INDOOR ROCK CLIMBING
TOP ROPE, LEAD, BOULDERING
Indoor rock climbing gyms are not anywhere close to the run-in-the-mill gyms you’d expect.
Indoor rock climbing gyms scream adventure, exploration, variety and a heap of fun.
No more repetition of sets, no more same-old treadmill, no more dull walls and colours. It’s a creative space for you to stimulate your mind and play to your heart’s content!
TYPES OF INDOOR ROCK CLIMBING
While some indoor rock climbing gyms in Singapore are huge and boast bouldering areas, lead climbing walls as well as top-rope walls, others are cosier bouldering-only gyms. Nevertheless, these homely climbing joints pride themselves on a diverse mix of routes that will keep you occupied for a long time.
Is the heat in Singapore too much to bear? Fear not, some of these indoor rock climbing gyms are equipped with air-conditioning to keep you cool and comfy.
WHAT'S INSIDE AN INDOOR ROCK CLIMBING GYM?
TOP ROPE, LEAD CLIMBING, BOULDERING
Step inside and you’ll immediately be greeted by colours and endless possibilities for play.
An indoor rock climbing gym can house a top-rope wall and/or a lead climbing wall as well as a bouldering area.
Top-rope and lead climbing walls can be as tall as 15 metres and line the perimeter of the gym, with the bouldering walls occupying the centre. Others may have a different layout. Regardless, indoor rock climbing gyms promote communal spaces for climbers to befriend one another and socialise.
MANY CLIMBING ROUTES
If you’re wondering, will I be climbing the same route all the time? No, of course not! There can be as many as 50 routes (or more!) in an indoor rock climbing gym. And these are 50 different routes of different styles, which means you will be challenged by different climbing techniques and ways of thinking and solving a puzzle. Every return visit to the gym can be a whole new experience and challenge.
You may not even want to follow a particular set of route when you climb. This way of climbing is called “Rainbow”. Like a rainbow with seven different colours, climbers who “rainbow” scale a wall by holding and stepping on different coloured tiles. Some climbers do this to warm up or warm down, while others do this to get more acquainted with the sport.