Rock Climbing in Krabi Thailand | The Rock Shop Tonsai Beach Rock Climbing in Krabi Thailand | The Rock Shop Tonsai Beach


boasts spectacular beaches such as Ao Nang, Railay and Koh Phi Phi, all offering numerous diving and snorkeling trips, restaurants, shops, accommodation, and fantastic sport climbing. Overhanging limestone cliffs and rock formations make this province heaven for rock climbers. Climbers often find themselves beginning the day working difficult climbs on the beach then ending the day soloing on local islands, safely dropping into warm turquoise water. Sporty travelers also enjoy sea kayaking, base jumping, fire spinning, and testing their balance on the plentiful slack-lines. Krabi Town is the provincial capital, located at the mouth of Krabi River as it opens into the Andaman Sea. Krabi Town has a more relaxed-local feel than other tourist destinations in Thailand. However, it can be bustling in high season because it is often a base for those traveling to famous beaches such as Koh Phi Phi, Ao Nang, Railay and Ton Sai, or Koh Lanta.

You'll be impressed with breathtaking sheer, rocky cliffs, crowned with elevated jungles, as well as the coconut palms clad hillsides that over look.  glorious beaches. Phra Nang Bay is home to large limestone outcrops towering from the turquoise sea forming magnificent monoliths. The erosion of soft, porous limestone crates the illusion the rock is melting like an ice cream bar in the tropical heat. Deeply pocketed walls, overhangs, and stalactites coupled with a relaxed environment create a sport climber's paradise. 

Krabi is just over 800 km southwest of Bangkok. Take a flight from Bangkok and arrive at the international airport in about 1 ½ hours or travel by bus, but expect a grueling 12 hour (or so) trip.

Welcome to Tonsai!

There are plenty of experienced climbers around Tonsai and Railay beach who are always looking for climbing partners. Most people meet partners at Freedom Bar on the beach or Peace and Love (a coffee shop/bar) up the road. We just recommend that you watch your new partner belay/climb first to make sure they actually know what they are doing! Also, be sure to discuss climbing terms before getting on the rock. We’ve got people from all around the world here at the moment and everyone uses slightly different lingo.

If you’d like, you can hire a private guide for a half day or whole day to get familiar with the area but if you’d like to save money, just come by The Rock Shop and pick up a guide book. We can recommend crags that might be good for your level and also provide you with rental gear if you don’t have your own gear already.

Hope that answers your questions! Safe travels.


The Rock Shop

If you are after some information and you haven’t made it to the beach yet, you can send us an email though we’ll probably be out climbing rather than sitting at the computer so allow us a little extra time to get back to you!


Office phone: 075 819827

Snail Mail:
The Rock Shop
P.O. Box 82
Muang Krabi, Krabi 81000

The Rock Shop, Tonsai Rock Climbing

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If you have any questions and you are on the beach already, just swing by the shop and we’ll help you out!