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Submitted By: David Trippett on Dec 1, 2007
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Description 

Tioman is a medium-sized island off the southeast coast of Penninsular Malaysia, near Singapore. Well known for spectacular diving and abundant coral reefs, Tioman is less well known for its abundant climbing opportunities. In the south, the island is dominated by the twin towers of The Dragons Horns, although the entire island is home to various crags, boulders, seacliffs and walls of all size and dimension.


Getting There 

Tioman can be reached in a 2 hour boat ride from the coastal town of Mersing on the southeast coast of peninsular Malaysia after a flight in from Singapore. From Mersing a bumpy ride across the seas dividing the Island from the mainland deliver you to a small village where you need to take a slow boat to the southern end of the island to a village called Mukut.Mukut is a clean, organized little village dominated by the minaret of the local mosque.


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By knipper
Mar 1, 2014
CONDITION REPORT 

Wondering if the community had any updates regarding the condition of fixed protection on Southern Tioman island (looking to climb here in April 2014 and will bring trad / aid rack, but can bring bolting equipment too) or links to any updated topo's ? - much appreciated - and i will update this thread post trip with any relevant details too!

By Tony B
From: Around Boulder, CO
Feb 28, 2008

A boat from Singapore can also be taken directly, from the WTC at the south end of the island or East coast to the Berjaya resort on Tioman.
The boat runs daily and is ~4-5 hours round trip, but is on a large pleasant catamaran up the coast, with great views. The cost and time are no greater than by going to Mersing first if you are already in Singapore.
The snorkeling on Tioman is great, with Monkey Bay being the best on the main shore, to be reached without a boat. A snorkel tour can be arranged easily and chaeply at your hotel or by walking down the beach.

By David Trippett
From: Squamish, BC
Jun 14, 2011

MORE ACTION ON THE DRAGONS HORNS:

www.alpinist.com/doc/web11s/newswire-dragons-horns-kaszlikow>>>

www.alpinist.com/doc/web09f/newswire-dragons-horns

By David Trippett
From: Squamish, BC
Nov 10, 2011

More new routes on the Horns...

way to go!

rockandice.com/news/1701-rumble-in-the-jungle-maylasian-big->>>

By brynorm
From: Singapore
Mar 12, 2012

Just to update this page, the direct ferry from Singapore to Tioman was discontinued several years ago. There used to be a number of boat types taking passengers from Mersing, the jump-off point on the Malaysian East Coast, to Tioman, but they've all been whittled down by the authorities, due to safety issues. Just 2 operators remain.

By the way, bookings can also be made online nowadays. See Tioman Ferry Tickets

Gunung Kajang is the highest point in Tioman. We were there last week, took us 6.5 hours to reach the top and 3.5 hours to come back down. It's not a steep ascent as such, but there are plenty of obstacles to keep things interesting, including solid primary rainforest, countless leaches, huge wasps, ants and hore-flies, barbed thorns, leaf-litter traps and snakes.


Scaling a 7 meter tall monolith, covered by a gnarly and slippery root lattice. Gunung Kajang, Tioman, Malaysia.
Scaling a 7 meter tall monolith, covered by a gnarly and slippery root lattice. Gunung Kajang, Tioman, Malaysia.

By knipper
Mar 13, 2014

Wondering if the community had any updates regarding the condition of fixed protection on Southern Tioman island (looking to climb here in April 2014 and will bring trad / aid rack, but can bring bolting equipment too) or links to any updated topo's ? - much appreciated - and i will update this thread post trip with any relevant details too!

Also any gear recommendations? is one 60m (or 80m) rope enough to descend?