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Get the Guidebook App!

 

A Guide to Rock Climbing in Northern Thailand iPhone App has finally arrived!

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Long gone are the days of having to lug a heavy book to the crag or frantically flipping through pages of an old guidebook just to find that the route you’re looking for isn’t there. Now your guidebook will update automatically when new routes or new info is compiled to ensure that you are getting the most up to date information, and it fits in the palm of your hand!

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The app includes everything you need to experience climbing in Northern Thailand and Crazy Horse Buttress including:

  • Detailed topos and route info with swipe action between each route.
  • Crag overview with detailed access, approach and crag information.
  • Comprehensive route search function that enables you to search by name, grade, and area.
  • Detailed information on Chiang Mai including food, travel and lodging.
  • Detailed step by step instructions for getting from Chiang Mai to Crazy Horse Buttress.
  • Emergency and hospital information.
  • Detailed information on the Mae On Valley including restaurants, lodging and adventures near the climbing.
  • Key beta on other climbing areas in Thailand including Krabi, Bangkok, Sikhiu and Khon Kaen.

Purchase the guidebook app and receive a copy of the printed book at a discount of 50%.  All you have to do is email your proof of purchase to info@thailandclimbing.com.  We will then issue you a coupon code that you can use in the Adventure Store to get 50% a hard copy of the book. 

As part of the launch, we will be offering a 50% discount in the app store for the first three months! Buy it now and let us know what you think!

Check out some screenshots from the app below! Future versions will include options to add other areas in Northern Thailand including Chiang Dao, Mae Sai and new areas currently under development.

 

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Thank you for your support and helping us continue to develop climbing in Northern Thailand. Your purchase climbing guide apps and books go directly to continued development of climbing in Northern Thailand.

#ClimbCrazyHorse

 

 

Interested in a hard copy of the guidebook? Check it out here!

Climbing Techniques: Using Different Types Of Climbing Holds

There are different types of climbing holds, including pockets, slopers, pinches, crimps, side pulls, gastons, and underclings to name a few. In this video, CMRCA Team Member Jon Imong demonstrates best practices for using, grabbing and holding different types of climbing holds. The tips outlined here will help you conserve energy and prevent injury while also improving your technique and helping you take your climbing to the next level.

**Climbing is inherently dangerous. This video is not a substitution for personal instruction with a professional instructor or a guide.**

Climbing Techniques: Differences Between Dynamic and Static Movement

In this video, CMRCA Team Member Jon Imong demonstrates two different climbing styles – dynamic movement and static movement. Understanding the difference between dynamic and static movement as well as knowing when to use each is critical to taking your climbing to the next level. The tips and skills covered in this video will help you develop and grow as a rock climber.

**Climbing in inherently dangerous. This video is not a substitution for personal instruction with a professional instructor or a guide.**

Climbing Tips: Opening a Brand New Sterling Rope

**Climbing is inherently dangerous. This video is not a substitution for personal instruction with a professional instructor or a guide.**

So you just purchased your first rope and you are itching to get out to the crag to test it out. The last thing you want is a rope that tangles and knots up becuase it hasn’t been opened properly. When ropes are new, it is necessary to properly uncoil the rope before using it in a climbing session to help prevent tangles and to loosen twists. In this video, CMRCA Staff Member Jon Imong demonstrates how ri uncoil a brand new Sterling Rope at home. Follow the steps taken in the video to help ensure you hit the crag ready to go.

Climbing Tips: Inspecting & Caring For a Climbing Rope

The rope is your lifeline and requires a tremendous amount of love and care. In this video, CMRCA Team Member Mario Wild demonstrates how to inspect a climbing rope to help ensure the safety and readiness of your rope before your climbing session. Learn how to inspect your rope and when to retire it in this essential skills video.

**Climbing in inherently dangerous. This video is not a substitution for personal instruction with a professional instructor or a guide.**

Climbing Gear: Choosing The Right Quickdraws For Your Climb

In this video, CMRCA Team Member Jon Imong provides overview of different types of quickdraws and offers tips on how to select the best quickdraw for your personal rack.

**Climbing in inherently dangerous. This video is not a substitution for personal instruction with a professional instructor or a guide.**

Climbing Gear: Choosing the Right Climbing Shoes

Wearing the right shoes will help you excel tremendously in climbing and make it more enjoyable at the same time. The best shoes for you may not be the most expensive or aggressive, rather the ones that fit you the best. In this video, CMRCA Team Member Jon Imong offers tips and tricks on what to keep in mind when picking a new pair of climbing shoes. Keeping your feet happy makes climbing more enjoyable and is a guaranteed way to help excel and take your climbing to the next level.

**Climbing is inherently dangerous. This video is not a substitution for personal instruction with a professional instructor or a guide.**

Climbing Gear: Different Types of Belay Devices

In this video, CMRCA Team Member Jon Imong discusses the differences, benefits, and limitations of three different types of Black Diamond Belay Devices: the ATC, ATC XP, and ATC Guide. It also discusses using the assisted braking device called the GriGri2 by made by Petzl. Understanding the different uses of different belay devices is essential in helping you build a skill set to climb safely.

**Climbing in inherently dangerous. This video is not a substitution for personal instruction with a professional instructor or a guide.**

Climbing Gear: Choosing a Climbing Harness

You may have noticed that there are many different types of harnesses to choose from. Each brand and model offers something different so how do we know we are choosing the right one? Harnesses come with different gear loop sizes, made with different material and have different adjustability. One harness may be best used for ice and alpine climbing while another is more suitable for projecting a hard sport route. In this video, CMRCA Team Member Jon Imong provides tips and tricks for choosing a harness that is most suited to your style of climbing.

**Climbing in inherently dangerous. This video is not a substitution for personal instruction with a professional instructor or a guide.**

Climbing Skills: PBUS Belay Method For Top Rope Climbing

Knowing how to belay properly and safely is one of the most essential skills in rock climbing. In this video, CMRCA guide Ooan Kongsingh demonstrates how to belay a top rope climber using the PBUS belay method. The PBUS belay method is an excellent belay technique that ensures the brake hand never leaves the rope.

**Climbing is inherently dangerous. This video is not a substitution for personal instruction with a professional instructor or a guide.**

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