Rock climbing and bouldering is a great workout for both city dwellers and people staying in the smaller towns. While I love outdoor rock climbing a lot, the bulk of the time many of us do not have the luxury to go all the way out to the outskirts to hunt for all the best outdoor bouldering spots.
Hence, that’s where we have incredible rock climbing and bouldering gyms that climbers love to fulfill that fitness and technical need.
There are plenty of incredible top-notch bouldering gyms in Southeast Asia and the whole of Asia Pacific (that includes Oceania countries too!), so if you happen to find yourself with an itch to climb on a rainy day or after a busy day of work, we have your solution!
With sport climbing in the Olympics coming up in 2021, here’s sharing a comprehensive list of the best rock climbing and bouldering gyms in Asia Pacific to keep up that climbing hobby of yours! Many of them I have personally visited or were highly recommended by others, so tell me if I missed any out!
Australia is a vast country with its incredible coastal routes and outdoor bouldering in places like the Grampians. Road trips are a common holiday preference here, but for those who are constantly in the cities and need a regular workout, there are some great boulder gyms to check out.
1. 9 Degrees (2 outlets Alexandria and Parramatta)
With two locations in Sydney, 9 Degrees offers over 500 square meters of bouldering walls to cater to your every boulder need or challenge. You can always toggle between either gyms if you need a variety and a new environment.
Have you checked out their cool cover page climbing video on their Facebook Page?
9 Degrees Parramatta
Address: 38-46 South St Rydalmere, New South Wales 2116
9 Degrees Alexandria
Address: Building 3, 85 O’Riordan St, Sydney Corporate Park Sydney, Australia 2015
2. Nomad Bouldering Gym
Walls filled with over 11,000 holds and a weight lifting and strengthening area, Nomad Bouldering Gym will ensure that you won’t get bored at this gym! They also have yoga classes, a pro shop and a cafe to chill at as well.
Nomad Bouldering Gym
Address: Unit 7, 12 Chester Street (4,371.48 mi) Annandale, New South Wales, Australia 2038
3. Urban Climb Collingwood
Get a good climbing fix if you are living or working near the area of Collingwood.
Good news if you’re new to the area, Urban Climb also offers a free week of climbing after your first paid visit! How cool is that.
Urban Climb Collingwood
Address: 29-41 Down St (4,286.84 mi) Collingwood, Victoria, Australia 3066
4. The Lactic Factory
Open for 10 years, the Lactic Factory was Melbourne’s first bouldering gym! The pioneering gym in Melbourne, come visit them and immense in the great climbing community.
The Lactic Factory
Address: 1 Studley St (4,286.99 mi), Abbotsford, Victoria, Australia 3067
5. Northside Boulders Brunswick
Born out of the Lactic Factory, Northside Boulders Brunswick is a larger space that offers walls up to 4.5 meters high. They opened in Melbourne in 2014 and have been growing the climbing community every since.
Northside Boulders Brunswick
Address: 8/329 Victoria St, Brunswick VIC 3056, Australia
New Zealand is my all time favourite country due to great memories doing a campervan road trip in South Island in summer and immersing in the great outdoor trails and nature sights the country offers!
Here’s sharing some of their great bouldering and climbing gyms!
Uprising is an excellent climbing, fitness, and yoga studio located in Christchurch, South Island. Whether you are looking for a climbing/ stretching or strengthening workout, you can get it here!
Address: 99 Ferry Road (5,703.29 mi), Christchurch, New Zealand 8011
Rocktopia is the only climbing gym in Tauranga, so if you’re based in or visiting the northern part of the country, be sure to make time to check it out and get a great climbing workout!
Address: 9 Triton Ave (5,721.02 mi), Mount Maunganui 3116
8. HangDog Indoor Climbing Center
Made for adults, loved by all ages.
HangDog is a rock climbing gym that prides itself of being friendly to climbers of all ages. Be sure to check it out with your friends, partner or kiddos if you are in town!
HangDog Indoor Climbing Center
Address: Hangdog Climbing Centre, 453 Hutt Rd, Alicetown, Lower Hutt 5010, New Zealand
Hong Kong is known for its stunning skyline, fresh tim sum and crazy bustling streets. But with the hectic lifestyle of the people here, indoor bouldering and rock climbing are a popular workout option.
9. Verm City
If you are into size, Verm City is the biggest climbing gym in Hong Kong! Apart from an adult crowd, they also offer kids’ classes, for those visiting or traveling with children.
Address: 4/f 321 Java road quarry bay Hong Kong
10. Attic V Climbing
Attic V Climbing is Hong Kong island’s only bouldering gym. Don’t be deceived by that fact, their bouldering walls offer over 100 routes, so you can boulder to your heart’s content!
Attic V Climbing
Address: Shop E, G/F Derrick Industrial Building, 49 Wong Chuk Hang Road, HK 香港黃竹坑道49號得力工業大廈地下E鋪 Hong Kong
11. GONATURE Climbing Gym
GoNature Climbing gym has been open for over 15 years, so they are one of the pioneers of climbing in Hong Kong. The team is also very helpful and have pride themselves in answering queries about climbing if you have any.
GONATURE Climbing Gym
Address: Unit C2, G/F, Wing Hing Industrial Building, 14 Hing Yip St Kwun Tong
12. Just Climb
Just Climb is a gym that offers both bouldering and top-rope options. If you need a good workout after an intense day of work, drop by here and you can decide then what you’re in the mood for.
Just Climb| 柴灣盛泰道100號杏花新城G09號鋪, Hong Kong
Just Climb, 地下 D 室 Prince Industrial Building, 706號 Prince Edward Rd E, San Po Kong, Hong Kong
Though Cambodia is a relatively flat country, there are plenty of opportunities to climb at a number of the nation’s boulder gyms! Many gyms also offer top rope and lead climbing, so if you’re looking to change it up a little, you’ve got options.
13. Phnom Climb Community Gym in Phnom Penh
Phnom Climb was Cambodia’s first climbing gym, located smack in the heart of Phnom Penh! And as the name says it, its all about building community and friendships.
Phnom Climb gym is located very near Russian market and surrounded by a wide array of cafes offering delicious local and international eateries.
This gym has something for everyone, whether you are a beginner or advance climber. It offers both lead climbing and top rope options for your preferred interest.
If you think this is a great activity for a large group, and you can also arrange for corporate/ school/ birthday events here with your colleagues and friends. They have experienced trainers to take good care of your kids and 1st timer climbers. Great for team bonding and loads of fun!
Phnom Climb Community Gym
Address: #345 Street 460 Phnom Penh 10000
14. Angkor Climbing Wall in Siem Reap
Located in Siem Reap, the Angkor Climbing Wall offers both bouldering and rope climbing, making it a perfect option for all types of climbers. So bring along your bouldering shoes when you are looking to make a trip to Siem Reap.
Angkor Climbing Wall
Address: Angkor Climbing Wall, National Hwy 7
Known for its beautiful beaches, mountains, and rainforests, the Philippines is a gorgeous location. We see flocks of tourist heading here for the islands of Coron and volcano region of Legazpi. However, if you’re trying to get some climbing in, consider heading to some climbing gyms in Manila, the country’s capital.
15. Climb Central Manila
Climb Central is the largest climbing gym in the Philippines and belongs to a chain that started its first outlet in Singapore. Big plus: it’s also air-conditioned which not many of the older gyms in South East Asia has. That helps to conquer the heat during the hottest times of the year.
Climb Central Manila
Address: EDSA Central Ave Mandaluyong, Philippines
16. Power Up
Founded in 1994, Power Up has been essential in helping to grow the Filipino climbing community. Come here to climb with fellow like minded climbers and see how climbing can build a great community for your personal life too.
Address: DILIMAN -QC, CENTRO ATLETICO-CUBAO, ROX-BGC METRO MANILA 1119
Vietnam is one of the most beautiful places in South East Asia in my opinion. I have gotten to climb in places like Cat Ba, Vang Vieng, Huu Lung and more. But if you are more into indoor bouldering, then below are a few options for you.
17. Push Climbing
Get ready to step up your climbing game!
We paid this climbing wall a visit when we were based in Ho Chi Minh for a couple of weeks. It has a super cool concept with a cafe next door, outdoor movie screening, a skateboard park and cool activity rooms in container building for art jamming and more. If you want to impress your climbing date or keep your kiddos entertained for hours, this is the place to go.
Address: 188/1 Nguyen Van Huong, Thao Dien, District 2, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam 700000
18. Vertical Academy
Saigon’s social climbing club..that’s what they are known for!
With a great bouldering and campus area, you’re sure to get a great workout in at Vertical Academy, which was the 1st bouldering ym set up in Ho Chi Minh city.
Address: 789D Số 1 Bình An Quận 2, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam 700000
VietClimb was the first bouldering wall ever to be built in Vietnam. We paid them a visit in January/ February this year and made friends with some of the lovely climbers frequenting there. They are also the gym that is managing the Huu Lung Climbing routes and trails.
Address: Số 40 ngõ 76 An Dương, Tây Hồ, Hà Nội (661.04 mi), Hanoi, Vietnam
20. Saigon Climbing Centre
Climbing is the only cure for gravity!
Saigon climbing centre has a great community vibe, with a nice green lawn like design, and an area where you can actually set up a picnic on the ground. You can set up a mat, chill with your little ones or pets while watching your friends climb them routes!
Saigon Climbing Centre
Address: 168/42 Nguyen Gia Tri (D2), P25, Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City
A Southeast Asian country consisting of over 18,000 islands, Indonesia is a beautiful vacation destination, and if you’re hoping to get some climbing in during your stay, you’ve got options! Indonesia offers a couple of outdoor and indoor bouldering gyms, so take a look!
21. Bali Climbing
This climbing gym is an awesome indoor/outdoor facility with a variety of climbing walls, workout equipment, and a patio hangout zone for stretching and catching with fellow climbers.
Address: Jalan Munduk Catu Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia 80361
22. Tokei Ubud Climbing Gym – Temporarily closed
A lovely bouldering gym located in Ubud Bali. The gym is equipped with a long climbing wall varying from slab to vertical to overhung. They met with a little incident recently which led to them being temporarily closed, but will be opened again soon.
Tokei Ubud Climbing Gym
Address: 18x Jalan Raya andong Ubud 80571
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Myanmar is a peaceful and developing country that is opening up more and more to new businesses. If you are not travelling out to the surrounding areas like Bagan and Inle, then go check out their bouldering and climbing gym in Yangon city.
23. Climb O’Clock
This gym offers a bouldering area, hangboards, and a chill-out zone when you just want to get a good stretch and just catch up with your climbing buddies…what more could you need?
Address: 861, Zarga Street (corner of Zarga15St) (691.70 mi), Yangon
Rock climbing is an awesome activity to start young. If you have children, it might be something awesome to consider?
So concluding this list of top incredible bouldering and climbing gyms in Asia Pacific. Have you been to some of them during your travels -what was your experience like?
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