Ton Sai Tower
The main climbing wall on Phi Phi Don is called Ton Sai Tower; not to be confused with Ton Sai Wall or Ton Sai Beach on the Phra Nang Peninsula. Two routes summit the 450 foot tower, a large wall with nearly 30 beginner, moderate routes and a few hard ones as well.
Ton Sai Tower is made up of titanium and stainless steel glue in bolts, and all are regularly maintained. The stainless bolts are much newer, and were of better quality to begin with, than most of the bolts in Railey. The correct, Red Hilti RE-500 Glue was used as well.
There have been NO failures!
The slings and anchor threads are regularly changed and can be trusted, but as always in Thailand, inspect all of the protection you are clipping!
EVERY SINGLE ANCHOR on Ton Sai Tower has at least one Titanium Bolt. The wall is popular with climbing schools, but the guides rarely work on the left side of the tower, or on anything above 5.8. Most of them are very accommodating if you really want to climb something they are using.
The tower is packed full of routes and this does take away from some of the climbs. However, the features allow the entire wall to be climbed so that is what happened. See the route descriptions to find out what routes to do and which ones to skip.
Take a left off the pier, past the hospital towards Nice Beach and Mama Beach Resorts, continue west along the beach towards the towering (aptly named) TonSai Tower (“TonSai” meaning tower). You can’t miss it.
The trail comes out where Gladiator heads up and left, and three other climbs are packed in on the right.
Elevation: 30´Lat, Long: 7.7347, 98.7657