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powerpuff


May 10, 2007, 1:47 AM
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guide service in Railay Beach/Krabe?  (Asia: Thailand: Southern_Provinces)
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I'm doing to be on the beaches of Thailand in 2 weeks. Can anyone out there recommend a guide service to hire in Railay Beach/Krabe area? I won't be traveling with any gear, so I need a service that can rent stuff like shoes, harness, etc. in addition.

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May 10, 2007, 2:37 AM
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where are you staying specifically?

Tonsai Beach? railay east?railay west?

Each of the places has several rockclimbing schools/shops who rent gear & may have guide services.


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I am totally playing this trip by ear, so where do you recommend? Which beach is better? I appreciate any input.

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sonso45


May 13, 2007, 7:34 AM
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I stayed in tonsai recently and used Wee's climbing school for DWS. They guide and provide what you seek. Nice folks, competent. But, I heard there was some building going on the beach and it may alter the use of the beach for now. The climbs shouldn't be impacted nor the resorts at the back of the beach where you can find cheap room rates.


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I was in Krabi about a month ago.

Stayed at Tonsai, as this is where most climbers stay as a basecamp.

Didnt use any guides or gear as we have our own but I heard Wee or King climbers are the better ones.


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May 13, 2007, 10:01 AM
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Most climbers do stay at Tonsai. Walk 3 min back into the forest to save 60% on room rates. The big place (right after the "general store") usually has the cheapest rates but I can't remember the name.

Having said that, most of the easier climbing is over on Railai so depends what you're looking for. You can walk between the two in 15 mins but the trail is sketchy at night with lots of snakes, etc.

King climbers is probably your best bet but Wee is good as well.

I have also heard just recently that the entire beach at Tonsai was bought and they're putting in a big resort. Not too sure what will happen there yet...

Either way, it's really easy to show up and figure it out once you're there.


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There are like 10 different guide services. Hard to imagine that one is that much better than another, since they just take you out and string up topropes.

If you want to do the deep water soloing though, Wee's is the place. Careful with that stuff though, people say 'oh, it's no big deal, you land in water' but an Austrian guy I went with broke his ankle when he hit the rock and bounced in the water, and I hurt my back when I landed on my side in the water from 50 feet up.


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