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Best Rock Climbing Gyms in Metro Manila for a Fun Workout

Looking for an exciting way to stay active? Try indoor rock climbing! The metro is home to a few fully air-conditioned climbing gyms where you can push your limits, build strength, and enjoy yourself. Whether you're a seasoned climber or a curious beginner, these indoor gyms offer diverse routes and cool spaces for a fun and rewarding workout.

A crowd of people inside Climb Central Manila.

Climb new heights in the largest air-conditioned climbing gym in Metro Manila.

Image Credit: Climb Central Manila

As the largest air-conditioned rock climbing gym in the Philippines, Climb Central Manila is the go-to for climbers of all levels. Its massive space features towering walls for top rope climbing, where a rope anchored at the top ensures safety. Experienced climbers can try lead climbing, where you clip the rope as you ascend. It also has an extensive bouldering area for rope-free climbing on shorter walls.

If you’ve never tried rock climbing before, Climb Central offers comprehensive intro courses (₱4,400 for a mixed group of adults and youths). Climb Central has something for everyone, from different routes for all skill levels to a bustling community hub. Expect a lively atmosphere, a diverse crowd of climbers, and the chance to make new friends who share your passion.

Bonus: Climb Central regularly hosts events and competitions, adding more excitement to your climbing experience. They also have a small shop where you can purchase climbing gear and accessories.

Address: Unit 02, The Portal, Mayflower St., Greenfield District, Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila 1552
Contact: +63 2 8721 8307
  • Monday to Friday: 1:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, Sunday, and Public Holidays: 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • First-Time Walk-In Entry (inclusive of registration fee and equipment set): ₱850 (Adults), ₱750 (Youths)
  • Regular Day Passes (excluding equipment): ₱650 (Adults), ₱550 (Youths)
  • Visit their website for a complete list of rates.

2. Power Up Climbing Gyms (Alabang Branch)

Woman climbing the Kilter Board in Power Up Alabang.

Power Up Alabang is an air-conditioned gym with top rope, bouldering, and the first Kilter Board in the Philippines!

Image Credit: Power Up Climbing Gyms Instagram

With several locations across Metro Manila, Power Up offers climbers convenience and accessibility. However, not all branches are air-conditioned. So, if you want to escape the heat, head to Power Up Alabang. It features a good mix of top rope and bouldering walls, making it suitable for climbers of varying interests and skill levels.

Power Up Alabang also has the first Kilter Board in the Philippines, a climbing training wall with light-up holds that guide you through various routes. The board offers endless problem-solving challenges and tracks your progress through a dedicated app.

Bonus: Power Up Alabang often offers special deals and discounts, making it a budget-friendly option.

Address: Space 3305 Festival Mall Expansion Festival Supermall, Filinvest Corporate City, Muntinlupa, Manila, 1781
Hours (Alabang Branch): Mondays to Sundays 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Fees (Alabang Branch):
  • All-Day Rate (excluding belay service and gear): ₱550 (Adults), ₱400 (Kids)
  • All-in-All Day (including gear and belay training): ₱700
  • Visit their Instagram page for a complete list of rates per branch.
A crowd watching a man bouldering in The Bouldering Hive.

Manila’s bouldering haven features a supportive community and constantly changing routes perfect for all levels.

Image Credit: The Bouldering Hive

If you’re interested in shorter climbs without ropes and harnesses, check out The Bouldering Hive (Bhive). This air-conditioned gym dedicated to bouldering features constantly changing routes and various angles and holds, so you never get bored.

The Bhive is known for its supportive and encouraging community, so it’s a welcoming place for climbers of all levels. The staff is knowledgeable and eager to help, making it an ideal spot for beginners to learn the ropes (or rather, the lack thereof!).

Bonus: The Bhive hosts regular competitions and events, allowing you to show off your skills and connect with the local climbing community. There’s also a cafe called The Bhive Bistro, serving a variety of food and drinks, including pizza, burgers, pasta, coffee, and more!

Address: Upper Ground Floor, Circuit Lane, Circuit Makati, Makati, Metro Manila 1207
Contact: +63 977 641 8645
Hours: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm daily
  • Off-peak (weekdays until 2 p.m.): ₱550
  • Day Pass (excluding rental shoes): ₱650 (Adults), ₱540 (Kids)
  • Visit their website for a complete list of rates.

Gear Up and Get Ready to Climb New Heights

Photo of rock climbing gear laid out on a wooden floor.

Gear up for your climb: invest in shoes if you plan to rock climb regularly.

If you’re planning to climb regularly, make sure to equip yourself for success. Most gyms offer rental gear, but investing in climbing shoes and a chalk bag can enhance your experience and performance. And don't forget to stay hydrated—climbing is a workout, after all! To maximize your progress and track your climbing journey, consider using a fitness app with features like workout logging, goal setting, and even route tracking.

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Stay connected and capture your rock climbing adventures with a Globe plan that fits your needs. Choose from Globe postpaid plans for unlimited data and calls or flexible prepaid promos. With the right climbing gear and connectivity, you'll be well on your way to staying cool while conquering new heights!

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