Top Rock Climbing Gyms in Singapore

Top Rock Climbing Gyms in Singapore 1

What is rock climbing 

Rock climbing is an indoor and outdoor sport where the climber climbs up and down from artificial rock walls or natural rock formations. The goal of rock climbing is to reach the top of the wall or rock without falling. 

Here are some rock climbing gyms in Singapore to consider:

Gyms

Climb Central Singapore

Pricing https://www.climbcentral.sg/our-rates
Website https://www.climbcentral.sg/
Address Climb Central Sports Hub: Kallang Wave Mall, 1 Stadium Place, #B1-01, Singapore 397628

Climb Central Novena: Novena Square, 238 Thomson Rd, #03-23/25, Singapore 307683

Climb Central Funan: Funan Mall, 107 North Bridge Road, #B2-19/21, Singapore 179105

Telephone Sports Hub: +65 67027972

Novena: +65 63536885

Funan: +65 69063918

Operating Hours Monday to Friday: 11 AM to 11 PM

Saturday and Sunday: 9 AM to 9 PM

Review 1 Enjoyed every minute of my time here, the staff were very nice, always looking out for safety and also encouraging and supportive.

By Jeremy Suriadi

Review 2
Had my 1st climbing experience here.
The staffs were friendly and helpful. They gave clear instructions and tips during the introduction and briefing session at the beginning.
Equipment, ropes, and belay systems are all in good condition.
Overall, very satisfied with Climb Central Funan.
Booked my next climbing session at Climb Central Kallang Wave Mall, expecting it to be as great as Funan’s.
Good job, Climb Central’s crew!
By Eddie Lim
Review 3 Great climbing place and a good variety of routes.

By Jefferson Ng

 


Gyms

Kinetics Climbing

Pricing https://www.kineticsclimbing.com.sg/opening-hours-rates
Website https://www.kineticsclimbing.com.sg/
Address 511 Serangoon Road, Singapore 218153
Telephone +65 6291 5045
Operating Hours Monday – 4pm–10pm

Tuesday to Friday – 1pm–10pm

Saturday and Sunday – 10am–7pm

Review 1 Did the 2x Adult Improver class with Kinetics Climbing. Our instructor, Eunice, was patient and knowledgeable. She was able to adapt the level of the class based on each individual on the fly. We went through a recap of the basics and learned route reading. She helped us unlock V3/V4 routes and taught us how to use the endurance wall. We enjoyed our class very much. Very good value for the price. Thanks Eunice!

By Fu Chang T

Review 2 Kinetics! the premier climbing gym that is really cosy! Great variety of routes, balancing strength, slab, balance, overhang, crimps etc. Took the SNCS level 1 course here and the instructor was very patient, making sure everyone understood the concepts and what not properly.

By Isaac Marcus Lam

Review 3 I took the beginner bouldering course. Fantastic experience. The instructor was excellent. A great introduction to bouldering. Highly recommended! 🙂

By Vinay Kumar

 


Gyms

Boulder Movement

Pricing https://www.boulderm.com/pricing
Website https://www.boulderm.com/
Address Downtown Gallery 6A Shenton Way #B1-03 Singapore 068815

18 Tai Seng St, #01-09, Singapore 539775

Telephone Downtown: +65 6817 8340

Tai Seng: +65 6974 7769

Operating Hours Monday: 5:00pm – 10:00pm

Tuesday – Friday: 11:00am – 10:00pm

Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays: 9:00am – 8:00pm

Review 1 BM has the warmest and most welcoming climbing community! The routes are progressive and teach very different techniques each time! I look forward to set day every week to try out the new problems. BM is definitely home for me 🙂

By Audrey Woon

Review 2
Place is clean, with reasonably good air con. Kinda hard to find if you haven’t been before, its located deep inside a basement. Check ins are very fast compared to some of the other bouldering gyms, which is a big plus point. Decent variety of routes as well, catering to new climbers and experienced ones alike. Some stronger climbers might find the routes too easy though.
By Justin Chong
Review 3 Great place to boulder for beginners or experts. Has a ‘fitness corner’ with kettlebells, free weights, finger boards and exercise mats to take a break from the walls.
Shower facilities and toilets are also in good condition to wash up after bouldering.
Wish the walls were higher with more inclines but I guess that’s the best they can do with the space given.

By Tom Lee

 


Gyms

Boulder World

Pricing https://boulderworld.com/rates/
Website https://boulderworld.com/
Address 10 Eunos Road 8, SingPost Centre #01-205, BoulderWorld
Telephone +65 6917 7783
Operating Hours Weekdays: 10am-1o:30pmWeekend/Public Holiday: 10am-9:00pm
Review 1 Very nice experience and fun, all things quite professional, even fresher can tryout.

By Ethan Ong

Review 2 Very friendly staff and interesting routes! the routes cater to climbers of all levels (beginners and seasoned); book early to avoid disappointment

Attended Sunday’s session which coincided with their 3rd anniversary- and the welfare was exceptional !! Thank you for your generosity BW ❤️

By Koh Wen Qian

Review 3 Spacious gym with nice holds and good problems (beginner and advanced alike). Aircon is great, they even have a moon board. Friendly staff too! Will definitely go again.

By Yu De Lim

 


Gyms

Oyeyo Boulder Home

Pricing Climbing passes start from SGD $ 16.00
Website https://oyeyoboulderhome.com/
Address 148 Mackenzie Rd, Singapore 228724
Telephone +65 6996 2095
Operating Hours Monday – Friday : 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Saturdays and Sundays: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Review 1 Nice and friendly staff. Got an introduction for the grading (which is quite complicated). The gym has lockers, a bathroom and a training area, so basically, all you need. The routes are quite hard though, beginners should be aware but for intermediate and strong climbers there are tons of problems to solve.

By Simon Veldon

Review 2 Great little cosy climbing gym tucked in the corner of Little India, has a great community and challenging routes!

By Vicky Teo

Review 3 Small but reasonably priced for the size. Nice supplementary space in the back for training days, and lots of traverse routes.

By Mike Katayama

 


Gyms

Ground Up Climbing

Pricing https://www.groundupsg.com/facility-rates/
Website https://www.groundupsg.com/
Address 60 Tessensohn Road CSC@Tessensohn (Level 2, Singapore 217664
Telephone
+65 6292 7701
Operating Hours Mondays : 17:00 – 23:00 PM

Tuesday – Thursday: 12:00 PM – 23:00 PM

Fridays: 12:00 PM – 22:30 PM

Saturdays and Sundays: 10:00 AM – 21:00 PM

 


Gyms

Clip and Climb Home Team NS

Pricing Passes start from SGD $15.00
Website https://www.hometeamns.sg/tampines/
Address 1 Tampines Walk, #03-03, Singapore 528523
Telephone +65 6705 9410
Operating Hours Monday – Thursday: 12:00 PM – 21:00 PM

Fridays, Saturday-Sunday and Public Holidays: 10:00 AM – 21:00 PM

Review 1 Excellent experience. Staff member, Hanafee was really attentive and friendly. Instructions were clear. He introduced to us the fun elements. Ease online booking. Glad that we booked on a weekday as there were not much people. Definitely would recommend this place.

By Aisyah Rani

Review 2 Came here with my wife and 11 years old daughter. We had a great time! The facilities are great with good safety features esp. when you can just glide down from the top! The facilitators are friendly and experienced as well with Hanafee giving us good tips on climbing faster! Beware though, my daughter kept asking us when we can go back again.

By Kevin Lee

Review 3 Great climb today at Clip n Climb! Suitable for students and young adults trying for the first time as the wall ranges in difficulty!! Highly recommend booking a slot where there is Hanafee! He’s extremely supportive and patient for beginners. He’s also Super friendly and enthusiastic! Hope he gets a pay rise since he is doing beyond what his jobs require! Great first experience.

By S

 


Gyms

The Rock School Singapore

Pricing Passes start from SGD $19.00
Website http://therockschool.sg/
Address Tampines Hub: 1 Tampines Walk, #02-81, Singapore 528523

Bedok Community Centre: 850 New Upper Changi Rd, Singapore 467352

Telephone Tampines: +65 9635 3488

Bedok: +65 8923 3831

Operating Hours Tampines: Monday – Friday : 11:00AM – 10:00 PM / Saturday-Sunday: 09:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Bedok: Thursday-Friday: 1:00 PM – 7:00 PM  / Saturday- Sunday: 10:00 AM -17:00 PM  Closed Monday – Wednesday

Review 1 Small and cosy bouldering area with pretty nice top rope/ lead climbing routes. Great staff, super friendly and helpful! The climbing community, as usual, is fun and welcoming!

By Vicky Teo

Review 2
Went for Climb Exploration package with my friends. Our coach, Tiffany, was friendly and encouraging. All of us enjoyed our session there. Hope that more walls can be opened up for solo climbers or else selections can be quite limited.
By Carissa
Review 3 One of my favourite gyms! Love the natural daylit walls during the daytime. The community spirit and friendly staff members of the gym never fail to make me feel at home here. 🖤

By Jacintha X

 


Gyms

Boulder Plus

Pricing https://www.boulderplusclimbing.com/rates
Website https://www.boulderplusclimbing.com/
Address The Aperia Mall, 12 Kallang Ave, #03-17, 339511
Telephone +65  6282 7530
Operating Hours

Mon 12 – 3pm, 330 – 630pm, 7 – 10pm

​Tues to Fri 830 – 1130am, 12 – 3pm, 330 – 630pm, 7 – 10pm

Sat/Sun & PH 830 – 11am, 1130 – 2pm, 230 – 5pm, 530 – 8pm

Review 1 A solid place to start bouldering and be part of the community. Everyone’s so helpful and chill. The routes are fun and challenging. And they play the BEST tracks for music. Kudos to whoever’s in charge of the playlists.

By Pigar Mahdar

Review 2 One of the most spacious gyms in Singapore with a wide range of routes. However, the current booking system excludes those without a multi /monthly pass.

By Jun Xiong

Review 3 My go-to climbing gym! The place is well maintained, with new shuffles every week to keep me excited and returning every week. The staff are really friendly and helpful, cheering you on from afar during your climbs. They have a large variety of routes here, catering to all levels of climbing. Check them out!

By Hsin Chong

 


Gyms

Z-Vertigo Boulder Gym

Pricing https://zvertigobouldergym.wixsite.com/zvert/rates
Website https://zvertigobouldergym.wixsite.com/zvert
Address 170 Upper Bukit Timah Rd, #B2-20B, Singapore 588179
Contact zvertigobouldergym@gmail.com
Operating Hours Monday to Thursday: 10:20 AM to 10 PM

Friday: 3:30 PM to 10 PM

Saturday and Sunday: 10 AM to 8:40 PM

Review 1 Nice little gym tucked away in the quiet corner of a small mall! The routes are fun, rates are pretty cheap especially so for students! Definitely worth checking out, the community is nice and friendly! Also, the playlist is great to vibe and climb to!

By Vicky Teo

Review 2 This place has a charm. For $10 for students, and $15 for adults, it’s a pretty good deal for a gym that’s filled with quality routes. I would advise bringing your own brush — it’s essential when you’re really going for the send, although they do provide their own brushes if you don’t have one. They also have their own endurance route, and finger boards/campus rungs, complete with resistance bands that will aid you in your training. Will definitely visit again to support this small business that’s creating a great community of climbers.

By Amirah Hanif

Review 3 Cheapest gym around, and most worth in my opinion. $10 for 3.5h instead of the normal $20+ for <3h. Of course it has its downsides of being quite small, only having a climbable wall space for about 12 people at once with no spacing, but with the max people at a low number there’s usually still space to climb. From my experience, people there (staff and regulars) have been really friendly, and the owner himself sometimes climbs with us and gives tips along with all the other experienced climbers. Small but intimate place if you ask me to describe it. And insane value for money. Shout-out to the owner! Friendliest one I’ve met

By Kien Chowda

Is rock climbing a dangerous sport 

Rock climbing is a physically and mentally demanding sport. Climbers can be physically and mentally drained quickly when attempting the route. Rock climbing is a sport that tests greatly on a climber’s mental control, balance, agility, endurance, and strength. Rock climbing can be a dangerous sport when the proper techniques and equipment are not used. Indoor rock climbing is generally safer and has a lower risk than outdoor rock climbing. 

Types of rock climbing 

Top-rope 

Top rope climbing is one of the most beginner-friendly climber’s climbing journey. Traditional top rope climbing involves a person below to assist you as you climb. The action is also known as belaying. The person uses a belay device to feed the rope while climbing and lowering you when you have completed the route. Top rope climbing is a great way to introduce rock climbing to new climbers. It can also be a preferred way among veterans climbers to learn and practice a new route. 

Lead climbing 

Lead climbing, also known as sport climbing, is a style of climbing that is extremely versatile. It offers a range of difficulties and route lengths for the climber. However, lead climbing is not beginner-friendly as it requires you to be lead certified beforehand. You will also need to be able to climb a certain route difficulty before taking the lead qualification. During a lead climb, a climber is expected to fall, and the fall is planned accordingly. The belayer should be ready to catch the fall anytime. The rope used in lead climbing differs from the top rope, and the climber is required to loop his rope through the carabiner systems attached to the wall. 

Bouldering 

Bouldering is a type of rock climbing that does not require a rope at all. Bouldering typically involves no higher than 4 metres, which focuses more on the climbing moves and techniques. Hence, repeated falling is expected. Bouldering also requires less equipment than other forms of climbing, as a pair of climbing shoes and chalk is sufficient for bouldering. If you are bouldering outdoors, you will need crash pads for you to fall on.  

Big wall climbing 

Big wall climbing is not a common form of climbing among climbers because it is the most challenging type of climbing. Big wall climbing routes typically take days to send, and it forces climbers to spend nights on portaledges hanging from a huge distance from the ground. Big wall climbing is also the most dangerous form of climbing as gravity is dangerous in nature. Big wall climbing also requires much more protection and better quality equipment than their other climbing counterparts, making them fairly expensive to execute. 

Traditional climbing 

Traditional climbing focuses on giving the climber a holistic experience and the mental experience rather than the physical intensity of the climb. A climber doing traditional climbing is responsible for inserting protection into the cracks of the rock instead of having fixed anchors permanently bolted into the wall. 

Rock climbing equipment

Rock climbing is a sport that requires specialised equipment. This equipment varies from ropes, shoes, chalk to harness and belay devices. 

Shoes 

A pair of good-quality shoes can help you climb better and send routes faster and easier. Shoes are generally categorised into three different types, namely beginner, intermediate, and advanced. Beginner shoes are flat shoes that have an emphasis on the comfortability of the shoes. The main focus of beginners should be the comfortability of the shoes rather than the techniques used when climbing. Intermediate shoes are slightly downturned, and they are designed to help intermediate climbers work on their footwork and techniques of the climb. Advanced shoes are designed to be aggressive, and they have a huge downturn. The advanced shoes are specially designed for advanced climbers who wish to exercise different techniques and moves to send high-difficulty routes. 

Harness

For all types of climbing except for bouldering, you will need a basic harness. A harness consists of two basic parts, which are the waistbelt and leg loops. Some harnesses have a two-front tie-in point designed to loop the rope, while some harness only has one front tie in point. 

Chalk

Chalk is a must-have for any climber as chalk improve the grip on the rocks. Chalk works by absorbing perspiration on your hands, and the climber will have an easier time sending the route. Climbers usually carry chalk in a small chalk bag and clip-on their harness for easy access during climbs. 

Rock climbing terms 

Beta 

Beta is advice on how to complete a route or a section of a route given by a climber to another climber. However, beta is not always freely given or accepted. 

Belay

Belay is a rope setup worked by a climber’s partner to catch the climber when he falls or lower him down after completing the route. 

Carabiner

A carabiner is a metal coupling link with a safety closure that can open and close, which is used to hold a gear or act as anchors when belaying.

Dyno

Dyno is the act of movement that involves a climber jumping from one hold to another, which loses all body contact with the rock during the jump.

Flag

A flag is an act of sticking one leg out to the side to maintain a balanced position on the wall.

On-Sight

On-Sight is a term used to describe climbers who have completed a route on the first attempt without receiving any beta.

Send 

Send is to complete a route. 

Conclusion

Rock climbing can be a dangerous sport if you do not use the correct techniques and equipment. However, rock climbing can be a mentally stimulating sport as there is a range of difficulty of constantly changing routes Rock climbing is also a physically demanding sport as you will need to have high endurance on the wall to complete longer routes. Nonetheless, it is a relatively beginner-friendly sport and can be a great recreational activity with family and friends. 


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