Where to do rock climbing and bouldering in Singapore
Steady as a rock
No prior experience is needed to scale the walls at Climb Central — albeit the reality that this is in fact, 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 four-metre-high bouldering walls — all within a safe and controlled environment.
#B1-01 Kallang Wave Mall, 1 Stadium Place, Tel: 6702 7972
Opening hours: (Mon-Fri) 11am-11pm, (Sat-Sun) 9am-9pm
You'll get your long-awaited shot at scaling up the 180 degrees arch route at Climbers lab. After all, it is the only rock gym that can allow you to experience that. For novices who come unprepared, Climbers Lab have a retail shop on site that's stocked with a wide array of climbing equipment options.
48 Woodleigh Park, Tel: 9187 0802
Opening hours: (Mon) 5pm-10.30pm, (Tues-Fri) 10.30am-10.3opm, (Sat-Sun) 9.30am-7pm,
Onsight Climbing is for you if you're relatively experienced and are looking to break out of the beginner's lounge. Here, climbers require at least a Singapore National Climbing Standards Level 1 certification in order to sign up as a member. It is also our city's biggest gym to boot — perfect if you're not keen on getting too close for comfort while 30 feet above the ground.
100 Guillemard Rd, Tel: 6348 8272
Opening hours: (Mon-Fri) 11am-10:30pm, (Sat-Sun) 10am-9pm
Right in the heart of the CBD is Boulder Movement, our city's first premium climbing gym in Singapore with a strong focus on bouldering facilities. Unlike rock climbing, bouldering is a slightly different sport where climbs are shorter; thus sans the need for using ropes and safety equipment. First-timers can also be safely assured with rocks that are colour coded and numbered, which provides climbers with the neccesary information before embarking on a climb that they are most comfortable with. There's clean showers, free wifi, charging stations and a retail shop at your disposal.
OUE Downtown, Tel: 6817 8340
Opening hours: (Mon) 5pm-10pm, (Tue-Fri) 11am-10pm, (Sat) 9am-9pm, (Sun) 9am-5pm