the necessary rescue and safety equipment. No one is more serious about your safety than PaddleAsia.
Rock Climbing Day Trip or Two-day trip from Phuket
If you have limited time and want to get away for a quick rock climbing day trip or two-day trip, we offer a very nice trip to a small park by Phang Nga Town. There are lots of bolted routes and enough different cliffs to always be able to climb in the shade. If you choose the two-day option, you will spend the night at a nice air-conditioned guesthouse and be treated to some superb Thai cuisine at a riverside restaurant.
If you're already in Phuket or Krabi and need to get away from the crowds, this is the perfect opportunity.
PaddleAsia Exploratory Rock Climbing Trips
If you'd prefer to climb with PaddleAsia Director and life-long adventurer Dave, he offers exploratory climbing trips with the climbing being merely part of the adventure. There are many islands and cliffs that have never been explored. It would take a team of dozens several years just to scratch the surface of all that is actually available in Phang Nga Bay, Phang Nga Province and Khao Sok National Park.
PaddleAsia climbing trips utilize traditional climbing methods, meaning, we place protection (fall protection) in the rock as we go and take it out when we leave. This is no impact climbing and it's the purest form of the sport.
For adventurous non-climbers, you can still participate in this unique experience. Dave will teach you how to use rope ascenders to climb the rope as well as teaching you how to abseil back down. Dave is also a seasoned aid climber, meaning, he knows how to use protect to get up cliffs that are either not climbable or are beyond the climbing capacity of the participants. Aid climbing is fun and challenging and it's a great way to learn how to place protection in the rock. Click here to read more about the different types of rock climbing.
If unique is what you seek, contact us for more information. We can run any trip with as few as two guests. Single-person trips are available in certain destinations.
Click here to read a rock climbing trip report from a ten-day trip.
Rock Climbing Guidebook for Phang Nga Bay
The Mountain Shop has a wonderful guidebook for rock climbing in Phang Nga Bay, with a focus on the many bolted routes on several walls on Koh Yao Noi.
Contact Heather Miner of The Mountain Shop to get your copy of this rock climbing guidebook. Heather offers PayPal as a means to purchase the book or you can drop by The Sea Gypsie Restaurant on Koh Yao Noi in Ta Khao Bay to pick up a copy.
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