Siung beach is a 2,5-hour drive from Yogyakarta. Upon arrival, you can immediately start climbing. There are approximately 200 different paths on these rocks, offering routes for beginning climbers but also real challenging ones for the more experienced ones. The most famous path is the ‘seahorse’. It is called ‘seahorse’ because at the top of the cliffs there are rocks that look like a seahorse. The top of the cliffs is also inhabited by long-tailed macaques. In between climbing, you can enjoy the white sandy beach and if you want you can take a dive into the ocean. The cliffs are quite high to climb, but the views from the top are worth it! An experienced guide stays by your side and makes sure your safety always comes first.
8 am: pick-up from your hotel and transfer to Siung Beach
10.30 am: rock climbing
12.30 pm: lunch
1.30 pm: rock climbing
3 pm: return to your hotel
Soft and alcoholic drinks
Everything not mentioned in the itinerary
What to bring
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There are different sizes climbing shoes available.
Minimum group size
The minimum group size for this activity is 2 people.
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We were a group of 3, 2 intermediate climbers and a beginner.
Siung Beach is a really nice place, worth visiting if you have extra time in Yogyakarta. Contrary to what the description says, swimming is not advised because of the big waves from the Indian ocean and the rocky terrain, but you can soak in the water close to the sand beach.
However, when it comes to climbing and this tour, we were quite disappointed.
To start with, our climbing guide supposedly had an accident and was at the hospital. We had to wait an hour at the place where they picked up the equipment (not sure why). The climbing guide casually showed up after 1pm in perfect health.
The beginner in our group decided not to climb. The rock is a limestone formation, very sharp and difficult for beginners. Maintenance of routes is really bad, most of the bolts are corroded and there is no anchor at the top of the routes.
The equipment provided was close to nothing. 2 helmets, 1 pair of shoes, rope and quickdraws. Luckily we brought one harness, 2 pair of shoes and belay devices or we would not have been able to climb. We had to wait another half hour for them to find one harness and could finally start climbing around 12:30 - 2 hours behind schedule.
The guide was setting up the rope for us and was literally risking his life since there is no anchor for any route (he made a makeshift anchor with 2 quickdraws) and he had to downclimb the route to clean the quickdraws. Adding the state of the bolts, "Safety first", as stated in the description, is not part of the experience.
The guides were nice, though their limited English was making conversation difficult. Both meals were from the same local restaurant at the beach. Food was good.
In light of local prices and the quality of the tour, we felt that is was extremely overpriced. Getting a day driver and getting a day guide can easily go down to a third of the price.
Pieter & Jozefien
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Wie had ooit kunnen denken dat je hier zo leuk zou kunnen klimmen? Zelf ben ik een redelijk ervaren klimmer, maar mijn vriendin niet, hoewel ze het wel eens wou proberen. Op voorhand werd ons gegarandeerd dat er verschillende parcours zijn, zowel voor de ervaren als de minder of zelfs niet ervaren klimmers, en dit bleek inderdaad te kloppen. Het volledige team is uiterst professioneel en we hebben ons op geen enkel moment onveilig gevoeld. Top!