A friend and I will be travelling throughout southeast Asia this summer. He and I are both climbers and plan on spending about a week or so climbing in the Krabi area. It would be impossible for us to go to Thialand and not climb, however he and I dont want to carry a rope around for seven weeks. Is there anywhere that will rent ropes in Krabi? I know about the guided climbing and that it is relatively cheap , but that hurts my pride a little. I would rather be independent and have the option to multipitch. Also is it common to find people climbing in Krabi with a rope looking for a belay partner?
Summer is the slow season there but it's definitely possible to find other's to climb with who may have a rope. I was in the same situation 3 years ago (except solo) and I rented a rope one day and found someone to climb with the other days. The rope we rented was the stiffest piece of crap I've ever trusted my life with, but it worked!