Phranang Peninsula, Krabi 2008 – Climbing – Part I

5 days of climbing took a severe beating on our physical health. We suffered hundred of bruises, cuts, rope burns and aching muscles. Not to mention, flu, fever, cough, sore throat and food poisoning – although might not be caused by climbing.

Steve’s fingers

Ping’s fingers

Ping’s knee

My thigh – rope burn

Anna-Rina‘s siew kai bei.

The popular walls were mostly crowded. We had, from time to time, people coming up to us asking us to bugger off so that they can climb the route. But this time round, we managed to climb some routes that we climbed on the last time and also new walls. We also had to line up until sunset to wait for certain route. It was like waiting in line for a Disneyland ride. NIAMAH!!

Notwithstanding the torturous bits, it strengthened me mentally. It strengthens my belief that everything is possible with commitment, confidence and determination. Leading up a 25 metres route made me believe that we can achieve anything with such principles.

Immediately after we dropped our bags at our hotel, we had lunch and headed straight to Dum’s Kitchen to climb. Dum’s Kitchen is one of the most popular walls. It houses a 6A, 6B, 6C and a 6C+ wall.

Ping praying to God of Climber before climbing

Some of the routes were climbed so frequently until some of its handholds have turned smooth. Kena molested 9 9.

Dum’s Kitchen is also a great spot to take pictures of sunset as it faces the sea.

Around Dum’s Kitchen. Water rises in the afternoon.

To be continued..

6 thoughts on “Phranang Peninsula, Krabi 2008 – Climbing – Part I”

  1. hello. ive been following xes for awhile and just had to leave a comment saying that ping’s knee made me cringe cause it looks very painful 🙂

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