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KKBF2019-Sold Out

Having a limited number of carshpads available and manpower and because we want to make sure you have a pleasant time climbing with us, the number of participants to the KKBF 2019 is limited to 100 participants. SORRY WE ARE SOLD OUT Please come back […]

Alex Johnson climbed in Thailand

Alex Johnson climbed in Thailand

Follow Alex Johnson and Kati Hetrick as they experience the amazing Limestone Caves, Deep Water Soloing, Sandstone Bouldering, Multi-Pitch Climbing, Crazy Night Life and More! Bouldering in Khon Kaen Starts at 9:26. Big thanks to Alex, Kati and Bear Cam Media for your efforts.

About Us


Khon Kaen Climbing Club (KKCC) — We are a climbing community, not a company.

We formed our group aiming to enlarge the climbing community in Khon Kaen. We all work voluntarily and non-profit, including exploring cimbing area, cutting trails, developing boulder problems, bolting sport routes, developing map and topo, hosting the bouldering festival, contacting government and authorities about climbing access, teach youth to climb, and facilitating all climbing activities in Khon Kaen.


Gavriel Jecan

Gavriel is a founder of climbing development in Khon Kaen, starting about 7 years ago. He is a strong boulderer and also a professional photographer.

Matthew Foley

Matt is KKCC co-founder and he plays major role in development of sport climbing area in Dong Lan Forest, Si Chompu.

Panitan (Wan) J.

Wan is a club manager. She organizes all events and festivals, manages website, facebook page, equipment rental, marketing, government contact, and all other administration work.

Apisit (Bon) R.

Climber and photographer. He develops this website.

Meta L.

Climber. He is known as the fastest crag cleaning among us 😀

Srirat (Opor) S.

Opor helps Wan in club administration.

Warangkana (May)

Climber and our graphic designer. She contributes to our marketing materials and t-shit design.


Climber and ER doctor. She makes sure everyone climbs safe in our big event.

Pierre Echaubard

Pierre used to live in Khon Kaen. Sadly, he moved to Krabi but he still visit us and help us develop Zoolander bouldering area.

Joey V.

USA representative

Mark Brown

UK representative

Fredrik Sundman

Europe representative

Nuttapong (Sun)

Sun is a student at Khon Kaen University. He is our climbing apprentice.

Paweena (Noonie)

Zoolander Bouldering Area

Zoolander Bouldering Area

Khon Kaen Climbing Club (KKCC) has climbed at Nam Phong National Park since 2011. Sadly, Nam Phong area was closed down in 2017 due to access problems with the national park. So we have moved the venue to a new area call Zoolander located in […]

Zoolander Trail Day 2

Volunteer and learn how to climb with Khon Kaen climbing club Zoolander Trail Day Part 2. We, Khon Kaen Climbing Club know that climbing is mostly a sport for foreigners, not Thai. There are many local Khon Kaen people that want to try climbing but […]

KKBF 2018

It’s time for the 2nd International Khon Kaen Bouldering Festival (KKBF), introducing a new bouldering area that we hope soon will become an international bouldering destination. Presented by Mad Rock and organized by Khon Kaen Climbing Club, this year’s contest is sure to be not only fun but also challenging! Climbers will compete for  merchandise graciously donated by this year’s sponsors Mad Rock, Black Diamond, Clean Kanteen, Sterling, Friction Labs, Runivore, Giddy, and Climb Central.

The festival takes place in Khon Kaen city, North Eastern Thailand.

19 -21 Jan 2018

This year we made change to our competition categories,

  1. Adult Semi-Pro  (male/female)
  2. Adult Recreational  (male/female)
  3.  Youth 12-15 yo (male/female)

Adult Participant: 990.00 THB adult

Youth: 450.00 THB

Spectator: 450.00 THB



19 Jan 2018 :

4:00 PM Start registration at

KK Centrum Hotel

โรงแรม ขอนแก่นเซ็นทรุ่ม

33/17-18 Soi Supateera, Srichan Rd., Muang Khon Kaen, KHON KAEN 40000 THAILAND

Tel: 081-574-0507


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Payment for the festival will be required in THB or USD. Payment information will be sent to your email once you registered.


Please let us know if you are planning to arrive late, we need to know that you are still planning to participate.

6:00 PM Opening of the festival. Introduction of Khon Kaen Climbing Club, sponsors, rules of competition, and Hin Chang Si, Nam Phong bouldering area.

7:30 PM Break for  Dinner, climbers can go out and choose from one of the many neighborhood restaurants to eat at.


20 Jan 2018 

7:30 AM Meet at KK Centrum hotel for our departure to the boulders. Transportation is included in the registration fee.

Next meeting spot will be at the Lower Meadow section parking lot,Hin Chang Si, Nam Phong bouldering area.

8:45 AM  Our local climbers will guide you through the boulder field for an orientation and explanation or the area.

9:30 AM  Climbing starts.

12:00 PM Group lunch.  Eat together at meeting point.  Lunch box is included in the registration fee and you can specify if you have any restriction diet in the registration. Then back on the boulders.

4:00 PM Collect the problems list and we will depart for Khon Kaen City.

5:30 PM participants can clean up and rest

6:00 PM the competition winners are decided and the after-climb cerebration starts.

7:30 PM Dinner. This year we are working hard to include dinner in the package. Will keep you posted.

9:00 PM Socializing and Drinks. We will provide water. Alcoholic beverage will be available for sell at the event.


21 Jan 212018 

7:30 AM  Meet at KK Centrum Hotel and depart for Hin Chang Si, Nam Phong bouldering area. Sunday is for having fun climbing, cleaning the area, and starting new projects. We will spend our time in the Meadow, East and West Eucalyptus sections.


I know some of you will have to take off Sunday, so let us know what time you need to be back in Khon Kaen and we will try to make proper arrangements. Climbers that plan to stay till Monday or later will depart the boulders around 4:00 PM.

If you have any additional questions please do not hesitate to send us and email:,, or facebook: khonkaenclimbingclub.

We look forward to meeting and climbing with you!

Accommodation:  –

KK Centrum Hotel

33/17-18 Soi Supateera, Srichan Rd., Muang Khon Kaen, KHON KAEN 40000 THAILAND

Tel: 081-574-0507

Transportation and logistic: Transportation is included in the registration fee. The vehicles will depart in the morning from KK Centrum Hotel. Please be there on time, the busses can not wait for those who are late.

KKBF 2020

Join us for KKBF2020 during 18-19 Jan 2020. Having a limited number of carshpads available and manpower and because we want to make sure you have a pleasant time climbing with us,the number of participants to the KKBF 2019 is limited to 100 climbing participants […]


Khon Kaen Climbing Club


Siam Commercial Bank (SCB)
ACC# : 551-441074-7
Name : Panitan Jutaporn

Yes, we are bolting a soon-to-be awesome climbing area in Khon Kaen.
Yes, it’s the first sport climbing in the northeast of Thailand.
Yes, it costs 3500-5500 THB/ route.
Yes, now we have 8 routes on the wall (Jun 2017).
Yes, we are using our own money for bolting.
Yes, we are broke! LOL

You can help us by donating to out bolt fund or just come climbing with us and use our rental gears.
Every bath from the bolt fund will be used to develop the climbing area in Khon Kaen.

ทางชมรมกำลังดำเนินการเจาะหน้าผาเพื่อพัฒนาให้เป็นแหล่งกีฬาปีนผาแบบ sport เป็นแห่งแรกของภาคอีสานอยู่นะคะ โดยก็มีงบในการติดตั้งอยู่ที่ประมาณ 3500-5500 บาทต่อรูท แล้วตอนนี้ก็มีอยู่ 8 รูทแล้วค่ะ ซึ่งชมรมก็ควักกระเป๋าตัวเองจ่ายทั้งหมดค่ะ… ตอนนี้เราก็จนแล้วค่ะ 555

คุณสามารถมามีส่วนร่วมช่วยเราพัฒนาพื้นที่ปีนผาในขอนแก่นได้นะคะ โดยการบริจาคเงินเข้า Bolt Fund ของ Khon Kaen Climbing Club ตามรายละเอียดในรูปเลยค่ะ หรือมาร่วมปีนผากับเราแล้วเช่าอุปกรณ์ก็ได้ค่ะ ทุกบาททุกสตางค์ที่ได้ จะนำไปใช้เพื่อพัฒนาพื้นที่ปีนผาในจังหวัดขอนแก่นค่ะ

ใครมีเพื่อนๆ ก็ช่วยกันแชร์ก็จะขอบคุณมากค่ะ ^^


English ไทย English FAQ. English a Is there any climbing in Khon Kaen?   Yes, there are! There are two main types of climbing that can be performed in Khon Kaen: bouldering and climbing with rope (sport/top rope climbing). 1. For bouldering, we climb on boulder […]