The best rock climbing gyms in Singapore

Hang by your fingertips at these rock and bouldering gyms
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By Michelle Ng and Cam Khalid |
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When the Singapore heat is too much for an outdoor run, the city's air-conditioned indoor gyms beckons – including rock climbing centres. Unless you've been living under a rock, climbing and bouldering are all the rage right now. Not only are they fun but they aid in improving your movement and flexibility (and maybe overcoming your fear of heights), making them the perfect fitness alternatives. Go on and unleash your inner Spiderman at the best climbing walls in the city.

 

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Sport and fitness, Climbing

Gorilla Climbing Gym

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Go ape for this one. Considered to be the city's largest indoor climbing gym, it houses full facilities, including boulder walls, 12-metre rope walls, and 15-metre speed and lead walls. New to the game? Don't sweat – besides having the best gear for everyone from beginners to advanced climbers, the gym also hosts a wide range of programmes and classes for all levels, as well as a certified course for anyone looking to take this recreational sport up a notch. Prices start from $10 for children under 13, and $22 for adults.  

Sport and fitness, Climbing

Oyeyo Boulder Home

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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 also 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.  

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Sport and fitness

Boulder Movement

icon-location-pin Raffles Place

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.

Sport and fitness, Climbing walls

Climb Central

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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.

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Sport and fitness, Outdoor pursuits

Climb Asia

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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. 

Sport and fitness

Onsight Climbing Gym

icon-location-pin Geylang

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. 

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Kids, Play spaces

Let ’em Play

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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. 

Sport and fitness

Clip 'n Climb Singapore

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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.

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