This is in the Dong Lan Forest, same mountain with Covert Crag. Stand tall lime stone mountain with white overhang behind the sugarcane / cassava field. You can park at the end of gravel road under a big jackfruit tree. The land owner also made a small access road to allow climbers to drive and park at the base of the wall. High clearance vehicle is recommended though.
Khon Kaen Climbing Club is developing the area and more bolts and more routes will be put on the wall.
As of Mar 2021, there are currently 12 routes ranging from 6a – 7a+.
Most of the routes are long, upto 34 meter. 70 meter rope is required.
Access by the same dirt road to ‘Covert Crag’. Once you turn left into the road heading to the mountains, instead of turn left at the next intersection, go straight to the white Access by the same dirt road to ‘Covert Crag’. Once you turn left into the road heading to the mountains, instead of turn left at the next intersection, go straight to the white wall on the right hand side of the mountain. The road condition is not always good, so may be park at the intersection and hike in. Will take like 15 min hike. Coordinate is 16°49’35.7″N 102°01’56.9″E.
Boneyard wall is located in Pha Nam Thiang temple. As you may have knowed before that Thai monks love caves and they arrived the mountains before any climbers. It’s a beuatiful limeston cliff that has both slab nd overhang. It’s a developing crag. As in Jan 2020, Khon Kaen Climbing Club managed to put up 9 routes in the range of 5b-7b (5.9-5.12b). KKCC is working hard to develop sport climing in the area. If you are an experience developer and want to give us a hand in bolting, please let us know. Bolts donation is more than welcome, too.
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Search “Wat Tham Pha Nam Thiang” in google map, and you will get there. The access to the crag is on the back of the temple, behind the kitchen, 5 min easy walk, flat. The trail is obvious and clean. Just walk to the tall mountain with a white wall behind the kitchen. There is water available at a water tower near by. Toilet is available in the temple too. The monks are well awared of climbing activities. Donation to the temple is recommended to maintain facility and good relationship with the monks.
Be careful of the monkeys. They are gangster. Watch your food. If you drive a truck, don’t leave anything in the truck. Monkeys will get to them.
Not far from Covert Crag and Shangrila wall. In Thai, Pha = cliff and Noi = little.
So it’s a nice little wall that is only 1 min walk from the parking sport, white smooth limestone, and it’s in the shade all day long.
Bolting is still in going on. The routes are about 19-20 meter height. As in Feb 2021, there are 3 routes bolted by Khon Kaen Clmbing Club (KKCC). Grade range from 5 to 7a+ (French grade)
It’s next to the planation field and a local road, so there will be local people working or riding motorcycles near by. Be restpectful and keep your noise minimum.
Thailand Mountain Sport Club (TMSC) donated 100 of SS316 bolts to KKCC to make the development possible.
It’s not far from Ban Sam Champa School. From the school, drive south till you meet Ban Sam Champa Child Development Center (Kinder garden school). Then turn right to the dirt road and you will see the wall at the curve in front of you. Parking along side of the road. We have cleared space for 2 vehicles only. Please don’t block the road as there will be agricultural truck passing by often.
Covert Crag is located in Donglan Forest Sport Climbing area, the first sport climbing area of Khon Kaen developed by Khon Kaen Climbing Club (KKCC). It is in Amper Si Chompu. About 2 hour drive from down town Khon Kaen. There are a lot of tall lime stone mountains in the area and bolting process started in 2016 and still on going. KKCC is trying to set up more routes and put more bolts in. This crag is facing north, so it is reasonable shade all day.
70 meters rope is RECOMMENDED for this crag. We bolted long routes.
From Mitraphap Rd, take Maliwan (No.12) road heading west about 94 km, turn right into 201 heading north for another 24.5 km, turn right into Afdc. Alley. At the big intersection, turn Left and drive north through the village, turn left again into a small dirt road to sugarcane field to coordinate 16°49’43.3″N 102°02’25.5″E at the mountain on your left.
Entrance to the unnamed road, it’s located just after a big Thai style house with a long brown fence (see photo), and it is 1.6 km north of Wat Wang Kon Daeng. Local people call it ‘road to the sugarcane field’ (thanon kao rai aoi).