Sorry Trump, but some walls are just meant to be climbed. Whether you’re finding a new way to strengthen your body, conquer your fear of heights, or just looking to have some fun, these rock climbing and bouldering gyms are sure to unleash your inner Spiderman. So, what are you waiting for? Belay on. Squeeze checked. Climb on!
Whether you prefer bouldering or climbing top-rope, Kinetics Climbing has it all. With a variety of unique walls that require different climbing styles and techniques, the frequently customized routes are perfect for climbers of any level. This venue also offers all types of climbing classes – for beginners and season veterans – as well as a shop to buy all your gear. Entrance fee for students are $12, and $17 for other guests.
A cosy little climbing studio tucked away in a rather ulu building has its benefits. This extremely safe and comfortable bouldering gym is suitable for climbers of all skills and levels – but caters mostly to first-timers. With many simple routes, and friendly patient trainers ready to help out and cheer you on, you'll be hooked on the sport in no time. What’s more, the gym closes late at 10.30pm – 11pm on weekends – on weekdays, which means you can get your climb on after work and dinner.
For a peaceful climb, look no further than Oyeyo Boulder Home. The venue is sited away from the hustle and bustle of the city, and is perfect for climbers to not only challenge themselves without all the racket, but to chill after a sweat sesh. It's decked with 38 routes, obstacles and walls to amp up the fun factor and add a mix of variety to your session. Prices start from $10 per person.
Conveniently located in the CBD, Boulder Movement positions itself as a beginner-friendly bouldering-only facility with over 30-metres of wall, lengthwise. The walls are no higher than four metres – which sounds short, but is certainly high enough to experience the thrill of climbing without any safety gears. A section of the wall is refreshed every two weeks so you’ll never get bored. First-timers can join a Basics of Bouldering class to get acquainted with the sport. There are also foundational classes for those with prior climbing experience looking to refine their upper and lower body techniques before moving on to the intermediate classes – which include those that improve pull strength and burst activation. General fitness classes run the gamut from flexibility and mobility to strength enhancement and rehabilitation.
You don’t need prior experience to scale the walls at Climb Central, the tallest indoor air-conditioned rock face in Singapore. Advance climbing safety systems are in place to ensure even the most inexperienced of climbers (as long as you’re above the age of five) can clamber to new heights – there are 45 climbing lanes and 4-metre-high bouldering walls – in a safe and controlled environment.
Get a full-body workout scaling walls at rock climbing facility, Climb Asia. Climb enthusiasts can sign up for season passes to get unlimited access to the facilities, and newbies can pick up the basics through an hour-long trial class. Challenge the 15-metre outdoor lead climbing wall, or take on the 9-metre indoor climbing walls before exploring the bouldering cave. Families can join the fun with classes that are tailored for kids between the ages of five and 12.
More than 2,000 square feet of bouldering surface and climbing walls dominate this massive facility dedicated to the rope and carabiner. There are 43 lanes, with more than 100 possible routes, and a 15-metre speed climbing wall to flex your Spidey senses. Even if you haven’t scaled walls before, Onsight offers sport climbing courses and provides all the necessary equipment.
Let the little ones climb to their hearts’ content at this multi-activity play centre. A range of rock walls are available, including two speed-climbing auto-belaying walls. Those as young as five can try to balance on the two-storey indoor high elements obstacle course, with the help of a parent, who are encouraged to climb with their younger kids. But the highlight at Let ’em Play is Singapore’s first augmented reality rock climbing wall. Challenge another player to hit as many bats as possible, climb a set route or pass a ball back and forth – all while hanging onto the wall, of course.
This extra-colourful climbing theme park (starting from $18) has 19 walls – and there’s no need to wait around, thanks to Clip ‘n Climb’s auto-belaying system that makes sure you’re always safe.
Prepare to sweat buckets at Camelot (from $9 per single entry) – an outdoor adventure centre. The Adventure Tower houses a 25m outdoor rock wall and other challenges.