At A Glance...
|Includes||Instruction, round-trip transportation from CMRCA to Crazy Horse Buttress (day 2 and 3 only), equipment, lunch, water, and insurance.|
|What to bring||Sports shoes and comfortable clothing that you can move in!|
|Cost||3995 THB per person|
|Available On||By Appointment|
(subject to change)
This course is essential for any serious climber. The key to safe climbing is risk management. Understanding the risks associated with the sport allow climbers to successfully prevent major accidents. However, accidents do happen and having the skills and knowledge in order to help an injured climber is the ultimate risk prevention technique.
Techniques and skills discussed will include escaping the belay, aiding a victim, lowering an injured climber, raising an injured climber with a pulley system, building safety and rescue anchors, rappelling with an injured victim, minimum safety rescue equipment, improvised techniques for carrying an injured victim to safety, and more if time permits.
This course can be taken as one, two or three days. Day one is spent on the CMRCA wall learning essential knots for self rescue as well as the essential skill of escaping the belay and transferring the load to the anchor.
Day two allows you to practice the belay escape on real rock as well as learn how to rappel with an injured victim, ascend the rope with minimal equipment and if time permits, raising systems.
Day three brings the course together with a mock rescue in which you complete a full rescue from the middle of a cliff. It is also possible to learn about rescuing a fallen leader if time permits.
If your goal is to increase your knowledge of safety systems and participate in rock climbing in the safest possible manner, this is the ideal course. You must be a competent lead climber and have some multi-pitch experience to take this course. The amount of material covered in this course is entirely dependent on the ability of the student to progress through the concepts.
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!
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!
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.
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!
“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!!