Tired of touring museums, cultural complexes and even mosques in Kuala Lumpur? Why not engage in other kinds of activities that are extremely exciting and fun to do with others? Your Kuala Lumpur vacation need not be all about visiting tall buildings with great structure, gift-shopping in huge malls and sight-seeing at top attractions. Yes, why not go rock climbing in Kuala Lumpur?
Rock climbing in Kuala Lumpur is one of the top activities you can do with your friends and family. There are outdoor and indoor kinds and walls and gyms that are ideal even for beginners. Following are some of the facilities offering rock climbing in Kuala Lumpur.
INDOOR ROCK CLIMBING VENUES
- Camp 5. Located at the 5th florr of One Utama Shopping Centre in Bandar Utama, Petaling Jaya, the Camp 5 is Asia’s largest climbing gym. It’s also the most popular in Kuala Lumpur. It has a 24-meter high glass building with sections for beginners and more experienced climbers. It has a huge boulder cave, a lead wall, auto belay walls and free-standing boulder blocks. It is open from 2:00 P.M. to 11:30 P.M. on weekdays and 10:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M. on weekends.
- First World Hotel / Theme Park. Located at Genting Highlands, the Theme Park at the First World Hotel offers indoor climbing walls for the whole family. The whole surroundings of Genting will make your climb all the more fun and adventurous.
- MadMonkeyz Climbing Gym. Located at Jalan Metro Wangsa, the MadMonkeyz Climbing Gym has walls for climbing as well. It offers bouldering and movement training to all levels of climbers. It is highly accessible by public transportation and is open daily.
OUTDOOR ROCK CLIMBING VENUE
The most popular and the most exciting outdoor rock climbing venue in Kuala Lumpur can be found in Batu Caves. Composed of several caves collectively called Batu Caves, it is a famous destination for many tourists. It has limestone rock formations that make it an exciting point for climbing too.
There are more than 160 climbing points at Batu Caves and you’ll need a guide with you to take you at each and every point that’s available to the public. The routes are dispersed in different parts of the caves. But although the routes can be easily accessed because most of them have crags that start from the ground level, the climbs are said to be difficult even for experienced climbers. Alternately, you can climb the limestone hill of the Batu Caves temple. Climbing the wall is free of charge so make sure you also have climbing equipment with you because nobody’s going to provide it for you at the Caves. There are numerous companies renting climbing equipment so you don’t really have to invest a lot of money if you’re just going to give the sport a try.
So, whether you think indoor climbing will do or you’re more geared up towards more difficult climbs and outdoor climbing points like what the Batu Caves offer, you will surely enjoy rock climbing in Kuala Lumpur.