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Chiang Mai Rock Climbing Adventures

Chiang Mai, Thailand
About Chiang Mai Rock Climbing Adventures
Since 2002, CMRCA has provided award-winning rock climbing and caving courses in stunningly beautiful northern Thailand. With a strong focus on quality instruction, CMRCA is much more than a tour operator. CMRCA is owned and run by passionate climbers and cavers who want nothing more than to create other passionate adventurers! Safety always comes first. We use only the best, internationally-certified equipment, and our guides are held to the highest standards in Thailand.Be sure to book in advance as courses fill up quickly.
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Lampang Rock Climbing Adventure - One Day

Remove yourself from the business of Chiang Mai and get ready for an unforgettable experience packed with rock climbing, rappelling, and 12,000 year old cave paintings.

This Lampang Rock Climbing Adventure is a one day fully customizable experience! You may pick and choose daily activities to meet your needs whether you’re looking only to climb or if you want to mix things up with unique cultural experiences.

This adventure tour is designed for all abilities. Whether you have climbed before our you are a complete beginner this is perfect activity for anyone looking for an adventure and culture in Northern Thailand. Perfect for Families!

If you are an experienced climber or looking to upgrade your climbing skills, check out our climbing courses and private guiding options then send us and email to create your own itinerary.
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1 day
from $250.09

Intro to Rock Climbing

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 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.

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. This course will ensure that you are introduced to rappelling in a safe way so that you can learn the best practices and good habits that will keep you safe on future rappels.
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10 hours
from $250.09

Private Rock Climbing in Chiang Mai

Customize your climb on a full-day, private rock climbing adventure in Chiang Mai.  Work with an AMGA (American Mountain Guides Association)-certified guide to create the ideal rock itinerary for your skills and interests.  Make the transition from gym to outdoor rock by practicing lead climbing skills, or challenge yourself to take on Chiang Mai’s most iconic routes alongside Asia’s top climbers.   Crazy Horse Buttress’ 16 crags include classic overhanging Thai limestone, 200 sport routes, technical slabs and epic multi-pitch climbs, so you can choose your own perfect adventure.
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9 hours
from $176.48

Lampang Rock Climbing Adventure - Two Day

Day 1 begins at the CMRCA office where we will gear up and set off on the road to Lampang. Our first stop will be at the Thung Kwian Market where you may sample some northern Thai delicacies and pick up your lunch. From there we will head to a historical cave painting site with paintings dated as far back as 12,000 years. Follow up this historical experience by heading back to the local village to visit the farm and pick up ingredients for dinner while learning about sustainable agricultural practices. Yes, that’s right you will be cooking your own dinner with the locals at the homestay!

The next day begins your rock climbing adventure. CMRCA guides will take you to our premium climbing site and help you achieve your climbing dreams. Then before heading back to Chiang Mai, you’ll experience a Via Ferrata ascent through a small cave system and then a free hanging cave rappel with brilliant exposure and views of the forests and mountains that surround you.
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2 days
from $518.28
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Nina wrote a review Apr 2020
3 contributions1 helpful vote
My sister and I went on the one day lampang adventure and had an amazing time! Our guide, Gee was super friendly and encouraging but always made sure we felt safe on the rock too. The wee cafe where we stopped off to collect lunch was really cool too and the food was delicious. Definitely have your camera or phone at the ready - the rock itself is just incredible looking. Pick-up was really close to our hostel, pretty central and inside the old town of Chiang Mai. It was a bit of an early start but totally worth it to get as much time on the rock as possible. It was my first experience climbing outside a gym and I couldn't have asked for a better introduction!
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Date of experience: March 2020
ebr0wn2012 wrote a review Jan 2020
SeaTac, Washington8 contributions2 helpful votes
To begin, the process for booking a trip with CMRCA was extremely easy and they were fairly flexible with dates. We booked our excursion within a week of visiting Chiang Mai and we had absolutely no issues. Second, the excursion was incredible! When we told them about the levels we climbed, they matched the routes perfectly. Transportation was taken care of as part of our package, and the same goes for lunch/water. The ride was two hours, but it was beautiful and we got to stop for a bathroom break and snacks. The food we had for lunch was also delicious and filling too! Last but not least, Gee (our tour guide) was phenomenal. He was fun to be around and had an insane amount of rock climbing knowledge. In fact, when we returned to the gym, he stayed and talked to us about how we could improve and the strategy to do so. He also let us ask a million questions. Thank you CMRCA and Gee for such a great time! It was worth every penny!
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Date of experience: January 2020
Brynde K wrote a review Jan 2020
London, United Kingdom2 contributions
Excellent rock climbing. Beginner friendly and also suitable for more advanced climbers. Rigorous safety standards and friendly guides. A great way to view Chiang Mai forests from above!
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Date of experience: January 2020
Ruthjf wrote a review Jan 2020
Washington DC, District of Columbia20 contributions10 helpful votes
My family of three spent a day rock climbing in Lampang with CMRCA. They were great and I would definitely recommend them. Our guide was extremely knowledgable, supportive, fun, and did a very good job meeting the different climbing skills of the three people in our group.
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Date of experience: December 2019
Taylor C wrote a review Dec 2019
Chiang Mai, Thailand3 contributions
Great climbing and excellent instruction on our two day course. My partner learned to lead climb and we both learned anchor building and rescue techniques, which was a big level up for me even after years of lead climbing experience. Can’t say enough about the quality of these guides and instructors!
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Date of experience: December 2019