After a shared taxi ride and a short trip on a longtail boot we arrive
in Tonsai. The small village doesn't have road access and has only
three cars which are used as taxis and for garbage collection. We move
into a small bungalow at the Banyan Tree Resort. The huts have their
own bathrooms, a large bed with moquito net, but are pretty basic. For
refreshment a cool shower has to do. And we have the chance to meet
some residents (geckos, mosquitos, spiders and cockroaches).
The cliffs are walking distance from the resort and the rock is steep,
often covered with amazing tufas. Most of the routes are equipped with
Titanium glue-in bolts. Even stainless steel bolts corrode here within
a few years due to the salty air. It takes us a week to get used to the
heat and the often smooth, polished rock.