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Kinetics Climbing is Singapore’s newest indoor bouldering and climbing facility.Their clean and spacious rock climbing area is specifically designed for quality bouldering. They also provide a dedicated and safe environment for top roped climbing for both beginners and experienced climbers.
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Climbing to Greater Heights
I have been climbing for 2 years now, and patronize the bouldering gyms around Singapore quite frequently. Kinetics is my favourite gym thus far for bouldering purposes. On a superficial level, it is one of the cleaner gyms. It is also air-conditioned, which makes for a more comfortable climbing environment.
As a climber, what indubitably draws me to Kinetics is their wide range of challenging and unique problems. I immensely enjoy how their problems constantly nudge me to think beyond the conventional, forcing me to employ various climbing techniques in unorthodox ways. Also, the masterful incorporation of volumes into their various boulder problems make climbing here a very pleasurable experience.
My only gripe would be that climbing here would seem a little pricey. For a day pass, guests pay $16 and members pay $11. Then again, you get to stay in the gym for as long as you want to. Moreover, these prices are pretty standard for the various climbing gyms in Singapore.
Great First Climbing Experience for Kids
The year-end school holidays: It's either YAY (if you're a child) or UH OH (if you're a parent). So what's a mum with two kids to do if she runs out of ideas (and energy), but the holidays are far from over? She ropes in 5 other mums and together, they pack their kids off for Climbing Camp! Well ok, it was just for 2 hours.
The website said "$15 for non-members and $10 for members". So we were sold. But that didn't include gear and assistance. So for $33 each, we signed the kids up for a private session which came with an instructor, and climbing equipment for all of them. In total, we had five 5-year olds and one 4-year old.
If you're thinking that little kids can't climb, think again! They got their gear on, listened to instructions and up they went, as naturally as lizards on the living room wall.
Did they enjoy it? Yes. Did they sleep well that night? Oh yes.
As a former amateur climber who's scared of heights (yes, we're a rare species, but we exist), I'll be honest and say that there's no view when you reach the top. Because it's a rock wall in an industrial building. But as a mother of young children, I'm very glad that it's an indoor facility with one entry and exit point, and the wall is situated right next to it, so we can always keep an eye on the door to make sure the kids don't go out for a walk on their own.
Bookings are necessary for private groups, and be punctual. Actually no, be early so that you can get your gear on and enjoy a full 2-hour climbing session. Here's another tip: There's a toilet at the facility. Use it before you get your harness on.
Warning: if you're parent bringing your child for a climb, the urge to belt out Queen's "We will rock you" will be very strong.
Clean, fun and diverse
I'm an avid climber, and I've climbed at most of the climbing gyms in Singapore. Kinetics is the cleanest gym I've been to! Your arms and legs do not feel grimy even when you sweat, and the air conditioning is light, not too cold that your fingers can't hold on to the tiles properly, and not too hot that you perspire excessively. Plus, the air conditioning does not make the tiles slimy unlike in other gyms.
Their strict "no climbing without shoes" policy prevents the tiles from getting dirty. The service there is excellent, as I've seen the staff working with many clients before. Newcomers need not feel afraid as the staff are really helpful and friendly.
Kinetics also offer a wide range of boulder problems, fit for both beginners and experienced climbers. They also have many different surfaces such as roofs and slabs. However, their highwall section is quite short, as it is mainly for children.
All in all, I would definitely recommend this climbing gym. Even if you're not a climber, Kinetics is a great place to pick up the sport and learn something new.
Air-con climbing area!
Quite a different experience for leisure climbers like me! One friend brought us to Kinetics and we were surprised that it was air-conditioned! Call us swakus but it was definitely a refreshing experience to be able to exercise, and at the same time, minimize the possibility of breaking out into a huge sweat with every move you make.
I have no complaints about the facilities, except for the fact that the area is pretty small. Usually when my friends and I head down about 7ish, it's already super packed and quite impossible to climb and fall freely. Plus it's about $19, so we would want to make our money's worth by having some good fun by climbing!
Other than that, no complaints! would visit there again definitely. :)
Kinetics climbing offers one a first-class climbing experience. Maybe because it is new, it is nearly empty sometimes. Yet, its bright lighting gives a place a cheerful feel, and the mahogany walls make it very cosy. I was so at home there that I could watch a mobile movie with my friend while climbers boulder around me.
Its cave –like bouldering wall makes it easy for you to look to how people climb and perhaps that is the reason why the climbers who patronise the gym are always so friendly. I would be trying on a problem set there and a climber might come up and offer me a different way of doing it.
It’s inclusive design making climbing an interactive experience for amateurs and experienced climbers alike too. On days when it is busy, there would be middle-aged couples trying out simple problems alongside young, competitive climbers.
Definitely a place for one to try out rock climbing in a safe and comforting environment.
Climb in comfort!
I used to wonder where to go for an adrenalin rush or something competitive to do. But it wasn't easy as I preferred the indoors away from the sun. Lucky I found out about Kinetics Climbing - a place you could rock climb in the comforts of an air conditioned room! Located at Paya lebar, it offers beginners to advance rock climbing courses suitable for amateurs and pro climbers. They even provide junior courses suitable for the kids. Their friendly instructors makes the place a very fun place to be while you sweat yourself out during a vigorous exercise.
The rock climbing walls have stages where you can go for the fairly easy ones to the difficult ones. My only criticism is that you won't be able to go very high and there are no views for you to see while you are up there cos after all its in an industrial building. Guess it is suitable for those who have a fear of heights but wish to do something fun and challenging. Enjoy!