@ Climb Central at Kallang Wave Mall (nearest MRT station: Stadium)
We were checking out the new Kallang Wave Mall just next to the awesome new National Stadium when we spotted a rock climbing wall towering 3 floors right in the middle of the shopping mall.
The climbing facility is owned by Climb Central. They held a lucky draw as it was their opening month, we like any self-respecting Singaporean (:P) participated in it and were super blessed to be picked for free passes! Yay!
For first-timers (like us!), the walls definitely looked intimidating and we wondered how high our muscles (if they were even in us) could take us. But then we saw some little kids like 9 years old climbing bravely and effortlessly – there was no excuse for us. The staff at Climb Central were great to give us tips to climb the right way so that we could use minimum effort for maximum climbing fun. They took us on a short briefing tour and covered the auto-belaying system which are fixed for walls one and a half floors high. So basically you clip your harness to the system, start climbing, once you reach the top, you just let go – and pray that the system works perfectly to bring you down safely. 🙂
For a more challenging climb, you’re supposed to climb using the same-coloured pieces jutting out of the wall, but obviously for us that didn’t happen. The objective was to get to the top, right? Lol~
There are no high mountains to trek or steep cliffs to scale in Singapore, but we are glad to have man-made rock walls across our island to work those muscles. Check out these places to rock climb!
160 Paya Lebar Road
#02-07 Orion @ Paya Lebar, Singapore 409022
Onsight Climbing Gym
100 Guillemard Road, Singapore 399718
Contact: +65-6348 8272
60 Tessensohn Road
48, Toh Guan Road East,
#05-153 Enterprise Hub,
The Rock School
850 New Upper Changi Rd
SAFRA Adventure Sports Centre