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Description 

Many new areas have been developed on the islands surrounding Ko Yao Noi and on the northern end of the Island itself. This is one of the most low key and tranquil island destinations in Thailand and now hosts many new climbing areas as well. Located in the southern end of the Phang Nga bay. The beauty surrounding this island is breath taking. However don't expect the ease of Tonsai/Railey. Approaches require motor bike rides through steep jungle roads, hiking and or hiring a boat.The climbing logistics can be difficult to sort out, but you will be rewarded with high quality Titanium bolted routes in a peaceful setting.

Getting There 

As this is an Island you will need to hire a boat or catch a ferry. Ferries arrive daily from Phuket, Krabi, and Phang Nga. Getting here from Phuket is the most convenient.A daily speed boat also leaves from Railey West at 10:30am as of Dec 2008. The web sites below should help you get started.
directions from mountain shop

Climbing Season



Weather station 12.6 miles from here

39 Total Routes

['4 Stars',9],['3 Stars',22],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',1],['5.10',17],['5.11',8],['5.12',12],['5.13',1],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Kho Yao Noi:
Touch Of Grey   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 85'   Grateful Wall (Mang Sau)
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Featured Route For Kho Yao Noi
Tipsy Gypsy finishes up the gray streak out of the small corner directly left of the dark overhanging "hunchback" at the top left hand side off this 700'wall.

Typsy Gypsy 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b  Asia : Thailand : ... : Big Tree Wall (Khao Khom)
As of Dec 2008 this is the left most route up the big wall of Khao Kom and the only route to ascend to the top of this expansive formation. The first pitch starts out a bit contrived and loose,but finishes well in a nice belay cave(6c+). The 2nd pitch has a reachy crux off the anchor then climbs good stone up steep rock with big holds to a second belay cave(7a+). Pitch 3 has a thin crux near the top and finishes on a big ledge(7b).Pitch four stars in a wild overhanging steming corner and continu...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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stick it
stick it
HD Wall
HD Wall
Grateful Wall
Grateful Wall
great deep water soloing
great deep water soloing
Ao Po Nui Tower...2 pitch routes
Ao Po Nui Tower...2 pitch routes
Khao Kom-Big Tree Wall
Khao Kom-Big Tree Wall
Big Tree Wall(Khao Kom)
Big Tree Wall(Khao Kom)
The Watchtower
The Watchtower

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By Nate Ball
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From: Taipei, TW
Feb 15, 2014
For those who have been here, is there an updated guidebook?

For those who haven't, Phi Phi is much better. Don't bother.