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The Defile

  • Grade context: FR
  • Approach time: 45 min
  • Photos: 2
  • Ascents: 219

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Description

Shady location in a canyon left of Phra-Nang beach. Amazing views over the beach.

Approach

Walk to Phra-Nang beach and continue left along the beach at low tide. Scramble up some boulders to enter the canyon. The 'Defile Wall' is to your right. To reach the 'Defile Exit', continue through the canyon. Climb up into a big cave on your left to find the belay ledge.

Routes

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Routes on the right wall as you enter the defile.

Old rusty expansion bolts. Do not climb!

Set by Todd Skinner & mike tupper, 1993

Starts left below the big boulder, just left of 'Krabi! Krabi!'. Titanium bolts.

Set by Sam Lightner & Ted Young, 1993

Starts just left below the big boulder. Titanium bolts.

Set by Pep Masip, 1995

1 6a+ 15m
2 7a 15m
3 7b 10m

Shares the start with 'Mai Pen Rai', then traverses left, crossing 'Krabi! Krabi!' and passing the anchor of 'Thank You, Sophie'. Old expansion bolts. Do not climb!

Set by Francois Burnier & Dominique Potard, 1990

Starts right off the boulder. Crux is right at the start. Careful, a lead fall can be dangerous. The upper half is an easy cruise towards an amazing view over Phra-Nang beach. All titanium bolts.

Set by Francois Burnier & Dominique Potard, 1990

Old route? Not listed in the guidebooks.

A little bit further down the defile, starting from a belay ledge behind a big cave.

Titanium bolts.

Set by Ilja Bangma & Joost Blom, 2000

4 titanium bolts, 1 sling.

Set by Frank Dicker & Volker Schoeffl, 1990

Set by Ilja Bangma & Joost Blom, 2000

All titanium bolts.

Set by Sash Nukada & Robbie Williams, 1995

Right of 'Monkey Gone to Heaven', sharing anchors. No bolts, toprope.

Set by Rob Cooke, 1996

Rebolted with titanium, but bad bolt placement. Crux unprotected!

Set by Francois Burnier & Dominique Potard, 1990

All titanium bolts.

Set by Francois Burnier & Dominique Potard, 1990

Climb 'Kum Jai', but then go left to the anchors of 'Khao Pat Gai'.

Set by Francois Burnier, Dominique Potard, Dominique & Dominiqu Potard, 1990

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