Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you would’ve heard of the latest fitness craze - climbing. Whether it’s bouldering at short walls or climbing top rope with a harness, this sport is easy to pick up and a great way to strengthen a wide variety of muscles.
If you’ve been meaning to try your hand at climbing, consider checking out these 5 bouldering gyms. Plus, these gyms have shoes and chalk for rent so you don’t need to invest in new gear. Yet.
Newbies, you’ll want to pay BFF Climb a visit - both their Bendemeer and Bukit Timah outlets are beginner-friendly with a wide range of routes to try out. They also have kilter and hang boards for those who want to train their resistance and finger strength.
They reset their walls weekly so you always have new routes to explore. And good news to those who stay in the East - BFF Climb is opening an outlet in Tampines soon.
Boulder Movement is another gym suited for first-time climbers. Most of the walls are shorter, so those who are deathly afraid of heights can reach the top comfortably.
They currently have 4 outlets around Singapore: Bugis, Downtown Gallery, Rochor, and Tai Seng. To book a slot, simply download the Boulder Movement app and pick your preferred timing and location. Easy.
Want to try a top out wall? Head to boulder+ at Aperia Mall or Chevrons to conquer some routes. The gym also features a 60° overhang wall for those seeking a challenge - be warned though, your abs and feet will ache after.
Veteran climbers, we’ve got you too. Boulder Planet features a competition wall, where pros can attempt to finish these difficult routes. Aside from those, you can also tackle the other routes of varying levels of difficulty.
And if you’re planning to upgrade your gear, Boulder Planet also has its in-house shop where they sell climbing shoes, chalk, and chalk bags from brands including E9, Evolv, and Tenaya Climbing.
You can get your money’s worth at Fit Bloc, located at Depot Heights and Kent Ridge. Expect to spend at least half a day here as there are tonnes of routes to try.
Facilities here are aplenty too. Besides the massive bouldering sections and high walls, you’ll also have access to the swimming pool, spin bikes, treadmills, sauna, and gym room - perfect for fitspo folk.