Rock the Cave

At A Glance...

IncludesOne day of rock climbing instruction, One day of caving instruction, Transportation to crag, Insurance, Lunch, Water refill station
What to bringClosed-toed sport shoes and athletic clothing. Consider bringing a reusable water bottle, mosquito spray, and sun screen.
Cost8495 THB

***NOTE: Your booking date will be the first day of your two day program. The order of your activities will be determined by availability.


Adventures await you high above ground and deep below it in this spectacular 2-day experience.  Start by making your way outside of Chiang Mai to where limestone karst formations begin to rise above the bamboo forests and rice paddies.  Gear up in the care of our expert instructors, and then head deep underground for an unforgettable caving adventure.

One highlight of Rock the Cave is getting to learn the fundamental skills of big-time caving from passionate local cavers. Your tour starts with you being introduced to your equipment. Then take a high entrance into Anxiety State Crisis cave and traverse along the side of the airy main passage before rappelling 30 meters into the abyss.

Enjoy a delicious Thai lunch in the company of bats by the light of your headlamp.  Then spend a few hours exploring the massive river passageway that few have ever seen. Discover sparkling cave features, encounter bizarre creatures, and wind your way through wild tunnels of white limestone. Finish your day by ascending the rope back to the light of day with the satisfaction of having finished the first stage of a great adventure.  This adventure does requires some athletic ability.

The rock climbing portion of this adventure will take you high above the Mae On valley with spectacular views of the villages and rice fields below.  Spend the morning climbing with the most experienced guides in Thailand on some of the most unique limestone climbing Thailand has to offer.  After lunch you will head up to the top of Crazy Horse Buttress and rappel 40 meters into one of the many caves in the area.

The Rock the Cave package is the best of both worlds that CMRCA has to offer at one unbeatable price that ensures quality of experience and safety.  Join us for this action packed adventure!


Round-trip transportation from CMRCA to the caving/climbing site both days, equipment, 2 meals, caving instruction, rock climbing instruction, insurance, coupon for 20% off 1 item at the CMRCA adventure store, one day bouldering gym pass, and discount on additional courses. Please arrive at our shop between 8:00-8:15 in the morning. 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!

What to Bring:

Closed-toed sport shoes and athletic clothing (socks and change of clothing are recommended). Consider bringing a reusable water bottle, mosquito spray, and sun screen.

*Caving and climbing days are determined by availability.

*During some times of the year there is water in the cave so be prepared to get wet.

Climb and Cave ON!

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TestimonialsHear from our past adventurers

Safe, highly trained, lead climbing experience

I had two days of private guiding and instruction for lead and multi-pitch climbing. I have done it before, but not often enough to feel comfortable going on my own. My guide, Gee, was very thorough and knowledgeable about mountaineering and multi-pitch climbing. He was very safe and he executed proper technique with his anchor and rope settings. While this group costs more than the competitors group, I was able to observe Gee’s technique against the other outfits guides and Gee was much safer and practiced under the Colorado Mountain School (US) standards. On the final day, I was able to complete a 4 pitch climb to the top of Crazy Horse. It was a great two days and I recommend this to those who want to climb and to improve their skills. Thanks CMRCA and Gee!

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CMRCA is the best!

I can say that going out to Crazy Horse Was by far one of the highlights of my trip. Ooan was a spectacular guide! We felt safe the entire time. He was knowledgeable and helpful. The Caving was beautiful, challenging(in a good way), and so much fun! I would highly recommend this company and the services they provide!

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Safe, professional and fun

Completed the multi-pitch intro with CMRCA at Crazy Horse and had a great time. My instructor, Add Konsingh was excellent at explaining the techniques and giving professional tips on anchors. I learned a lot in a couple of days and had a lot of fun in the process. Crazy Horse is a great location to do a climbing course and CMRCA have great guides.

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Intro to Caving was great!

My friend and I (two Americans in our early 30s) took the Intro to Caving class, and it was great. Our group was only three travelers and two guides, Ooan and Bo. Ooan and Bo were very professional and overall very nice guys with a lot of patience. The three of us felt very safe knowing that we were in good hands with the guides and the equipment. What a cool thing to do while in Chiang Mai! The cave was amazing! There a few climbs/repels/walks at the beginning of the cave before the big drop into the main part, which was quite a ways down! (You need to save your energy for the way back up!) Once in the main part of the cave, we ate lunch and took our time exploring the different formations – our adventurous buddy from Germany took a walk with one of the guides through some water to a different part of the cave where she saw millipedes and interesting spiders. Learning and using the equipment was a lot of fun. Be prepared to get a massage afterwards!

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“fun adventure, great company”

My caving trip with CMRCA was the best thing I did in Chiang Mai! The trip was well- organized, and allows you to see some incredible sights deep in the earth. Cannot say enough about the staff; the trip is led warm, knowledgable and safety oriented instructors who are passionate about the sport. I would highly recommend this trip to anyone, especially those who concerned with spending their money with companies who are socially and environmentally responsible- as this is a far departure from your regular tourist operation. Definitely worth checking out!!

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