Monday, February 28, 2011

Thailand-Phi Phi-Ton Sai Tower and Departure (Day 33)

Our last day on Phi Phi we were thinking of climbing Djamuuk Ling but needed a second rope to rap of.  We checked with Cat’s Climbing but all there ropes we could rent were out on courses so tried Spider Monkey.  Spider Monkey said they require a passport to rent a rope.  I said you must be kinding I rented a car in 2007 without leaving a passport, can we leave a deposit?  The lady at Spider Monkey was super rude they way she said no passport no rope.  Since the climbing didn’t look great and in addition to the rope issue we were going to have to handle a longtail ride to and from logistics we scraped the plan.  We instead headed back to Ton Sai Tower to do some of the routes we hadn’t done yet.  We climbed: Hanna's Gift 5.10c, Cottonbrains of Infancy 5.10b, Golden Copulation 5.10c/d, and Kiss the Serpent 5.10b
Anja high up Kiss the Serpent.
The next morning we packed up our room at the Hussin House and at about 11 am Dov’s parents showed up and we joined the three of them for lunch at our favorite Thai place on Phi Phi. Dov’s folks were really cute and had been reading the blog and excited to meet us with lots of questions about our travels.  In our small world, they are both school teachers in Santa Cruz and had been legendary climber Chris Sharma’s elementary teacher.  It would have been nice to hangout with them for a day but we were ready to head to Railay and Ton Sai Beaches.

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