Singapore has kicked off 2018 with up to 15 rock climbing and bouldering gyms island-wide. That is a lot of climbing gyms for a small country. What about our neighbouring country next door – Malaysia?
Seems like they are also starting to catch up, with a growing number of loads of top rope, lead and bouldering gyms in operation and coming up. So for the Malaysians who are unhappy about the lack of options in their country, or the rock climbing enthusiasts visiting Malaysia/ moving to Malaysia, here’s
The Ultimate list of 11 Rock Gyms in Malaysia:
1. Rock World, Johor Bahru
I visited Rock World about 2 years ago near February period with some friends. It is located conveniently just across the border of Singapore – Johor Bahru. Not too much time needed to travel to given its close proximity to Singapore customs, but its better to drive there then try to get there on your own with public transport.
A small but cosy gym, it is a decent size to spend 2 hours there exploring the routes and options.
2. Putra Jaya Challenge and Climb Park
If you are looking for a fun day of adventure on top of rock climbing, this Putra Jaya Challenge Park is the best for you as it consist of a skate and thrill park as well as mountain bike trails for bikers to hang around and master their craft. Climbers, skaters, bikers..what a crowd of people with great energy and passion!
Jalan P5, Presint 5, Putrajaya, 62200, Putrajaya, WP Putrajaya, 62200, Malaysia (+60 3-8887 7000)
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3. Camp 5, Kuala Lumpur Rock Climbing Gym
My all time favourite Kuala Lumpur Rock Climbing Gym – Camp 5. Its the most stunning indoor rock climbing gym I have ever been to, located at the highest level/ roof of the One Utama shopping mall, giving it its tremendous high ceilings, stunning wide variety of routes and options for boulders and climbers alike.
This huge kuala lumpur rock climbing gym is 2,500 metres square feet big, has a range of options from top rope walls at 8 – 13 metres height, 8 metres trad rock-like wall, 16 to 20 metres lead climbing walls . For boulderers, there are 400 metres square of bouldering available as well.
4. Camp 5, Johor Bahru
The most exciting new gym in town in my opinion, now so much closer to Singapore, so a plus for Singaporeans. The 2nd edition of the Camp 5 series with the 1st gym in Kuala Lumpur, there is much excitement about this new and swanky one opening.
Lot 32665, 7th Floor Paradigm Mall, Taman Bukit Mewah, Skudai 81200, Johor Bahru
Phone: +603 7726 0410
5. Sabah Indoor Climbing Gym
6. Bolder Ventures
7. Climb the Wall at – Asend
8. Petit Climbing Center /
9. Mad Monkeyz Climbing Gym
Climb the wall at this cosy mad monkey climbing club! Love the name of it already, has a very hipster and community vibe to this gym.
19-1 & 19-2, Jalan Metro Wangsa, Section 2 Wangsa Maju, 53300, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, 53300, Malaysia
10. X-pedition Wall, First World Hotel and Theme Park, Genting Highlands
Climbing in the clouds! Genting highland has its first rock climbing area. So for those who are heading their for a little getaway and want to squeeze in some climbing for you or your kids, you know where’s the best place for it!
Prices: Apprx 30RM for adults, 28RM for children
First World Hotel and Theme Park, 69000 Genting Highlands, Kuala Lumpur, Pahang Malaysia
11. Rocky Basecamp Tebrau City, Johor
This gym actually looks loads of fun base on the interesting zones/ features and patterns they have created on the wall. I like how there are cushions to chill around and watch people get to action.
F102A & B, Level 1, AEON Mall Tebrau City, No 1, Jalan Desa Tebrau, Taman Desa Tebrau (15.70 mi)
Johor Bahru 81100
So hence conclude all the 11 places to rock climb and boulder in Malaysia. Do check all of them out and tell me how you find them.
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