Whether it’s too hot for hiking or you’re looking for a new activity that works out your entire body, look no further – indoor rock climbing and bouldering is going to be your newest hobby! No matter your fitness level, there are routes and courses for everyone, and with the growing popularity, there is definitely one near you. So grab a friend and check out this comprehensive list of climbing and bouldering gyms in Hong Kong!
Hong Kong Island
Attic V Climbing Gym — Wong Chuk Hang
Open since 2015, Attic V is one of the popular gyms for beginners and experienced climbers alike. Since moving to their new location, Wong Chuk Hang, they have higher and wider bouldering walls, as well as a large training area with the latest equipment. Changing their routes regularly, they ensure that no matter your age, size or ability, you have exciting and suitable challenges. In addition to their daily rates (HK$150 for adults and HK$120 for kids) and monthly packages that can be shared amongst friends, Attic V also hosts classes to help those looking to improve technique and gain confidence on the walls. You can also host parties there – for birthdays, team building or just general fun!
Attic V Climbing Gym, Shop E, Derrick Industrial Building, 49 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Wong Chuk Hang | +852 3101 2918
Verm City — Quarry Bay
A favourite amongst kids and adults alike, Verm City is a must visit for climbing enthusiasts. Their Clip N’ Climb zone is designed to be an amusement park meets rock climbing and while it is great for kid’s birthday parties, we older folk definitely enjoy it too. The session pass is HK$250, which includes about two hours of climbing as well as the mandatory safety briefing. If you are looking for something a bit more challenging, their astounding 18,000 square feet of wall-to-wall climbing is one of the biggest in Hong Kong. They offer beginner 101 classes or day passes (HK$250 for one lesson) as well as private training (HK$700 for one hour), putting safety first!
Verm City, 4/F, Kodak House 1, 321 Java Road, Quarry Bay | +852 2560 8128
Keep Climbing — Sheung Wan
Perfect for those looking for a quick workout during lunch time or after work, Keep Climbing is conveniently located in Sheung Wan. While relatively smaller than other gyms here, it has an exceptional community feel amongst regulars. Routes are changed regularly, so you should definitely get their monthly or annual pass if you’re looking for regular workouts. They also offer all-day passes for adults starting at HK$150 and for students starting at HK$100, if you’d rather just try it out before committing.
Keep Climbing, Unit 6, 2/F, Wayson Commercial Building, 28 Connaught Road West, Sheung Wan | +852 3619 7166
Campus Climbing — Jordan
Known as the “petite” bouldering gym, Campus Climbing is great for those looking for an intro session at a great price! First-timers need to book through their Instagram account, and can get discounted packages with a day pass and shoe rentals for just HK$150. Their walls are peppered with routes for those of all levels, and frequenters enjoy the family-like vibe, with rope climbing walls for kids and board games for those taking a climbing break! They also sell cute Campus t-shirts, so be sure to preorder yours before going climbing.
Campus Climbing, 1/F, Jade Suites Podium, 600 Canton Road, Jordan | +852 9010 7250
Project_Climb & Boulder HK — Kowloon Bay
Another conveniently located climbing gym, built with German-made Polytalon, is Project Underscore. In addition to basics for children, introduction to bouldering and private coaching, they also offer consultations for indoor climbing wall constructions/maintenance/inspection and repair. Wanting to nurture the passion and enthusiasm for climbing by providing a space for climbers to work towards their respective goals in the field, they offer both day passes (HK$200) and monthly subscriptions (HK$720). They also partner with yoga instructors to offer classes inside the gym, to help climbers tone and build their muscles for optimum use when climbing!
Project Underscore, Room 11, 2/F, Metro Centre (I), 32 Lam Hing St, Kowloon Bay | [email protected]
The Player Climbingym — Lai Chi Kok
Located just 5 minutes away from Mei Foo MTR station, The Player Climbingym boasts over 10,000 square feet of bouldering walls with a wide range of routes for all levels and a top rope wall which is 4.5 meters high. And if you want to get your kid into climbing early, The Player has a comprehensive kid academy where they don’t just help young learners build strength and agility, but also create joy and resilience! Children as young as four can join the trial (HK$280 for an hour) or climbing course (4 classes for HK$1064). Adults can also join in on the fun with day passes starting at HK$288 or monthly passes for HK$798.
The Player Climbingym, 6B & 6B1, The Upper Ground Floor of Lai Chi Kok Bay Garden, 272 Lai King Hill Rd, Kowloon, | +852 6380 0112
GoNature Climbing Gym — Kwun Tong
In addition to bouldering, lead climbing and top rope climbing, GoNature Climbing also has abseiling which is a rope descent activity. They also offer mountaincraft courses which include learning to use mountaineering equipment such as maps and compasses and how to commune with nature. The 6,500 square meter wall has over 100 climbing and bouldering routes, with training for beginners, experienced mountaineers and even parent-child climbers! Day passes for adults start from HK$188, with monthly packages available from HK$698. Their day activities including rock climbing, abseiling or mountain craft last about 3-4 hours and can host up to 20 people. With a ton of fun, short activities, this is a definite go-to for all your party purposes!
GoNature Climbing Gym, Unit C2, G/F, Wing Hing Industrial Building, 14 Hing Yip St, Kwun Tong | +852 3563 7156
YMCA King’s Park Centenary Centre — Yau Ma Tei
The highest outdoor rock climbing wall in HK, at a whopping 18 meters high, is located in the King’s Park Centenary Centre. It has 300 square meters of climbing terrain and 30 people can simultaneously climb one of their 15 routes which offer varying degrees of difficulty. It is outdoors, so maybe avoid peak summer times, but climbing enthusiasts should not miss this opportunity to experience “real” climbing, while still ensuring their safety with measures such as wearing harnesses and completing the YMCA’s Climbing Assessment first, to learn safety procedures for lead climbing and top roping. Walk-in fees start at HK$88 for adult members during non-peak hours, and up to HK$146 for non-members during peak hours. If your child is upset about not being able to climb with you, don’t worry – they have a mini indoor climbing wall designed for 3 to 5 year olds.
YMCA King’s Park Centenary Centre, 22 Gascoigne Road, Yau Ma Tei | +852 2782 6682
Hong Kong Climbing Park — Sha Tin
This new, one-of-a-kind climbing park in Hong Kong has a number of different areas to cater to people of all backgrounds. They have a 4.5 metre tall bouldering zone with over 50 routes which are changed regularly to cater to climbers needs. The training zone is perfect for those looking to build their arm, hand and finger strength before tackling the lead zone, which has glass ceilings to give the impression of being outdoors with all the comforts of the indoors! Finally, perhaps most exciting (other than their popular dining area) is the Ninja warrior gym! With 10 stages, it is the biggest in Hong Kong and will truly test your ability to be a ninja. Prices begin at HK$138 for one hour in one zone, and for an all-day access pass to all zones, you just need to shell out HK$268 on weekends! They also specialize in courses, be it introductory, certificate or regular, perfect for those wanting to take their climbing to the next level.
HK Climbing Park, Level 2, Belair Gardens Shopping Arcade Phase 2, 52 Tai Chung Kiu Road, Sha Tin | +852 3708 9075
With multiple locations across Hong Kong, including San Po Kong, Tuen Mun and soon to reopen in Heng Fa Chuen, Just Climb has plenty of options for those looking to try professional (or beginner!) bouldering. They have a number of different courses ranging from novice bouldering class (HK$398 for kids 12 years and above), their level 1 bouldering class (HK$1780 for a four class package teaching you the basic techniques) or even personalized private training (starting from HK$544 per class). They also organize competitive climbing events for various levels, if competition is what gets you going.
San Po Kong: Unit D, G/ F, Prince Industrial Building, No.706, Prince Edward Road East, San Po Kong | +852 3561 7868
Tuen Mun: 4 Kin Fat Lane , Tuen Mun, New Territories, Shop No.1, G/F | +852 2416 3968
Heng Fa Chuen: G09, Paradise Mall West, 100 Shing Tai Rd, Pak Sha Wan, Chai Wan | +852 HK 2416 3668
FAQ about climbing
The key difference is the height, with indoor and outdoor rock climbers scaling between 8 and 40m, while boulderers take on harder moves in just 4 or 5 meters. Moreover, the equipment differs. Bouldering uses crash pads and spotters, but climbing uses ropes, cams and bolts for safety.
In addition to bouldering, different types of rock climbing include free climbing, where climbers rely solely on their own bodies to complete a rock climbing route but can use ropes or aids for protecting against fall. Top roping is a beginner friendly, where ropes that run through pre-existing or placed anchors at the top of a climbing route whereas lead climbing requires a climber to anchor the rope to the rock as they climb upwards. Bouldering is a form of rope free climbing due to the lesser height. Finally, free solo climbing, is for the daring of heart and spirit that climb heights without any protection.
Solo climbing is done without the support of another person belaying, i.e. supporting you from below, and can be roped or unroped. Roped solo climbing, include top roping and lead climbing and is considered safe. Unroped solo climbing, such as free solo climbing is quite dangerous and can result in severe accidents or deaths. For the adrenaline junkies, deep water soloing, which is unroped climbing above a water body provides the freedom of soloing without the dangers as if you fall, you land safely in water.
Header image credits: The Player Climbingym