So we booked the trip and got to planning. It would be our first ever international climbing trip, so there was some trial and error for sure. (I'll talk about what we learned -- from packing to planning -- in another post.) But we mostly reveled in the thrills and exploration, so I'll start by sharing the climbing itself.
During our two weeks in Thailand, we probably spent six days scaling rocks. We did most of our cragging around Railay/Tonsai in the south but also snuck in a day up north at Crazy Horse Buttress. As I note above, Railay/Tonsai earns high marks for drawing devotees from across the globe, so that stop was a no-brainer. But we would have missed what ultimately became my favorite spot had I not reached out in Mountain Project's International Forum.
I've got an article about Crazy Horse slated to come out later this year with Silkwinds, the magazine for Singapore Air's regional carrier, SilkAir. So you'll have to wait until then for more detailed content, but for now, some photos!
|Crazy Horse Buttress, Mae On, Thailand|
|Mike working his way up the tufa on Kee Dak. |
He'll climb through the opening to gain the face.
|Stacey after pulling the roof on Kee Dak.|
|A typically ornate doorway to one of Chiang Mai's many wats.|
|Mike enjoying the grounds of a Chiang Mai temple.|
|Chiang Mai Rock Climbing Adventures|