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Rock Climbing in Lopburi, Thailand

Lopburi | Thailand
Trip Highlights

Top three reasons to rock climb in Lopburi

  • Trip Highlight

    Over 60 amazing routes just 2 hours away from Bangkok

  • Trip Highlight

    Explore the fascinating culture and enjoy the stunning views

  • Trip Highlight

    Climb a limestone peak towering at 600 feet high — the famous Kao Jin Lae

One thing you can count on when visiting Lopburi is incredible views and world class rock climbing! Lopburi is one of the top climbing areas in Central and Northeast Thailand, offering amazing climbing at different grades that will surprise and challenge you. The main feature is the over 600 feet high Kao Jin Lae — the ideal location for multi-pitch climbing. Once you summit Kao Jin Lae, you can enjoy the jaw-dropping views over Lopburi town and surrounding sunflower fields. Lopburi also has a rich history rooted in its Khmer past, boasting some of the most stunning Khmer-style ruins in Thailand waiting for you to explore when you’re not rock climbing. Visit Lopburi and see why Thailand is considered a hidden gem for rock climbing! Find out more about the best climbing spots in Thailand and see why Kao Jin Lae should be on your bucket list from Surachet “Add” Kongsingh, Thailand local and Southeast Asia’s first AMGA Rock Guide.

Season

November through June

Nearest city

Bangkok is just over 2 hours away

Duration

1-3 days

Skill level

Beginner to advanced

Itineraries

Choose how you spend your day

Into to Outdoor Climbing With A Private Guide

Full-Day

Step into the great outdoors and experience rock climbing on the famous Artist Bluff in Franconia Notch! On this half-day of rock climbing you can either learn fundamental climbing techniques or take your skills to the next level with a little help from your local expert guide! Just minutes from Lincoln, NH, this popular venue is home to a number of rock climbs suitable for anyone from total beginners to advanced climbers.

Learn to Lead With A Private Guide

Full-Day

Learning how to lead is a milestone for every rock climber! Let your professional guide show you all the tools, anchors, and moves required for safe leading. This one-day course will give you the perfect foundation to begin leading more advanced routes. Learn how to climb without the safety of a top rope under the watchful eye of your experienced guide.

Here’s what you’ll learn:

    • Climbing safety and risk management
    • Climbing technical system
    • Belaying a leader
    • Lead climbing with safety
    • Climber command
    • Leave No Trace Ethics in crag environment

Prerequisites:
Climber must be in a good overall physical shape
Climber must have intermediate rock climbing experience

2-Day Multi-Pitch Skills Course With A Private Guide

Full-Day

This private 2-day course will give you the best foundation climbing longer routes. Learn the skills and techniques required for multi-pitch climbing and practice on the longest multi–pitch wall in Thailand — the beautiful Kao Jin Lae tower! Once you master these skills, you can face bigger and more challenging crags and climbing objectives!

Here’s what you’ll learn:

    • Climbing safety and risk management
    • Climbing technical system
    • Rope management
    • Belaying from the top
    • Climber command
    • Leave No Trace ethics in crag environment

Prerequisites:
Climber will need a good overall physical shape to sustain a multi-pitch climb
Basic rock climbing experience including belaying, repealing, and top rope climbing.

3-Day Customized Lopburi Rock Climbing Adventure

Full-Day

This 3-day adventure will be tailored according to your abilities and objectives. Your guide will suggest the best places for you to climb, while you choose what you want to do during the three days. Learn to lead, multi-pitch climb, or just enjoy the Thailand beauty and crags. Warm up and advance your skills on the first day, and try out your new techniques over the next two days! Lopburi is a hidden gem with a variety of climbs, ranging from sport climbing to trad climbing, single pitch to multi pitch climbs, and with all grades to challenge everyone. Choose how you spend your time and make memories for a lifetime!

Prerequisites:
Overall good physical shape is required
No previous rock climbing experience needed

Things to know

Things to know

Covid measures in Lopburi, Thailand

57hours is committed to providing safe outdoor adventure experiences. We require all guides using our platform to have a COVID-19 safety plan and to make the details of that plan accessible to travelers. In most cases, group sizes will be reduced, guides will avoid overcrowded locations, and other safety measures will be met depending on the location and activity.

We also expect clients to respect local regulations and take measures to protect themselves, guides and the communities they’re travelling to. For more information on COVID-19 measures in Lopburi, Thailand, please refer to the Tourism Authority of Thailand webpage.

Please contact us if you have any questions or require further information. We are happy to provide you with the most up-to-date information!

What’s included?

What you get in this adventure:

    • Experienced rock-climbing guide with extensive knowledge of the area
    • Half or full day of rock climbing in Franconia Notch
    • All technical climbing gear
    • Transportation from your hotel in Lopburi to the crag
    • Sport Drink
    • First Aid kit

What’s not included:

    • Transportation
    • Food and snacks
    • Accommodation

How fit do I need to be?

If you can climb a ladder, you’re good to go. Being in good shape is always a plus but far from necessary. Rock climbing is all about using good movement technique rather than muscling up a cliff using brute strength. To ensure you have a fun retreat, your guide will choose routes that best suit your skill and fitness level.

What if I’ve never climbed before?

Lopburi has plenty of options for beginner climbers. Whether you’ve never climbed before or are transitioning from the gym to outdoor climbing, your guide will customize the day to suit your skill level and objectives. With a guide by your side, you’ll learn something new, stay safe on the rocks, and most importantly, have fun!

For intermediate to advanced climbers, Lopburi has loads of routes to spend the day on. Your guide will discuss your objectives and customize the day to your goals. Let your guide plan the day so you can focus on developing your skills while climbing the classic routes or best hidden gems the area has to offer.

What about required equipment?

All technical climbing equipment will be provided by your guiding service. However, if you have your own gear, feel free to bring it. You’ll need:

    • Helmet
    • Ropes
    • Climbing hardware (quickdraws, cam devices, stoppers, etc.)
    • Belay device
    • Chalk bag
    • Harness with a locking carabiner
    • Rock shoes

Here’s a list of the equipment we suggest you bring:

    • Day pack large enough to carry all the items listed (around a 40L bag)
    • Water bottle
    • Toiletries (sunscreen, toilet paper, etc.)
    • Mosquito repellent
    • Sunglasses
    • Camera — optional

Dress comfortably and for the weather in clothes you can move in. We suggest bringing clothing appropriate for the season. Layers are best and don’t wear jeans.

Group sizes and age requirements

Group sizes and prices:

    • For the private full-day adventures, the max client to guide ratio is 4:1 and cost is per person.
    • For the private multi-pitch adventure, the max client to guide ratio is 2:1 and cost is per person.
    • For the private 3-day Thailand adventure, the max client to guide ratio is 2:1 and cost is per person.
    • Costs per person decrease as the group grows, making it a perfect opportunity to go climbing with your friends and family.

If you are traveling with a bigger group, let us know and we will make arrangements.

Min. age requirements:

    • If you are older than 18, you’re good to go.
    • Minors younger than 18 may be permitted to climb on a case-by-case basis, but must be in the presence of a parent or legal guardian.

If your group has climbers under the age of 18, contact us prior to booking to make arrangements.

Getting there and meeting location

To get to Lopburi, most people fly to New Bangkok International Airport (BKK – Suvarnabhumi) which is just over two hours away. You can rent a car or use one of the local shuttle companies to get to Lopburi.

The exact climbing spot will be discussed after the booking. Guides determine exact locations after considering the skill level of the group and factors such as crag traffic and weather.

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