From Gym to Rock

The perfect course for gym climbers looking to start climbing on real rock.

Do you climb regularly in your local gym but have yet to venture outdoors? Do you know a lot more about foot placement or conditioning than about knots or anchors?

We can help you make the transition from gym to rock with our From Gym to Rock course.

In the From Gym to Rock course we will introduce you to important factors for climbing outdoors as well as the differences between climbing indoors and outdoors.

Climbing safely outdoors requires an intimate understanding of the entire belay system, a strong background in knots, and an awareness of a few extra hazards, in addition to new techniques, such as finding holds, scouting a route, and figuring out where to rest.

Just because you’ve never been outdoors does not mean that you must take the Introduction to Rock Climbing course, and just because you lead climb indoors does not necessarily mean you’re ready to do technical leading outdoors.

Sign up for our From Gym to Rock course and get all the skills you need to start climbing on real rock.


  • 5,495 THB PER PERSON

* For private groups larger than 8 people please contact us for prices and availability

    Is this course for me?

    This course is designed for a beginner to intermediate climber with little to no outdoor climbing experience.

    What will I learn?
    • Crag hazard recognition and mitigation
    • Equipment for climbing outdoors
    • Essential knots and hitches for outdoor climbing
    • PBUS belay
    • Bolt evaluation
    • Basic anchor systems
    • Route finding (the holds are not all the same color anymore!)
    • Rappelling/Abseiling
    What's included?

    AMGA/WMA Certified Guide, climbing equipment, insurance for climbing, lunch, transportation to and from the activity site and the CMRCA office.

    Hotel Pick up and drop off service available at checkout.

    What should I bring?

    Athletic Clothing, Closed Toed Shoes and Socks, Refillable Water Bottle, Sunscreen, Bug Spray, Camera, Snacks


    07.00 – 07.30: Arrive at CMRCA
    07.30 – 10.00: Transport to Lampang
    10.00 – 12.00: Rock Climbing
    12.00 – 13.00: Local Thai Lunch
    13.00 – 15.00: Rock Climbing 15.00 – 17.30: Return to CMRCA

Safe, highly trained, lead climbing experience

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.

CMRCA is the best!

I can say that going out to Crazy Horse Was by far one of the highlights of my trip.

Safe, professional and fun

Crazy Horse is a great location to do a climbing course and CMRCA have great guides.

Intro to Caving was great!

What a cool thing to do while in Chiang Mai! The cave was amazing!

“fun adventure, great company”

My caving trip with CMRCA was the best thing I did in Chiang Mai!

Intro to Cave Climb

The leaders are very knowledgeable about the area. Safety was a priority. Highly recommend this outfit.

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