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While in Thailand, learn the basics of rock climbing at renowned Railay beach during a half-day rock climbing excursion from Krabi city. Your expert climbing instructor provides a 3.5-hour lesson that includes top rope techniques and practice on a beginning route along the craggy limestone cliffs. Enjoy great views of Railay Bay’s stunning scenery both from the beach where you climb and from the long-tail boat that takes you to Railay. Receive customized attention with four students per instructor and a small-group maximum of 14 participants.

Highlights

  • Introductory rock climbing lesson at Railay beach
  • Ride a long-tailed boat from Krabi and take in the natural beauty of Railay Bay
  • Learn basic climbing techniques, like how to belay and use a safety knot for top roping
  • Follow an expert instructor on an easy route, suitable for beginners
  • Equipment, fruit snack and round-trip hotel transport are included

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

Railay is considered Thailand's rock climbing capital, and you will see why as you scale the craggy limestone cliffs for unparalleled views of emerald-green water and sandy beaches.

What You Can Expect

Introductory Rock Climbing at Railay Beach from Krabi

Introductory Rock Climbing at Railay Beach from Krabi

Railay is famous for its rock climbing opportunities, with challenges for all levels of climber. Get started with morning pickup from your Krabi city hotel and transfer to the pier. From there, hop in a longtail boat for the scenic 20-minute jaunt to Railay beach.

Once at Railay, your instructor provides a safety briefing and gets you outfitted with the required equipment at the climbing school. The rock-climbing wall rises up just steps away from the turquoise sea, just a short walk away from the climbing school.

Your beginner’s lesson lasts 3.5 hours, depending on your ability, stamina and fitness. First, watch as your instructor demonstrates climbing and top rope techniques, including how to belay with a partner. The belay includes a rope that loops through a fixed anchor at the top of the climbing route; this rope is attached to the climber and the instructor, allowing the instructor to keep the climber safe for the entire climb.

Once your guide demonstrates the basics, take your turn on the rock. While you are climbing, your instructor keeps you secured with the fail-safe belay device; if you feel tired or slip, you can simply let go with your harness to keep you suspended safely in the air.

Be sure to bring your camera and an adventurous spirit for this exhilarating rock-climbing excursion, which includes water and fruit refreshments to keep you energized. After your 3.5-hour lesson, return to Krabi via longtail boat and vehicle transfer that ends with drop-off at your hotel.

Customer Reviews

Alexandra D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Would highly recommend this tour for all those that want to experience amazing Railay Beach sites and a great half day activity. The guides were incredibly helpful and encouraging and spoke fluentially in a number of languages. This tour was defiantly a highlight for us visiting Krabi.

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