Singapore has kicked off 2019 with up to almost 20 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 12 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
Altidude Climbing Company ( Previous Climb Asend Gym)
Sarawak is known for its incredible outdoor beauty and gorgeous national parks. For those who have not been there, you can spot the incredible Semonggoh Orangutan in the national parks or wildlife reserves, one of the best climbers in the world.
Altidude Climbing Company – is one of the newest indoor rock climbing gyms in Malaysia that only opened on Christmas 2018. It has replaced Climb Asend previosuly located at located in Sarawak and has gotten a nice following of climbers who love the layout of the premise and keep coming back for me.
Reviews received are that they are great staff and service there, so look out for it!
No.2 & 3, Lower Ground The Hills, Interhill Place, No.8, Jalan Bukit Mata Kuching, Kuching, Sarawak Kuching, Malaysia
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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. 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
11. 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
12. Hangout Rock Climbing Gym
New gym brewing in Penang, stay tuned for more information about it;)
If you would like to head to the great outdoors and get your hands dirty on the rugged natural rock wall in Kuala Lumpur/ Perak or
5 Outdoor Natural Rock Climbing Schools and Shops
Look out for the awesome white eye monkeys peering at you along the way while you climb! They are commonly spotted in Malaysia and Thailand and are the cutest monkeys ever.
– Learning Adventures (Bukit Takun, Selangor)
If you want to learn proper techniques to abseiling, rope works and other rock climbing skills and outdoor survivor tools, this is the rock climbing school to visit. They will also conduct trips to Bukit Takun where you get to experience outdoor rock climbing on natural rock walls.
– Nomad Adventures (Gopeng Perak)
I love Perak for its waterfalls and whitewater rafting, and you can do it here at Sungai Kampar river in Perak. The rock climbing company is under Nomad Mountain School and its a great place to learn useful skills like abseiling and basic rock climbing belaying techniques and processes. Once you are done with that, you can practice your skills on these limestone cliffs!
– The Guide ProShop (Batu Caves Kuala Lumpur)
A climbing school that conducts 1 day rock climbing excursions and trips for beginners as well as experience climbers. They also have a rock climbing gear shop that you can stock up some climbing equipment for yourself!
– Verticale Climbing
(Batu Caves Kuala Lumpur)
Located in Sri Gombak area near the Damai wall, this rock climbing school and rock climbing gear shop knows all the best climbing spots and hunts at Batu Caves that is sure to satisfy and experience climber looking for some private guides. If you need to buy some equipment, you can also check with them if they have what you need.
– Oxbold Extreme Sports Malaysia
(Batu Caves Kuala Lumpur)
This shop is great to visit with rock climbing friends (experience/ inexperience) or in a big group of people. They are able to customize the private tours and pace of the tour to your needs, just ask and inquire!
So hence conclude all the 12 gyms and places to rock climb and boulder in Malaysia, as well as the 5 natural outdoor rock schools and shops if you want to try out the real rock. Do check all of them out and tell me how you find them.
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Where is your favourite gym or climbing spot in Malaysia?