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Kanchanaburi is a great destination for anyone looking to try hard on fresh and exciting routes and experience local culture. Established only in 2019, this friendly area is always expanding and welcoming new climbers looking for a unique experience.

A great spot for intermediate to advanced climbers

The grades at Kanchanaburi make it tailored mostly to intermediate and advanced climbers, though there are a few beginner-level routes. With loads of single-pitch vertical and overhanging terrain, it is a great place to hone in my technical skills. The crags also make ample use of glue-in bolts, which are ideal on the untouched limestone. In my opinion, Kanchanaburi is most similar to climbing in Clear Creek Canyon in Golden, Colorado, which hosts some of the state’s best overhanging terrain.

I recommend that those looking to climb here rent a car for ease of access between crags. It is a few-hours drive west of Bangkok, and the nearby town of Sai Yok provides many options for food and housing, and plenty of historical landmarks and cultural experiences.

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