Unleash your inner Spider-man! Work out and improve fitness at SAFRA, Climb Asia, Onsight Climbing and other gyms that rock.
Working out doesn’t have to be a chore! Get off your treadmill and experience the thrill of rock climbing while building your upper-body strength and stamina. If you’re feeling adventurous (or want to pretend you’re a member of the SWAT team), jump right into the more advanced classes and learn how to abseil or lead climb. Newcomers who might be a little intimidated by the dizzying heights can also join a quick trial class to ease themselves into the sport. So no excuses; strap into a harness and get fit the fun way with these best rock climbing gyms in Singapore.
Gorilla Climbing Gym
Go ape — or rather gorilla — at this new addition in the East. Living up to its name, this full-facility indoor climbing gym will have you swinging from one wall to another (on a harness of course — safety first!). First-timers can get a taste of climbing with Singapore’s top pros every Monday evening. Conveniently located next to the massive Decathlon flagship store, you can also shop your fitness gear and jump right into breaking a sweat next!
Gorilla Climbing Gym, #01-02, Viva Business Park, 750B Chai Chee Road, Singapore 469002, p. 6243 0386
Let ‘em Play
Not your typical rock climbing gym, Let ‘em Play spices things up by introducing the latest Augmented Reality (AR) Technology all the way from Finland. The digital wall uses projected graphics and proprietary experience body tracking to create a plethora of interactive and competitive games to enhance your climbing experience. It’s great for climbers of any skill level and age — bring the whole fam down for a friendly game of ‘rock climbing pinball’?
Let ‘em Play, #01-100, 18 Boon Lay Way, Singapore 609966, p. 6266 6125
Oyeyo Boulder Home
This cosy lil’ boulder gym is fab for families and friends who prefer monkeying around after work. Decked with 38 fun routes and obstacles, it’s the perfect after-work and weekend hangout to keep you occupied with bouldering ‘problems’
Oyeyo Boulder Home, 148 Mackenzie Road, Singapore 228724
New kid on the rock-climbing scene, this spankin’ new boulder gym located within the CBD is super convenient for us climbing enthusiasts who’ve gotta break out of the office. Expect user-friendly facilities that are well suited for anyone from beginners to pros, including walls no higher than four metres with over 30 metres in length. Challenge yourself and overcome new obstacles every two weeks where a section of the wall will be refreshed. New to the sport? Sign up for a Basics of Bouldering class and activate your inner Spidey mode.
Boulder Movement, #B1-03, OUE Downtown Gallery, 6A Shenton Way, Singapore 068815
Regular climbers will love this gym’s routes that promise fresh challenges on their eight-metre multi-angled walls. Their team of trained professionals also hold climbing certification courses for climbers aged 13 and above.
Climber’s Laboratory, #05-153 Enterprise Hub, 48 Toh Guan Road East, Singapore 608586, p. 6515 9363
Singapore’s biggest indoor climbing gym boasts 2000 sqft. of bouldering surface, 43 lanes, and more than a hundred climbing routes. Their walls allow for regular top-rope climbing, as well as lead options for more advanced climbers. Mix things up a bit with their abseiling and bouldering circuits that’ll help tone up those muscles. And if you’re sold on rock climbing as a regular activity, their retail store sells all the equipment you’ll need to start out, from KAILAS ropes to Petzl harnesses.
Onsight Climbing, 100 Guillemard Road, Singapore 399718, p. 6348 8272
If time is an issue and you want a quick, fuss-free climbing session, this gym will get you started in a jiffy. Even if you’re not certified, sit in on one of their quick safety briefings (they happen once every 15 minutes) and you’re good to go. Don’t fret about not having a buddy to belay you, ‘cos Climb Central offers dedicated auto-belay lines. What’s more, the gym is fully air-conditioned, so you’ll be climbing without breaking a sweat.
Climb Central, #B1-01 Kallang Wave Mall, 1 Stadium Place, Singapore 397718, p. 6702 7972
With just over 80 colour-coded routes, from grades V0 to V12 and up, beginner and expert climbers alike are sure to find an appropriately challenging route. The school also holds regular classes on bouldering and climbing, including a Climbing 101 class aimed at children.
Kinetics Climbing, #02-07 Orion @ Paya Lebar, 160 Paya Lebar Road, Singapore 409022, p. 6745 6426
Not sure if rock climbing is for you? Join Climb Asia’s hour-long “taster session” and try out a range of climbing activities. More experienced climbers can take advantage of the gym’s many indoor climbing walls, boulder caves and their outdoor climbing wall.
Climb Asia, 60 Tessensohn Road, Singapore 217664, p. 6292 7701
The Rock School
The Rock School aims to get kids in on the action with their assortment of climbing courses for children between the ages of 4 and 14. The rock walls in the school are designed to be less steep and feature child-friendly tile placements that make climbing less intimidating. The school also promotes the idea that climbing isn’t just a physical endeavour, and places emphasis on climbing as a mental activity that trains problem-solving skills in children.
The Rock School, 850 New Upper Changi Road, Singapore, 467352, p. 6242 2106
SAFRA Adventure Sports Centre
Take your climbing to towering heights at SAFRA’s Adventure Sports Centre. Their facilities include a 25-metre high outdoor climbing wall, chimney, and crack and slab walls. If you want to get your feet back on the ground in a hurry, climbers can also make use of their abseiling equipment on the descent. But if that’s too intimidating and you’d rather stay closer to the ground, try bouldering in their two-storey indoor bouldering gym.
SAFRA Adventure Sports Centre, 60 Yishun Avenue 4, Singapore 769027, p. 6852 8222
Clip ‘n Climb HomeTeamNS
The first to bring the New Zealand-born Clip ‘n Climb system to Singapore, this revolutionary climbing theme park offers an easy way for casual climbers to get into the game. This new climbing gym features 19 exciting climbing routes with difficulty levels suitable for all climbers. With the little ones? As long as they are 10kg or heavier, they’re good to climb along with you. The gym also utilises a TruBlue Automatic Belay System and a high-tech braking technology that’ll keep you safe going up and down the gym’s walls.
Clip ’n Climb HomeTeam NS, HomeTeamNS Tampines, 51 Tampines Ave 4 #03-03 Our Tampines Hub Singapore 529684, p. 6705 9410
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