Rock climbing and bouldering gyms have gained traction as a way to shake up your exercise routine.
It's an all-encompassing full-body workout that builds strength, endurance and gives you the mental challenge of navigating climbing routes like a puzzle.
You practice how you can manoeuvre grip-holds, manipulate where your body weight rests, and contort your body into positions where you can stretch that little bit further to reach the next handhold.
If climbing is an alternative sport or way you would like to get fit, then it's only imperative that you know the price guide to the climbing gyms in Singapore to decide where you want to train.
Let's take a look into the costs involved behind this sport.
Climbing is a sport that requires you to rent equipment. If you're doing top-rope climbing, you'll need to rent a harness and climbing shoes.
If you're bouldering, only the shoes are required. Socks are required when you are wearing rented shoes and some gyms offer socks for rent as well.
Optional equipment includes climbing chalk and belay devices which can be purchased. However, beginners or leisure climbers generally do not require these items.
COURSES AND CERTIFICATION
Particularly for top-rope courses, rock climbing certifications may be part of the costs involved.
Common courses that individuals join include the Singapore National Climbing Standards (SNCS) courses ranging across 3 levels certified by the Singapore Mountaineering Federation and the Assisted Belay Device (ABD) certification.
Course prices usually range from $10 for ABD certification and from $70 for SNCS certifications. These courses are also offered only at selected gyms.
Rates for climbing classes are usually priced according to:
- Day passes
- Set packages (usually in packs of 10 classes, 15 classes, 20 classes)
- Monthly membership
Some gyms also offer concession rates for youths, parent-child purchases, or entry during off-peak hours.
Do note that some gyms have certain exclusions to sharing passes in a package, while others are non-transferrable once purchased under your name.
Rates: $24, $16 (Youth)
Packages: $100 (5 Passes), $180 (10 Passes), $80 + $100 (Monthly + Initiation Fee)
Rentals: $5 (Climbing Shoes), $2 (Socks), $1 (Lock Rental)
Opening Hours: 10am - 1030pm (Weekdays), 10am - 9pm (PH / Weekends)
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Rates: $24, $16 (Youth), $14 (Child), $30 (Parent-Child), $12 (Early Riser)
Packages: $180 (10 Passes), $130 (1 Month)
Rentals: $5 (Climbing Shoes), $3 (Chalk Bag), $2 (Socks)
Opening Hours: 12pm - 1030pm (Mondays), 730am - 1030pm (Tuesday and Thursday), 10am - 1030pm (Wednesday and Friday), 9am - 8pm (Weekend)
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Packages: $135 (5 Passes), $250 (10 Passes), $148 (Monthly)
Rentals: $5 (Climbing Shoes), $3 (Chalk Bag), $2 (Socks), $2 (Towel Rental)
Opening Hours: 5pm - 1030pm (Monday), 11am - 1030pm (Tuesday - Friday), 9am - 9pm (PH / Saturday), 9am - 5pm (Sunday)
Z-VERTIGO BOULDER GYM
Rates: $15, $10 (Student), $7 (Child)
Packages: $120 (10 Passes)
Rentals: $5 (Climbing Shoes)
Opening Hours: 12pm - 10pm (Weekdays), 10am - 8pm (PH / Weekends)
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Packages: $180 + $100 (10 Passes + Initiation Fee), $120 + $100 (Monthly + Initiation Fee)
Rentals: $15.90 (Monthly Shoe Subscription)
Opening Hours: 10am - 11pm (Monday - Friday), 10am - 9pm (PH / Weekends)
OYEYO BOULDERING GYM
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Rates: $16, $10 (Student, before 5pm), $12 (Kid), $25 (Adult and Kid). One time registration fee of $10.
Packages: $70 (5 Passes), $120 (10 Passes), $220 (20 Passes), $98 (1 Month), $238 (3 Months), $398 (6 Months), $698 (12 Months)
Rentals: Not stated. Shoe rental included in first-time visit.
Opening Hours: 1pm - 11pm (Monday, Thursday, Friday), 12pm - 11pm (Tuesday and Wednesday), 10am - 9pm (Weekends)
Rates: $17, $12 (Student)
Packages: $70 (5 Passes), $120 (10 Passes), $256 (3 Months), $430 (6 Months), $690 (1 Year)
Rentals: $5 (Climbing Shoes), $4 (Harness), $4 (Belay Device), $3 (Chalk Bag), $1 (Lock Rental), $1.50 (Retail Socks)
Opening Hours: 4pm - 10pm (Monday), 1pm - 10pm (Tuesday - Friday), 10am - 7pm (PH / Weekends)
GROUND UP CLIMBING GYM
Wall closure notice: Tomorrow's (Wednesday) top rope and auto belay lanes will be close between 12pm and 6pm. All high wall lanes will be open at 6pm onwards thereafter. Our boulder level 1 and 2 will be open during our regular gym operating hours 12pm-11pm. #groundupclimbing #groundupsg
Rates: $15, $10 (Youth)
Packages: $120 (10 Passes), $70 (Monthly)
Rentals: $5 (Climbing Shoes), $3 (Harness), $1 (Belay Device), $2 (Chalk Bag), $1 (Lock Rental), $2 (Socks)
Opening Hours: 5pm - 11pm (Monday), 12pm - 11pm (Tuesday - Thursday), 12pm - 1030pm (Friday), 10am - 9pm (PH / Weekends)
CLIP N' CLIMB
Rates (up to 90mins): $18 (HomeTeam NS member), $22 (PA / SAFRA member), $25
Packages (10 classes): $126 (HomeTeam NS member), $154 (PA / SAFRA member), $175
Rentals: Equipment included in rates.
Opening Hours: 12pm - 9pm (Monday* - Thursday), 10am - 11pm (Friday, Saturday, Eve of PH), 10am - 9pm (Sunday / PH)
*Gym opens at 2pm on the first Monday of the month.
ONSIGHT CLIMBING GYM
Get festive and feel good at Onsight as we open up a new route this Christmas season! Treat yourself to a good workout by climbing your way to 150 minutes of moderate to physical activities (MVPA) weekly on the National Steps Challenge™! . Learn more about MVPA at bit.ly/nsc5-onsight! *T&C apply. @hpbsg #moveit150 #my10ktoday
Rates: $20, $15 (Concession), $25 (Adult and Child), $12 (Child)
Packages: $90 (5 Passes), $160 (10 Passes), from $80 + $100 (Monthly + Initiation Fee)
Rentals: $6 (Climbing Shoes), $3 (Harness), $3 (Belay Device), FOC (Chalk Bag)
Opening Hours: 11am - 1030pm (Weekdays), 10am - 9pm (PH / Weekends)
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Rates: $22, $18 (Youth), $28 (Adult and Youth)
Packages: $90 (5 Passes), $160 (10 Passes), $115 (5 Adult-Child Passes), $200 (10 Adult-Child Passes), from $60 + $100 (Monthly + Initiation Fee)
Rentals: $5 (Climbing Shoes), $3 (Harness), $7 (Shoes and Harness set)
Opening Hours: 11am - 11pm (Weekdays), 9am - 9pm (PH / Weekends)
LET EM' PLAY
Rates: Only package rates available.
Packages: $36 for 2 hours (Adults), $28 for 2 hours (Child), $38 for 1 Adult and 1 Child for 2 hours
Rentals: Harness and bouldering shoes rental Included in package price.
Opening Hours: 10am - 6pm (Monday - Friday), 830am - 830pm (Weekends)
THE ROCK SCHOOL
Rates: $28 (up to an hour)
Packages: $129 + $49 (Membership and Initial Fee + Monthly Renewal). Other packages available here.
Rentals: Included in price.
Opening Hours: Varies depending on class and booking.
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Rates: $25, $18 (Member); $16 (Under 21), $13 (Member Under 21)
Packages: $105 (5 Passes), $195 (10 Passes), $90 + $60 (1 Month + Membership Fee), $255 + $60 (3 Months + Membership Fee), $480 +$60 (6 Months + Membership Fee)
Rentals: $5 (Climbing Shoes), $5 (Harness), $5 (Belay Device), $5 (Edelrid Ohm), Socks ($2.50), $8 (2-Piece Bundle), $10 (3-Piece Bundle)
Opening Hours: 5pm - 10pm (Monday), 10am - 10pm (Tuesday - Friday), 10am - 8pm (PH / Weekends)
Rates: $22, $18 (Adult, Member); $14, $12 (Under 21, Member);
Packages: $185 (10 Entries)
Rentals: $5 (Climbing Shoes), $5 (Harness), $5 (Belay Device), $2.50 (Socks), $8 (Shoes-Harness), $10 (Shoes-Harness-Belay)
Opening Hours: Closed (Monday), 2pm - 10pm (Tuesday - Friday), 10am - 7pm (PH / Weekends)
CAMELOT @ SAFRA ADVENTURE SPORTS CENTRE
Make plans to get high this weekend at @safrayishun Adventure Sports Club where you can climb walls up to 25m, abseil, boulder and, if you make a private booking in a group of four and up, do a four-obstacle canopy walk (which ends in a flying fox, of course) ?? A day pass for public is only $16 (includes climbing and indoor bouldering, additional charges apply for other activities) ✨ #safrayishun
Rates: $8.60 (SAC Member), $10.70 (SAFRA Member), $16.10, $5.40 (Student Off-Peak)
Packages: $64.20 / $109.20 (SAC Member 10 Visits / 20 Visits), $85.60 / $154.10 (SAFRA Member 10 Visits / 20 Visits), $128.40 / $205.50 (10 Visits / 20 Visits)
Rentals: $3.20 (Climbing Shoes), $1.10 (Belay Device), $2.20 (Harness), $5.40 (Whole Set)
Opening Hours: Closed (Monday), 1pm* - 930pm (Tuesday - Friday), 9am - 530pm (PH / Weekends)
*Opens from 9am during school holidays.
This article was first published in Dollars and Sense.