Your one-stop resource to climbing on Koh Tao
Koh Tao is a granite heaven located in the middle of the beautifully clear tropical seas of Thailand’s Gulf. The island itself is made up of volcanic rock in the form of large boulders dotting the landscape, and making up the islands topography and coastlines.
The climbing options on Koh Tao are extensive. From mountain top complexes of walls and routes with amazing panoramic views, to seaside cliffs with erosion patterns etched into the rocks where you can climb and watch fish swim amongst the corals below. You’ll also find lowland boulder fields amongst coconut plantations and huge isolated rocks deep in the jungle just waiting to be climbed.
Goodtime Thailand has been developing rock climbing on Koh Tao since 2007 and has led the way in top rope, sport leading and traditional climbing routes. Prior to the birth of Goodtime, there had previously only been some boulder areas mapped by James March (Zen Gecko), who was the first to see Koh Tao for its amazing climbing potential. Since then we have put in over 70 routes in 3 main areas – along with some new and exciting bouldering areas.
What We Offer
If you have never tried climbing before, and don't have the time to try our Rock 1 Course, then why not try the Discover Rock Climbing half day experience? This half day trip is designed to familiarize you with the basic principles of rock climbing and climbing techniques and is carried out with an experienced instructor.
From zero to hero, we can teach you the ropes! Our classes cover a full range of climbing styles from top rope to sport to trad and everything in between. Whether you are on Koh Tao for a day or two months, we have time to teach you.
Guides & Gear Rental
Already a true mountain goat and just want to get out on the rocks? We offer a guide service for existing climbers, even those who feel that their monkey skills may be a little rusty. Or download the free guidebook and hit the routes on your own.