Rock climbing in Chiang Mai Gallery


Introduction to Rock Climbing

Chiang Mai : An introduction to Top Rope Climbing and Rappelling specifically designed to give novices a fun day 'on the rocks'. In the morning learn basic climbing techniques. These will parallel the introduction to Top Rope Climbing to take place after you enjoy lunch. After lunch hike up to the top of the climbing area and learn the basics of setting up a rappel system. The rappelling activity is 100% safe and fully supported by qualified instructors. Finish the day with an exhilarating 50 meter rappel into the mouth of a monstrous cave.

Activities by : Chiang Mai Rock Climbing Adventures Co.,Ltd.

Activity Information :

"I’d like to take a course, but I’ve never tried climbing before!” At CMRCA, we hear this a lot. The good news is, we have just the course for you! Our introduction to Rock Climbing course is designed to be a fun day out on the rock where you will be introduced to the basics of rock climbing and rappelling (abseiling).

The morning portion of the course will be spent introducing you to the basics of top-rope climbing. Top-rope climbing (or top-roping) is the easiest, simplest, and safest way to climb. During this course, we won’t just take you climbing: we will introduce you to the mechanics of the top-rope system, teach you how to belay, and help you develop the fundamentals you need to be a responsible and knowledgeable climber. You’ll get lots of time climbing, and our instructors will coach you on technique and help you have a successful and fun day on the rock!

In the afternoon, you will get a chance to learn the basics of rappelling (abseiling). Applying your new skills of top-roping and belaying, you will help build a rappel and then step out over the edge and lower yourself to the ground. Finish the day with an exhilarating rappel into the mouth of a massive cave. Rappelling is a distinct activity from climbing, and this course will ensure that you are introduced to rappelling in a safe way so that you can learn best practices and good habits that will keep you safe on future rappels. Plus, rappelling is a lot of fun, and there is no better place to rappel than in beautiful northern Thailand!

Duration :

  • Running Schedule: Daily trips
  • Duration: Full day Trip  
  • Type: Joint Trip
  • Departure Point: Pick up 8.00 am. Finish 5.00 pm.

Itinerary :

9.0 hours total

08:00 a.m.

Arrive CMRCA and receive equipment

08:30 a.m.

Transport to Crazy Horse Buttress

09:45 a.m.

Morning Climbing Session

12:30 p.m.


01:30 p.m.

Afternoon Rappelling Session

05:00 p.m.

Return to CMRCA

Included :

  • Instruction, transportation from CMRCA to climbing site
  • equipment
  • lunch, water
  •  insurance
  • coupon for 20% off 1 item at the CMRCA adventure store
  • one day bouldering gym pass, and discount on additional courses.
  • Multi-day courses do not include lodging or other meals (unless explicitly stated)
  • Please arrive at our shop between 8:00-8:15 in the morning.
  • All courses will return to the shop around 17:00-17:30.
  • Pick-up/drop-off requests can be made during the booking process.
  • Additional charges will apply.
  • We strongly encourage all clients to find their own way to our shop.
  • Give us a call - we can help! Pick-Up/Drop-Off Service (within 5 km of Chiang Mai Old City) Extra Charge / Pick up / Per Participant : THB 500.00


Remark : Terms and Conditions: Participation in this or any CMRCA Co Ltd’s program is subject to the acceptance and signing of CMRCA Co. Ltd’s participant agreement, release and assumption of risk. Payment to CMRCA is due at the time of booking to make a reservation. Online payments are processed through Paypal. You do not need to have a Paypal account to pay with a credit card. Due to issues in the past, we do not make reservations by web or email with the option to pay cash upon arrival. If you would like to pay cash, please come visit our Adventure Store to make a booking. Cancellation Policy: Courses may be cancelled 3 days prior to the tour date for a full refund. Courses cancelled within 3 days of the tour date will be charged a for a fee of 500 THB per person until 24 hours before the course. Cancellations made within 24 hours of the course will not be refunded. A no show will be charged the full amount. If the client is sick, the course can be rescheduled one time for a 500 THB rescheduling fee. CMRCA does not guarantee that the date desired by the client will be available. If the client is not available for the rescheduled time, the cancellation fee of THB 500 will be charged. If the client is unable to participate due to alcohol or drugs, no refund will be given. Rain/Severe Weather Policy: In case of severe weather, CMRCA will reschedule for the next available day. If the client is not available, a full refund will be given. If the weather is uncertain, CMRCA will allow the client the opportunity to decide if they would like to go or wait for another day. If they choose to go and the course is rained out, no refund will be given. CMRCA guides will make every effort to find climbing areas where rain is not an issue. When possible CMRCA will provide other services in lieu of the course such as visits to the San Kamphaeng Hot Springs or Muang On Cave if a rain-out occurs.

About Activities Host :

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