Being a country bountiful in outdoor attractions, climbing is an activity that has been around for years and enjoyed by people of different ages, coming from different backgrounds. It only makes sense that several indoor climbing facilities are set up around the metro to suffice the need for an accessible play area and training on days we have to confine ourselves to the city.
From north to south you’re bound to find a facility that caters to your needs, but a new player in this extreme sport industry offers fresh new technology that attracts both veterans and rookies in the climbing community. With approximately 750 sqm of wall space, Climb Central Manila is currently the biggest indoor air-conditioned sport climbing venue in the country, located right in the heart of Manila.
6. The ambience and environment
Climb Central Manila’s orange hue is immediately inviting—characterized by zest and stimulates activity and intensity. Upon entering the facility, my nerves were tickled and the fear of being a wall climbing rookie and a certified acrophobic was hastened with its warm and welcoming vibe. I can say that the relaxing ambience and naturally chill and fun vibe of the place calmed my nerves and converted it to a more excited version of me.
5. It’s beginner-friendly
What can you expect from the team members of a climbing facility? Only positive people who are lively, vibrant, and energetic. This is a huge factor when approaching a risky and unusual activity like wall climbing, where you’ve no choice but to leave your fate in the hands of a stranger.
Despite having no prior experience and for whatever purpose you walked in with, they’ll welcome you with open arms and take care of you from beginning to end. Their uber-friendly crew and rookie-friendly wall will make you fall in love with climbing easily. As all first-time visitors, you will get a 15-min safety briefing where you’ll learn everything there is to know about climbing.
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4. Fun fitness
Climbing began as a rugged outdoor activity but is now evolving into a lifestyle sport. After the initial payment, a maximum fee of Php 400 for an entire day really ain’t bad, right? The benefits of rock climbing to your overall wellness are a handful. You need to engage your full body mechanics and master the art of balance and control. It’s a great alternative to your usual fitness routine!
3. Variety and space
The moment you walk past Climb Central’s glass doors, you’ll find your eyes extending far across the depths of the spacious 750 sqm area, housing imported and brand new equipment with two floors of climbing goodness that I’d highly doubt you’d maximize even after an entire day. It’s also great that they change their routes and combinations every three months, which constantly challenges you and gives you a reason to come back again and again.
- A kiddie wall or up to 10m high using auto-belays and easy-to-use safety systems
- For experienced climbers, a 12m lead climbing wall and boulder area
- More than 45 climbing lanes for up to 100 climbers
2. Challenging and stimulating
It isn’t just fun and exercise. Aside from the physical workout that benefits you, climbing also tests you mentally and emotionally. The activity itself is never going to leave you idle. You’re constantly moving and thinking of your next step and strategizing the best way to ascend the wall.
At Climb Central Manila, have the option of choosing more advanced programs with the help of the instructors. You may also enjoy this as a group activity or team building for corporate events.
1. Its unique Auto-belay system
Climb central is the only climbing facility that offers this unique feature, which is really convenient. You can actually can go there solo and train on your own. Imagine the auto-belay system to be similar to a measuring tape that is pegged to the 10m finish line, where your rope feeds slowly as you climb and gradually elongates when you put weight on it when lowering down. It makes climbing even more accessible!
I’ve only climbed a couple of times and it’s still a constant mental battle every time I’m up against a wall. What helps is a community and environment like Climb Central Manila to help boost confidence little by little and enjoy climbing as a sport, exercise, or another thing off your bucket list.
If you’re up for a challenge and an intense workout, make your way to climb central, we might just see each other there!
‘’At Climb Central, we aim to make climbing accessible and dispel the myth that climbing is difficult or elitist.’’
-Halil Ngah, Founder Climb Central
Climb Central Manila
The Portal, Mayflower St, Greenfield District, Highway Hills, Mandaluyong City
Phone: (+02) 7348883 /0917 9135727
Weekdays 1am to 10pm
Weekends and PH 10am-10pm