The climbing movement has began, and has hit Singapore with a storm in 2017.
Who would have thought just 4 years ago when I picked up this pastime, it was still a rather non-conventional sport that had more restrictions and higher barriers of entry ( most climbers seen bouldering in Singapore started from school days)
However, over time, with greater publicity and awareness about climbing, it started attracting more working adults into the scene, looking for a fun and alternative form of workout beyond the gym/ fitness classes available in the market.
So here’s the list of 12 Bouldering Gyms that have mark their grounds in Singapore:
1. Move that BOul-D
The newest kid in town, this fancy bouldering gym is located smack in the heart of CBD, not to mention in the swanky new luxury mall of OUE Downtown. It is a bouldering gym out to compete with the likes of full facility fitness gyms, by providing good showering facilities, towels, climbing shoe storage and even complementing workout regime classes like cross fit and yoga classes to further . Aiming to position itself better than the rest, they also look into the well-being and health of its members by having world class air filtration systems in it.
Boulder Movement | 6A Shenton Way #B1-03 OUE Downtown Gallery Singapore 068815
Love the name of this gym, definitely lives up to the ‘ape’ like behaviour of us boulderers swinging around on the walls.
Gorilla had its official opening in the month of Aug 2017 and are welcoming easties and all families and friends to visit its spanking new premise in Chai Chee. One thing I really like about the gym is, it is all white! Located right next to the flagship Decathlon outlet, it is slowly converting itself into a one stop adventure hub to climb and shop all in 1 trip.
Gorilla Climbing Gym | 750B Chai Chee Road, #01-02 Viva Business Park
3. Climbers Brewing?
Previously located in the west all the way at Jurong, a north-eastie like me will be glad to know that the gym has now moved to Woodleigh park, smack between Potong Pasir and Serangoon Station. Finally a cosy gym in the north east!
Drop by a here if you want to avoid the hoards of students and family crowd and just do some bouldering and climbing.
Climbers Lab | 48 Woodleigh Park Singapore 608586
Also recently relocated to the new base near racecourse road, this all time favourite bouldering gym has build its reputation over the years to be – where all the hot men are.
Don’t ask me why, but apparently they have been featured in some website being the top places to hang out to check out cute guys. On a sidenote, Kinetics also have periodic slasher sales where you can get the best climbing shoes at a really great price. Le Sportiva fans, you gotta stalk their fb page to find out when the next sale is.
Kinetics Climbing | 511 Serangoon Road Singapore 218153
Also another cute bouldering gym name, this cosy little ‘monkey’ gym located near Little India MRT station, a few stops away from the city. This gym is a perfect hangout place to throw aside your work problems and keep you busy with bouldering ‘problems’. Come hang, swing, chill and be pumped with a smile of satisfaction while getting a good rock climbing workout!;)
Oyeyo Boulder Home | 148 Mackenzie Road Singapore 228724
6. Climbers of Asia – Ground Up
One of the pioneer gyms for bouldering in Singapore, this was one of the 1st gyms I started to do bouldering, and I really like their 2nd floor design of the gym, like a 2 storey maze and playground. Come here if you want a mix between some top rope/ lead climbing and also bouldering.
Climb Asia | 60 Tessensohn Road, c/o CLUB CSC @ TESSENSOHN Singapore 217664
7. Climb in the Central
See and be seen. 😉
This gym is in a very public arena located in heart of Kallang Wave Mall – very conducive for boulderers young and old, beginner and advance. You will also get a lot of passer-bys peering down over the ledges looking at you ‘circusing’ around.
A convenient and comfortable gym, the bouldering community is growing here, but do try to avoid the peak hours to have a comfortable time exploring the routes. Get ready to enjoy a good rock climbing workout!
Climb Central | B1-01, 1 Stadium Place, Kallang Wave Singapore 397628
8. Sighted at Onsight
Competitive level standards? This gym has always been regarded as one of the top boulder gym with the toughest routes. You can see some crazy action going on here with some flying ‘monkey’ boulderers occasionally. And just next door would be some flying monkeys jumping on trampolines and ropes. Really quite a sight at onsight.
Onsight Climbing Gym | 100 Guillemard Road Singapore 399718
9. Boulder World
Paya lebar area just got more hip, coz a new gym called Boulder World has just opened right at Singpost Centre. Great location given that is located right at a big mrt station interchange crossing the circle line and east west line.
10. Upside Boulders – The Promenade @ Pelikat
Am proud to annouce that, there is now a new boulder gym within 10 minutes walk from my house! For north easterners who stay in Serangoon, Lorong Chuan, Kovan, Hougang, Sengkang etc, this will be THE GYM to visit. The Promenade @ Pelikat is a small little mall that just opened, and I really hope to visit this gym soon.
11. Rock School ( Bedok Community Centre Outlet)
Located at 2 places, Bedok Community Centre AND Tampines Sports Hub, this heartland climbing gym is perfect for the easties and for people just starting out climbing. Do note the Tampines outlet does not have a bouldering segment.
Located at Bedok Community Centre 850 New Upper Changi Rd, #01-06, Singapore 467352, p. 6242 2106.
12. Bouldering in Singapore @ Yishun SAFRA
Last but not least would be SAFRA Yishun. A tard further to get to given its in the far north, this outdoor rock climbing spot actually also have a really fun bouldering ‘maze’ playground in the centre of its top rope structure. You can literally boulder your way up 3 storeys if you really want to. I would recommend boulders to visit this top boulder gym once if you want to have a bit more fun than intense workout.
Yishun Safra | 60 Yishun Avenue 4 Singapore 769027
So hence conclude my post about the 12 top boulder gym in Singapore. So grab your climbing shoes and take your pick now.
Refer to below to find out more about bouldering in Singapore and in Asia:
- Top rope/ lead climbing spots in Singapore
- Best Outdoor climbing places in Asia
- Rock climbing Workout – Why start rock climbing young as kids?
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