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Description 

Hin Tak is a large wall with several sectors. It is situated in Tonsai Bay on Koh Phi Phi Don. There are over twenty routes here, most of them on vertical to gently overhanging, solid limestone.

The wall lies above a brilliant white sand beach and is surrounded by brilliant emerald green water. The climbing here is superb, yet this wall sees little traffic.

For all of the reasons above, I'd call this crag one of the best in Thailand. It is no surprise that it was one of the first walls to see development, way back in 1988. You will see a lot of old expansion bolts, but the goods have been rebolted with stainless steel glue in bolts. See individual route descriptions for more info.


Getting There 

From the pier in Tonsai Bay or the beach under Tonsai Tower, hire a boatman for 100TB per person, one way. Organize a return trip or have the boatman stay with you for the afternoon.


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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Hin Tak :
Happy Banana   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 5 pitches, 250'   
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Happy Banana 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c  Asia : Thailand : ... : Hin Tak
This was one of the first climbs in Thailand, and is one of the best moderate multi-pitch climbs in the country. Each new pitch brings on a different kind of climbing, and the setting can't be beat. Amazing photo opportunities as well. P1: 5.5 - 30 ft. This pitch is a free solo unless you place slings. Start off the beach, on the obvious prow of rock just left of the large detached pinnacle. It is usually best for all climbers to solo up to the ledge and rack up at the base of P2. P2: 5.1...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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By Ken H
From: Bell's Canyon, UT
Feb 12, 2011

Notes: Hin Tak means "broken rock" in thai "Ao Ling" means monkey bay. The base of Hin Tak is now really monkey beach and the base of Oyster Blade (aka: Ao Ling) is really just a garbage field caused by the tides. The base of Hin Tak is now the Monkey Beach. If you tell your boatmen "Hin Tak" and "Monkey Beach" he should get you here. Note at low tide you will need a kayak to get to the boat without swimming. We lucked out and a fisherman was nearby and gave us a lift to the boat. We paid 100 baht each/each way but didn't really haggle.