Whether you're a seasoned pro-climber or just starting out, these are the best climbing gyms in Hong Kong 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-foot playground is the largest climbing gym in Hong Kong to date. Aside from the 4.5-metre 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. 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-metre-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
2. Attic V
You know you’re in safe hands when a climbing gym is run by rock climbing veterans. Enter Joanna and Gwie, a duo of seasoned climbers with over 40 years of experience and the co-founders of Attic V. Featuring over 100 routes that are constantly changing, their climbing gym offers courses for both beginners and intermediate climbers. For those of you who want to take breaks in between your climbing sessions, you can sign up for Attic V’s day passes, which allow you to come and go as you please throughout the day.
Attic V, Shop E, G/F, Derrick Industrial Building, 49 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong, p. 3101 2918
3. YMCA King’s Park Centenary Centre
Ideal for climbers who are up for a challenge, the 18-metre-high outdoor climbing wall at YMCA King’s Park is the tallest in town and can hold up to 30 climbers at a time. It offers 15 different routes with varying degrees of difficulty. On the other hand, amateur climbers can head to the YMCA in Tsim Sha Tsui for the 266-square-foot 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
4. Just Climb
“Everyone can climb” is the bold and encouraging motto that Just Climb lives by. Founded in 2011 and now with gyms across the city, these gyms offer 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 the test. With gyms including Hong Kong’s first indoor boulder gym in a shopping mall, facilities include locker rooms, free wifi, free phone charging service, and food and beverage areas.
Just Climb has gyms across Hong Kong.
5. 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 three zones. The Lead Wall and Bouldering Zone both offer different levels of climbing that are stimulating for both beginners and advanced climbers; whereas the Ninja Warrior & Gym Zone has different routes to put your upper body strength to the test, and is 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
6. The Player Climbingym
With a 4.5-metre-high wall, The Player Climbingym covers about 10,000 square feet and offers classes for pairs and groups. From single visits to monthly passes, to annual plans, there are all sorts of packages available 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
7. Keep Climbing
Keep Climbing may be a relatively smaller climbing gym in Hong Kong, but it has a robust, dedicated community. Conveniently located in Sheung Wan, you can head to this indoor climbing gym whether for a quick workout or a long climb. Kids and adults are all welcome here to learn from experienced instructors. With climbing routes being changed regularly, make sure to take advantage of the annual passes, so that you can come back from time to time and experience all there is to offer!
Keep Climbing, Unit 6, 2/F, Wayson Commercial Building, 28 Connaught Road West, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, p. 3619 7166
8. Project_climb & Boulder HK
Working on any “projects” lately? Seeking to represent a lifestyle beyond climbing, Project_climb & Boulder HK is here to support you and all your goals. This indoor climbing gym in Hong Kong provides a space for individuals to learn how to climb, hone their skills, and push themselves. Already building a strong community, regulars can enjoy refreshed climbing routes, as well as workout and yoga sessions. With day and annual passes, climbers can enjoy this sleek gym to its fullest.
Project_climb & Boulder HK, Room 11, 2/F, Metro Centre I, 32 Lam Hing Street, Kowloon Bay, Hong Kong
GoNature (permanently closed)
Spanning 6,500 square feet and boasting over 100 routes for both bouldering and climbing, GoNature is one of the biggest 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, 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