The climbing movement has begun and has hit Singapore with a storm.
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 13 Bouldering Gyms that have marked their grounds in Singapore:
1. Climb Central ( 2 Outlets )
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 passers-by peering down over the ledges looking at you ‘circus-ing’ 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!
ANNOUNCEMENT: They have opened their 2nd gym in Novena to cater better to the northies and the CBD central working crowd better. So if you have always been looking for something
Climb Central Sports Hub | B1-01, 1 Stadium Place, Kallang Wave Singapore 397628
Climb Central Novena | Novena Square 238 Thomson Road #03-23/25 Singapore 307683
2. 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 northeast!
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 built 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 side note, 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
4. The Wonderful World of Boulder World Singapore
Paya Lebar peeps listen up, we can now deliver some parcels and climb some rocks as well;) Boulder World is located in Singpost Centre, just a short walk from the Paya Lebar MRT station, which is a key transit station between the east-west MRT line ( green) and circle MRT line ( orange).
Boulder World Singapore is currently the largest bouldering gym in Singapore and has close to a hundred interesting routes/ problems catering to beginners as well as the hardcore hustlers. Their ”Moonboard” is also a growing attraction and is always in demand.
Boulder World Singapore, SingPost Centre, Enrichment Zone, #01-205
5. 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
6. Move that BOul-D at Boulder Movement
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 in 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
7. Sighted at Onsight Climbing Gym
Competitive level standards? This gym has always been regarded as one of the top boulder gyms 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
8. Upside Boulders – The Promenade @ Pelikat
Am proud to announce that, there is now a new boulder gym within 10 minutes walk from my house! For northeasterners 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.
9 & 10. Rock School ( Tampines Hub/ 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.
The Tampines hub outlet has a 4.5m high boulder wall, the same supplier for world cup IFSC climbing and climbing gear by Black Diamond and Boreal. Much effort has gone into creating a quality climbing experience for serious climbers and beginners alike within a neighbourhood community.
The gym founders come from both sport climbing as well as Sports Science and youth development, hence the state-of-the-art climbing facility also provides a variety of programmes for first-timers and beginners, from exploratory sessions, fun and social experience to structured programmes designed to develop climbing techniques for fitness enthusiasts and novice climbers.
- Bedok Community Centre 850 New Upper Changi Rd, #01-06, Singapore 467352, p. 6242 2106.
- Our Tampines Hub, 1 Tampines Walk, #02-81, Singapore 528523
11. Bouldering in Singapore @ Yishun SAFRA
Last but not least would be SAFRA Yishun. A tard further to get to given it is 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 an intense workout.
Yishun Safra | 60 Yishun Avenue 4 Singapore 769027
12. O-Ye-Yo or more known as Oyeyo
Also another cute bouldering gym name, this cosy little ‘monkey’ gym Oyeyo 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
13. Get Fit at FitBloc ( Coming Soon in Dec 2018)
Stay tuned for more information about this new destination in Science Park!
Gorilla Climbing Gym – Closed Down 🙁
Love the name of this gym, definitely lives up to the ‘ape’ like behaviour of us boulderers swinging around on the walls.
Gorilla Climbing Gym 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 and air conditioned! 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.
One more bonus: It has a climbing shop as well, alternatively one can also invest on your first set of climbing gear buying it online on Amazon.
Gorilla Climbing Gym | 750B Chai Chee Road, #01-02 Viva Business Park
So hence conclude my post about the 13 top boulder gym in Singapore. So grab your climbing shoes and take your pick now.
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