The limestone cliffs that make the Krabi landscape are heaven for rock-climbing enthusiasts, who come from all over the globe to take up the challenge of climbing.
Over 650 routes have developed since the late 1980's when Krabi first witnessed the sight of people scaling it's craggy mountains.
Routes follow limestone crags, steep, pocketed walls, overhangs and hanging stalactites. Some are accessed by boat while others are approached via a jungle walk or by abseiling above the sea.
Using the French grading system, routes range 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 for years.
The headland between Tham Phra Nang (Phra Nang Cave Beach) and Railay East harbours some particularly popular spots, with good climbing for both beginners and more experienced climbers. Guided climbs and instruction are available around most of the resorts and bungalows in Ao Nang and Railay East Beach.
Climbing gear is readily available for hire, if you don't want to bring your own or don't have any. Ensure that your guides and equipment are from a reliable company. King Climbers, one of the first climbing schools in Thailand, have a of minimum of five years climbing experience and are accredited by the ACGA. Ask around.