Rock Climb at Bukit Keteri

Rate this Adventure 0.2 miles  - Out-and-Back Trail

Added by Trevor Cox

Over 50 Quality Bolted Sport Routes cover these rocks seemingly placed in the middle of nowhere in Northern Malaysia. This incredible limestone crag features everything from slabby 5.6 (4) to overhanging 5.14a (8b+). Beautiful scenic views of rice paddies and endless exploration are sure to be had at Bukit Keteri. 

Drive through a large parking lot to access a dirt road leading right up to the mountains. Walk toward the mountains, and you're faced with two trails, one heading left and one heading right.

Take the trail on your right to head to the "slab" area of Bukit Keteri climbing. This side features 15+ excellently protected sport routes for the beginner and expert alike. 

If you opt for the trail on the left, you'll bushwack your way up into the first part of the cave system. There are many bolted sport routes in this first area, and continuing through the cave system will lead you to even more. These routes are increasing in difficulty, as they are mostly overhanging and not necessarily for the beginner climber. 

Regardless of where you choose to go, Bukit Keteri is an area that has been discovered by few, and it is a worthy destination to visit if you are in Thailand or Malaysia. 

We practice Pack it Out in the states and that isn't necessarily something observed in South East Asia, but we can make our efforts to help the earth be a better place by picking up a few pieces of trash that we see and taking it out. Bring a trash bag with you and help preserve the crag for the future of Malaysia's climbers. 

Read More

Tags

Rock Climbing
Chillin
Photography
Hiking
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Groups
Scenic
Wildflowers
Wildlife

Reviews

Have you done this adventure? Be the first to leave a review!

Nearby Adventures

  • Hike up Bukit Bendera

    I'll start off with the disclaimer that you can reach the summit via a funicular (Malaysian railway); however, it is rather expensive and the hike offers a unique excursion through the jungle and great views along the way. To reach the start of th...

    2.5 miles 2624.7 ft gain

  • Visit the Kek Lok Si Temple

    Kek Lok Si is about a 3 kilometer (1.9 mi) walk from the Penang Hill Station, but I recommend calling an Uber, or renting a scooter. Start down below directly off the road in a vendor-lined hallway and hike up to the top, or get dropped off in a l...

  • Snorkel in Ko Lanta

    Go snorkeling or scuba diving in Ko Lanta, an island notable for its beauty! There are lots of companies in the area, especially along the main road, that offer daily snorkeling trips in the morning and afternoon. You will take a small boat out to...

  • Meditate at the International Center for Buddhist Meditation Ko Lanta

    A serene center for meditation nestled within the jungle off the main road that circles around Ko Lanta. The International Center for Buddhist Meditation Ko Lanta is open daily meditation at 11:30am and 7pm, including individual sitting meditation...