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Location: 8.0042, 98.8364 View Map  Incorrect?
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Warning Stainless-steel bolts are suspect near the coast. A rebolting effort is underway. MORE INFO >>>


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Warning : stainless-steel bolts are suspect near the coast. There is extensive rebolting being done to replace suspect bolts with titanium glue-ins.

A beautiful little island with a dozen or so quality climbs. Getting there is half the fun. Views back to the mainland are great. Shade all day.

Getting There 

From Phra Nang Beach, it's the obvious island about 150 yards out to sea. At low tide, you'll only be up to your knees or slightly higher. You can also grab a long-tail boat for a buck or two.

Climbing Season

Weather station 6.1 miles from here

4 Total Routes

['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Happy Island:
Don't Worry, Be Happy   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
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Don't Worry, Be Happy 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b  Asia : Thailand : ... : Happy Island
The first bolt is not far off the ground and just before the crux. The crux for me was getting past the first bolt and over the bulge. It took me several falls, takes, and starting over from ground level. Above the bulge is easier ground, but the tufas make the climbing fun and varied. This climb alone made the barefoot wade across worth it. Do this climb at low tide, or you might miss having to figure out the crux....[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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Happy Island as seen from Escher Wall
Happy Island as seen from Escher Wall
From Phra Nang beach, headed over to Happy Island....
From Phra Nang beach, headed over to Happy Island....
Bryce took this sweet silouette shot of me pulling...
Bryce took this sweet silouette shot of me pulling...

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By Ryan Kelly
From: work.
Nov 8, 2007
What's the access issue? I'd assume it has something to do with that exclusive resort that won't let you drink at their bar?
By caughtinside
From: Oakland CA
Nov 8, 2007
No access issue. Just scary looking bolts.
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