Rock Climbing Course in Krabi - Thailand
Rock Climbing Course Krabi Tour is a full day of adventure. The morning is the same as the half day introduction. In the afternoon starts by walking along Phra-Nang beach to khoa Luk Choee Cave. This cave passes through a huge rockface to Rai Lai West beach. Once through the cave you arrive at the otherside approx 17 metres from the ground but 60 metres above the sea. This gives an awesome view of the area and beach below. The instructor then sets up the rope through the archor (safety point) the student then are show the techniques to abseil (lowering off to the ground). Continue on to some more climbing routes. Finishes around sunset time.
For those who want to be severely challenged we have over 500 routes in the area! We offer three standard courses (see below). These courses are geared for complete beginners and intermediate climbers. If you are interested in doing something else, or wish to extend a course, then we will be more then happy to accommodate you.
The courses include our guide and all equipment and insurance. The only thing you need to bring is your camera! We keep our guide to student at one guide with no more than four students ensuring high teaching standards.
For those who are not familiar with climbing here is a brief explanation of some of the terms used to describe the courses:
Top rope climbing
This is the way you will start out climbing. Your instructor will first climb to the top of the route and loop the rope through a fixed anchor. Once back on the ground you will be attached to one end of the rope which runs through the anchor at the top of the climb and back down to the instructor. A belay device is a fail-safe device which lets the instructor keep your rope tight. While you climb the instructor tightens the rope, keeping it firm so that if you slip you are safe, or if you get tired you can let go and be suspended in your harness in complete safety.
We only teach lead climbing on our three day courses. Lead climbing means that the student has to climb up with the rope clipping it into carabiners as they go. This allows the student to feel the thrill of all aspects of the sport as well as giving the confidence to be able to go out and climb with friends after the course.
Rappelling, also known as abseiling, is a means by which climbers lower themselves off the rock. Climbers put the rope through a belay device attached to their harness. They then slide down the rope using the belay device to control the speed of their descent. This not only makes for good pictures but is great fun!
We have never had an accident on one of our courses, and we'd like to keep it that way. However this doesn't mean we aren't prepared. All of our instructors are trained in first aid and emergency and we provide insurance for the duration of our courses.