Climbing gyms in Hong Kong are finally reopened! Whether you're a seasoned pro climber or just starting out, these are the best ones to get your hands on – literally – across town.
For many, Hong Kong is known as a concrete jungle, but our city is never short of fitness options, thanks to its scenic hiking trails and innovative workout spots. If pumping iron at gyms in Hong Kong or getting on the mat at these yoga studios aren’t for you, then consider climbing to new heights at one of these well-equipped and pioneering playgrounds. From Asia’s first Augmented Wall to planning your climbing route on iPads, check out the best climbing gyms in Hong Kong for a unique workout experience.
The best climbing gyms in Hong Kong
1. Verm City
Let your inner child go wild in this vibrant climbing amusement park. Opened in 2017, the 20,000-square-feet playground is the largest climbing gym in Hong Kong to date. Aside from the 4.5-metres colourful boulder gym, top roping, and leading wall, the airy space also boasts the Clip and Climb section which comes with 19 obstacles with different themes (we hear it’s Angry Birds-themed for summer 2022). Moreover, the gym offers Asia’s first Augmented Wall, where climbers can experience extra thrills thanks to the special effects created by the projector and motion sensor. Another must-try includes the 6.5-metres-high giant slide where you can scream your head off as you slide down vertically!
Verm City, 4/F, Kodak House 1, 321 Java Road, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong, p. 2560 8128, 鰂魚涌渣華道321號柯達大廈一期4樓
2. Attic V
You know you’re in safe hands when the climbing gym is run by rock climbing veterans. Enter Joanna and Gwie, the seasoned climbing duo with over 40 years of experience under their belts, and the co-founders of Attic V. Featuring over 100 routes that are constantly changing, their gym offers courses for both beginners and intermediate climbers. For those who want to take a break in between their climbing sessions, sign up for their day passes that let you come and go freely for the whole day.
Attic V, Shop E, G/F, Derrick Industrial Building, 49 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong, p. 3101 2918, 黃竹坑黃竹坑道49號得力工業大廈地下E室
3. YMCA King’s Park Centenary Centre
Ideal for climbers who are up for a challenge, the 18-metres-high outdoor climbing wall at YMCA King’s Park is the tallest in town. The 16-metres-wide wall can host up to 30 climbers at a time, and the gym offers 15 different routes with various degrees of difficulty. For amateur climbers, head to the YMCA in Tsim Sha Tsui for the 266-square-feet indoor climbing wall, dedicated to top rope climbing only.
YMCA King’s Park Centenary Centre, 22 Gascoigne Road, Yau Ma Tei, Hong Kong, p. 2782 6682, 油麻地加士居道22號香港基督教青年會京士柏百週年紀念中心
Spanning 6,500-square-feet and boasting over 100 routes for both bouldering and climbing, GoNature is rated as the most playgrounds for both climbing beginners and experts in town. The gym is managed by qualified route-setters and resident coaches with nearly 20 years of experience. The space is well-equipped with shower facilities, free wifi, lockers, audio system, and leisure space. In addition, you can throw birthday parties and host team building events at the venue, making it one of our favourite climbing gyms in Hong Kong for the whole family.
GoNature, Unit C2, G/F, Wing Hing Industrial Building, 14 Hing Yip Street, Kwun Tong, Hong Kong, p. 3563 7156, 觀塘興業街14號永興工業大廈地下C2室
5. Just Climb
“Everyone can climb” is the bold yet encouraging motto that Just Climb lives by. Founded in 2011, the 5,000-square-feet indoor bouldering-only gym offers over 100 routes that span eight levels of difficulty. While amateurs can go for the straight-forward 90-degree vertical walls, the 45-degree walls are perfect for climbers who wish to put their strength, endurance, and skills to test. Tip: The gym offers iPads for you to personalise your routes, so make sure you plan it carefully prior the climb as you need to start from beginning in case of falling down, or misusing particular rocks on the wall.
Just Climb has locations in San Po Kong and Tuen Mun.
6. Hong Kong Climbing Park
You don’t need to head to the great outdoors (unless you want to, of course) to get a good workout from rock climbing. The world class facilities at Hong Kong Climbing Park are divided into four zones. The Lead Zone and Bouldering Zone both offer different levels of climbing that are stimulating for both beginners and advanced climbers; whereas the Ninja Warrior Zone has ten different routes to put your upper body strength to the test. There’s also a Training Zone, loaded with equipment to develop the key muscles used in rock climbing. Furthermore, if you’re looking for climbing classes, Hong Kong Climbing Park offers comprehensive introductory classes, certificate classes, and regular classes for those wanting to get into a regular routine.
Hong Kong Climbing Park, Level 2, Belair Gardens Shopping Arcade Phase 2, 52 Tai Chung Kiu Road, Sha Tin, Hong Kong, p. 3708 9075, 沙田大涌橋路52號富豪花園二期商場2樓香港攀爬樂園
7. The Player Climbingym
With a 4.5-metres-high wall, The Player Climbingym covers about 10,000-square-feet and offers classes for pairs and groups. From single visit to monthly pass, to annual plans, there are all sorts of passes here for you to get in the bouldering spirit. The Player’s Kids Climbing Academy is perfect for the little ones who love a good climb, with classes for children being divided into three stages based on age and ability.
The Player Climbingym, 6B & 6B1, UG/F, Lai Chi Kok Bay Garden, 272 Lai King Hill Road, Lai Chi Kok, Hong Kong, p. 6380 0112, 荔枝角荔景山路272號荔灣花園UG樓6B及6B1室