Take your thrills to greater heights with rock climbing in Malaysia. In the Peninsular, you’ll find a variety of limestone outcrops, granite boulders and monoliths, with Batu Caves and Bukit Takun being popular picks for climbers. The states of Kelantan, Pahang, Perlis and Perak are also dotted with hundreds of limestone crags. Tioman Island alone (off the coast of Pahang) offers several walls and routes for the avid climber – namely in the Nipah, Juara and Dragon Horn areas. Over in the Malaysian Borneo states of Sabah and Sarawak, sandstone mountains and alpine granite are a huge attraction. In Sarawak, the Fairy Cave in Bau has eight separate walls with over 80 climbs and a difficulty rating of 5 to 8 (Malaysia uses the French grading system). Climbers can also have a go at abseiling and bouldering. Beginners should head over to Kironggu in Sabah; a great spot for those learning the ropes (literally). Feeling a bit more confident? Then consider Berhala Island with its colossal vertical cliffs rising up to 450 feet and sloping walls. To top it off, climbers are rewarded with sweeping views of the sand and sea.

A majority of routes in Malaysia are bolted sportclimbs on limestone crags, with some trad exceptions on granite walls.


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