Thailand's Crazy Horse Buttress

Photos by Gerhad Schaar — The "Crazy Horse Buttress" in Chiang Mai is northern Thailand's best developed crag, with about 150 routes. SLC climber Josh Morris is one of the main developers and runs Chiang Mai Rock Climbing Adventures. His sustainable development approach is well done in contrast to southern Thailand. A "taxi" takes you to and from the crag, where you find toilets, well maintained paths and benches with sunroofs for hanging out — a climber feels almost spoiled here. Chiang Mai is a nice alternative for travelers who want to escape the crowds and get a real view of northern Thailand culture.