Consider climbing if you're searching for a new type of fitness; it's a simple activity to learn and offers both physical and mental difficulties that will keep you on your toes. Here are 5 climbing gyms that are conveniently placed in malls, making it easier for you to fit climbing sessions into your schedule.
1. Boulder World - Multiple Walls to Train Dynamic or Static Climbing
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There are many walls to climb here, all of varied difficulty. You can train for both dynamic climbing, which emphasises quick bursts of power actions, and static climbing, which emphasises longer, more deliberate movements. You can start off by working out in their specialised gym rooms before your climbing session. Work on some bench presses or do deadlifts using the bars and weighted plates there. The available dumbbells and the side fingerboards can also be used for hanging exercises.
Expected Damage: $25/adult | $18/youth | $120/5 passes | $200/10 passes
Address: 10 Eunos Road 8, #01-205, SingPost Centre (Enrichment Zone), Singapore 408600
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 9:00am – 10:30pm | Saturday & Sunday 9:00am – 9:00pm
Contact Info: 6917 7783 | Boulder World Facebook
2. Climb Central - 4 Different Outlets That Are All Located in a Mall
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It's likely that you came upon Climb Central while eating or shopping. They presently have 4 locations in Singapore: i12 Katong, Novena, Funan Mall, and Kallang Wave Mall. They mostly focus on high walls, which are essentially the taller walls with longer pathways that cross over two floors and require a harness.
Depending on the outlet, there are several wall options. These include lead walls, boulders, timer auto belay walls, top rope, and auto belay. If any of them seem unfamiliar to you, realise that they are actually quite similar but have various rope anchoring mechanisms.
Expected Damage: $25/adult (>18 years old) | $105/ 5 Passes
Address: #B1-01, Kallang Wave Mall, 1 Stadium Place, Singapore 397628
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 11:00am – 11:00pm | Saturday & Sunday 9:00am – 9:00pm
Contact Info: 6702 7972 | Climb Central Facebook
3. The Rock School - A Place for Kids, Teens And Even Adults
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Although a lot of kids and teenagers use this gym, older climbers are invited to check out the high walls and boulder routes. Try out the auto belay lanes or play around with the top rope lanes. There are around 65 various paths to select from, ranging in difficulty from beginner to challenging. Similar to Climb Central, if you don't already have a harness, you may rent one from the counter.
Anyone who enrolls in the classes will also have access to the training room, which is a few levels below the gym. There are benches and weights for weightlifting, as well as a smaller boulder wall that teachers can utilise during sessions.
Expected Damage: From $17/adult | $15/youth (13 years old – 18 years old)
The Rock School
Address: Our Tampines Hub, 1 Tampines Walk, #02-81, 528523
Opening hours: Monday to Friday 11:00am - 10:00pm | Saturday & Sunday 9:00am - 9:00pm
Contact Info: 9635 3488 | The Rock School Facebook
4. Origin boulder - Atas Gym with High Tier Facilities for All
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Origin Boulder, a boutique gym with atas facilities that will advance your climbing sessions, is another location that novice climbers should check out. Your personal items, such as computers and work-related shoe bags, can be stored in lockers and shoe shelves. At Origin Boulder, there are upscale shower rooms and shirts are supplied for you to wear while climbing so that chalk doesn't ruin your clothes.
You may also notice that the route gradings are not indicated here. As novice climbers, you tend to avoid higher-level routes and stick to the familiar levels. This was done on purpose to encourage beginners to challenge themselves.
Expected Damage: $26/pass | $120/5 Passes
Address: 18 Cross Street Exchange, #B1-117/118, Singapore 048423
Opening Hours: Monday, Tuesday & Thursday 11:00am – 10:00pm | Wednesday, Friday to Sunday 9:30am – 10:00pm
Contact Info: 8818 6879 | Origin Boulder Facebook
5. Boulder Movement - Beginner Friendly Bouldering Gym Around CBD Area
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Boulder Movement is beginner-friendly with a nice selection of routes to try out for individuals who have just started their bouldering career. There is a branch in the Marina District in Suntec City in addition to the one in the OUE tower, which is ideal for CBD employees. The walls around here are often more designed for horizontal motions and call for less dramatic leaping moves that might be scary to beginners.
Although the Suntec outlet features a 70° overhang wall that will take some serious Spider-Man skills, experienced climbers are still welcome here. Consider doing a lot of core exercises and campus manoeuvres or climbing without using your feet very much.
Expected Damage: $30/pass | $135/5 pass
Address: 3 Temasek Boulevard, #01-484/85/86, Suntec City Mall, North Wing, Tower One, 038983
Opening Hours: Monday 5:30pm – 10:00pm | Tuesday to Friday 12:00pm – 4:30pm | 5:30pm – 10:00pm | Saturday & Sunday 10:00am – 2:30pm | 3:30pm – 8:00pm
Contact Info: 6993 9702 | Boulder Movement Instagram