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|Warning Stainless-steel bolts are suspect near the coast. A rebolting effort is underway. MORE INFO >>>|
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By Charlie Perry
Dec 30, 2006
|This is a great adventure and a great place to climb. However check out the routes first. A bolt has a short life expectancy, and you could be climbing on what looks like a perfectly good bolted route where the bolts' holding power amounts to a small RP. There is a local climbing shop were you can rent gear and get beta on routes. Don't think that in such a remote place you will be alone. When we were there the place was packed with Europeans and we stayed in Ao Nang. If you are planning on going, email me and I will provide as much beta as possible (i.e. where we made mistakes and where we discovered some real fun.)|
By Clay Allred
From: Moab UT
Feb 19, 2009
|Get Wee's book when you get there, no offense to Sam, but its more up to date and is still only like 10 bucks when you get there. And don't miss Wee's deep water solo trip either, it's incredible, so sick.|
By Matt Pickren
Nov 12, 2010
No offense to Clay for his comment or Wee for his book, I'm sure its great, BUT...
Buy Sam's book. Even if its in addition to Wee's BUY IT. Railey needs ALOT of new bolts and 100% of the proceeds of the book goes into new bolting. And from what I've seen, Sam is NO slacker, he spends damn near all of his vacation rebolting many, many climbs so we can all have a safe vacation.
By Frances Fierst
From: Munchweiler, Germany
Dec 17, 2011
I can personally recommend Ao Nang Climber guide service. They are located in Ao Nang, 150 meters up the road from McDonalds.
Tel. +66 (0) 866 899 461
Mar 7, 2014
Water refill spots in Tonsai! Cheap and less waste.
I've been going between Krabi Town (where I'm living) and Tonsai on the weekends. In doing so I have figured out a few things to lessen waste build up here, especially those damn water bottles!
1) Bring some tupperware. You can buy it anywhere. There are a million plastic shops in SE Asia.
2) Simply put, reuse the plastic bag. No big deal. How many times do you need a plastic bag in a plastic bag, in another plastic bag?
3) Most importantly, refill your water! You can refill your water bottles at three places in Tonsai.
A) Saithong Resort. Top of the jungle trail on the Tonsai side is a bungalow/camping place (a truck with plants in the back parked in front). They sell the LARGE, 5 gallons, bottles. You will use it all so you may as well buy it. To purchase a bottle it's about 100 Baht. Plus 60 Baht for the water inside. Every time you need more water just bring your empty one and they will swap it out for a filled one, 60 Baht every time. Catching them in the evening is better. Around 5-6pm. Much cheaper and environmentally healthy this way.
B) Backyard Cafe.The hippie spot on the left at the bottom of the jungle trail that connects Raillay and Tonsai. It's a nice breakfast/chill spot and they will refill any of your smaller jugs. It ranges from 10-50 Baht.
C)Jungle Hut Laundry Across from Mountain View Resort
One Place to refill water, eat delicious (semi-organic no MSG) Indian food and they have yoga in the mornings is Utopia. You go by it if walking towards Diamond Wall (Highland Coffee). Say "hi!" to Georgia for me. She is the owner. This is also a great place to watch Dusky Langurs eat Mangos and play in the trees.
In conclusion, cheaper water + less bottle waste = happier Tonsai community!
By Eric Thomas
Dec 12, 2014
|I'm going to put a recommendation for anyone who likes cooking and is keen to expand their knowledge to give Ya's Cooking School a try. Expensive for the dirt bag budget, but it makes up for it in a quality class. Great off day from climbing.|