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Ultimate List of 11 Rock Climbing Gyms in Malaysia

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.

Rockworld Facebook Page, Skudai, Johor, Malaysia
+60 12-752 5318

2. Putra Jaya Challenge and Climb Park

Putra Jaya Challenge Park | rock gyms in malaysia

Putra Jaya Challenge Park | rock gyms in malaysia

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

Camp 5 KL | Kuala Lumpur Rock Climbing Gym

Camp 5 KL | 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.

One Utama, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia (+60 3-7726 0410)

4. Camp 5, Johor Bahru

Johor Bahru Camp 5 | rock gyms in malaysia

Johor Bahru Camp 5 | rock gyms in malaysia

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

 Sabah indoor climbing centre | | Malaysia Rock Climbing GymsSabah indoor climbing centre | | Malaysia Rock Climbing Gyms
Climb the walls of this action pack adventure centre in Sabah. Located near the Kota Kinabalu city centre, this indoor rock gyms in Malaysia or more specifically Kota Kinabalu is both accessible and affordable.
Likas Sports Complex KK, Kota Kinabalu 88300Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
+60 14-659 4038

6.  Bolder Ventures Climbing Gym

Bolder Ventures

Bolder Ventures

Climb the walls here at Bolder Ventures Climbing Gym! Better to have your own car to get here!
Subang Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
+60 3-8023 4948

7. Climb the Wall at – Asend

Climb Asend | Malaysia Rock Climbing Gyms

Climb Asend | Malaysia Rock Climbing Gyms

Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
+60 12-883 6174

8. Petit Climbing Center / Petit Outdoor

Petit Climbing Gym - Photo credited to Sharin Hashim

Petit Climbing Gym – Photo credited to Sharin Hashim

Outdoor bouldering gym with 3.8 meter height walls and 20 meters wide. The gym includings roofs, dihedral, multiple overhangs and face climb. For all bouldering enthusiasts living in Johor!
432 Jalan Saujana Utama; 81750 Plentong, Johor, Malaysia
+60 19-716 6222  

9. Mad Monkeyz Climbing Gym

Madmonkeyz Climbing Club Gym

Madmonkeyz Climbing Club 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. Rocky Basecamp Tebrau City, Johor

Rocky Basecamp Tebrau City

Rocky Basecamp Tebrau City

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

11. Project Rock Penang

Project Rock Penang

Project Rock Penang

Penang now has even more to offer beyond its amazing food and George Town..introducing Project Rock Penang. What this gym promises is great workout and not forgetting a great community to support and grow the passion for climbing.

You can always reward yourself after a great rock climbing workout with some amazing penang laksa and hokkien mee. What a good incentive go to climnb!

Project Rock Penang, 1st Floor, 20 Lebuh Lembah Permai 4 Tanjung Bunga, 11200 Penang, Malaysia

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.

Want to experience natural rock climbing around Asia? Find out more where are all 7 of them.

Cheers!

 

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5 Comments

  • Reply
    Peter
    February 14, 2018 at 3:09 pm

    Good writeup.
    I think you may ve missed out rocky basecamp.

    https://m.facebook.com/RBCTebrauCityOfficial/

    • Reply
      Lydiascapes
      February 14, 2018 at 4:54 pm

      Thanks for sharing Peter! Sure, we will definitely love to include it. Keep you posted once we do.

  • Reply
    Climber
    March 28, 2018 at 9:40 pm

    Maybe you should include the first indoor bouldering gym in Penang called Projectrock as well 🙂

    • Reply
      Lydiascapes
      March 29, 2018 at 3:03 pm

      That’s awesome! Looks like Penang is going to have a great workout place amidst the great food options;D
      Will be glad to include it as well:D

  • Reply
    Sue Slaght
    July 6, 2018 at 3:10 pm

    It looks like indoor rock climbing is really taking off in Malaysia. It is very popular here in Calgary likely because we have so much outdoor climbing nearby in the Rocky Mountains.

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