Rock Climbing at Crazy Horse Buttress

All CMRCA curriculums are custom-build to suit the needs of our clients.

Most programs include elements of outdoor adventure, leadership, and intercultural experience. We are excited to work together with your school or organization to craft a program that aligns with your group's academic and personal goals.

Crazy Horse Buttress is a world class international rock climbing destination located just 45 minutes from downtown Chiang Mai. With more than 150 routes, 35 caves and a lush bamboo forest, it is one of the most exciting destinations in all of Northern Thailand. CMRCA prides itself on providing safe, exhilarating and fun rock climbing adventure experiences. Crazy Horse Buttress is the ideal place for new climbers to develop a love and passion for the outdoors.

Rock climbing is the core activity for many of our programs because it lends itself so well to your goals for your group of young people. As they learn to climb, students overcome fears, reassure each other, build confidence and trust, and have fun. With the help of our experienced facilitators, this translates into personal growth for the students and success for your program. While engaging in an exciting activity in a safe environment, students naturally cultivate an awareness of their own limits and how they can work to expand them.

While at Crazy Horse, students have the opportunity to experience rock climbing on majestic limestone cliffs streaked in orange, yellow and black. Rock climbing routes vary from 15 meters to 30 meters in height. Participants climb, belay and backup belay each other as they develop valuable skills in trust and responsibility as well as personal motivation and achievement. Participants are given the opportunity to push their individual limits while building a network of trust and support from within their group.

Rock climbing provides students with an opportunity to climb to new heights. Our experienced instructors facilitate an incredible rock climbing learning experience where students will climb, belay and backup belay. Students develop trust among the group and cheer each other throughout the activity.

Every CMRCA program begins with the question, “What kind of day will you create?” Students are challenged to create and take ownership of their own experience through the adventure elements facilitated by CMRCA.

TestimonialsHear from our past adventurers

The learning is often life-changing

For the last five years Yew Chung International School of Shanghai (YCIS) has been bringing our Year 12 students to work with Chiang Mai Rock Climbing Adventure (CMRCA) and the service they provide is truly exceptional!!! I have worked with loads of organisations through my role as the CAS Coordinator and Field Trip Coordinator and CMRCA is the best in so many areas including:

Equipments and Facilities – All aspects including climbing gear, transport, lunch, merchandise and of course the Crazy Horse Buttress are superb. 

Safety and Care – All guides are well trained and extremely diligent when it comes to the safety of the students. Guides are extremely observant, kind, considerate and caring and address both the physical and emotional needs of the students.

Education – The learning that occurs within the students that participate (and ALL my students participate) is massive and often life-changing. Students learn a great deal about rock-climbing, caving and abseiling, about the geography and geology, about Thai culture, about team-work, about their individual strengths and weaknesses, about goal-setting, about supporting others, about trust and about overcoming fears. The learning is enormous and as a teacher – this is what I am primarily looking for in during a school outing.

Fun – The guides are outstanding and know how to make each person enjoy the experience, have a laugh, smile and claim some form of personal victory.

Guides and Leaders – The CMRCA crew are second to none!

I strongly recommend taking students through the CMRCA programme and believe whole-heartedly that the students, their parents and the teachers will not be disappointed but rather they will be blown away!

CMRCA is the best!

Second to None

The Visiting Schools Program, (VSP) part of the Traidhos Three-Generation Community for Learning (PTIS) has been successfully providing experiential education student trips to northern Thailand for ten years, and we are very proud to have worked with Chiang Mai Rock Climbing Adventures for seven of those years.

Our VSP groups come from all over the world to participate in a wide range of activities, all of which engage students to challenge themselves, broaden their perspectives, and promote personal growth.

Over the last seven years, many hundreds of students of all ages have visited Chiang Mai Rock Climbing Adventures (CMRCA) as part of their program with VSP, and without fail, CMRCA continuously provides premier climbing and caving experiences for our school groups.

When working with CMRCA, we are constantly assured by the superb delivery of the very high standards and thoroughness used throughout their program. The safety considerations and equipment, partnered with the excellent climbing training and student support are second to none. The passion and commitment of Josh Morris and all of the CMRCA staff shines through to inspire confidence in our student participants to face the demands of climbing and overcome them.

CMRCA creates a unique learning environment encouraging personal growth and exposure to challenge through the adventure of climbing and caving, but the experience and knowledge gained goes far beyond the rock face as students also learn the values of trust, support and working as a team.

A day climbing with CMRCA is very often one of the highlights of our student’s trip to Thailand, and we fully recommend without hesitation the skills and service that CMRCA offers, and thoroughly commend the personal learning and sense of achievement that each student takes from this memorable experience.

A Safe And Supportive Environment

The American Community School of Abu Dhabi took a trip to Chiang Mai with 85 8th grade students and their chaperones. We spent two unforgettable days with CMRCA caving and rock climbing.

The staff were professional and knowledgeable while they guided our students through the caving and rock climbing activities. The students were encouraged to explore their physical and mental limits in a safe and supportive environment.

Without exaggeration, our time with CMRCA was the highlight of our trip for the vast majority of the students on the trip. We will be back next year!