The Best Indoor Rock Climbing and Bouldering Spots That Fitness Influencers Visit

The Best Indoor Rock Climbing and Bouldering Spots That Fitness Influencers Visit


From models to fitness enthusiasts, these are the rock climbing and bouldering gyms that influencers frequently visit

There are endless ways to keep active in the Philippines, from doing water sports to exploring nature. Embracing an adventurous spirit while maintaining your health can be even more fun with rock climbing and bouldering. In case you didn’t already know, rock climbing is the sport where you climb up and down natural rock formations or indoor climbing walls using gear like harnesses, ropes, and slings. Bouldering, on the other hand, is a style of climbing you do without such gear but close to the ground so you can safely land on the crash pad if you fall. Both are activities that are steadily growing more popular among adults for their wellness benefits, so if you’re looking to hop on the trend, then this list is for you. We’re including in this list the top trending indoor rock climbing and bouldering destinations that even influencers post about.

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The Upper Deck

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The Upper Deck is a one-stop sports center for all things sports, fitness, and wellness. Among their inclusions is the Edge Climb Gym where you can climb as high as 70ft. You can find the gym in Pasig, making it a great pastime in a prime location. Some popular personalities who have done climbs at Edge Climb Gym include Martin Javier, Jackie Go, Christi McGarry, Jamenea Ferrer, and Angeline Gervacio.

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Climb Central Manila

Located in Mandaluyong, Climb Central Manila is another popular indoor rock climbing gym. From families to pro athletes, many visit to do bouldering, top rope, auto-belays, and lead climbing for fun or training. They’ve secured the participation of figures like Abby Cruz Ramos, Rufino Herrera, and Abby Tabladillo.

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Power Up Climbing Gyms

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At the forefront of the discussion of indoor climbing gyms, Power Up Climbing Gyms is a staple since it has a wide reach, with branches in Alabang, ROX BGC, Centro Atletico, and Tandang Sora. Through its community of climbing enthusiasts, you can also join in on outdoor expeditions. At its Alabang branch, in particular, you have digital creators like Doris Cheong and Donna Erno as clients.

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Bouldering Hive

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Last but not least is The Bouldering Hive, the go-to bouldering gym in Makati. But, like the others, The Bouldering Hive also takes its community out on outdoor trips after enough training. Many athletes, fitness influencers, and content creators go out to this gym to test and train their strength and problem-solving skills, including people like Karl Bautista, Cyrene Morales, and Bethany Talbot.

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That said, don’t feel limited to the gym branches in the Metro. You can go out to Bacolod for Power Up Rock Outdoor Center or join climbing communities for outdoor expeditions, such as the Cebu Rock Climbing Community and Benguet Rock Climbing Community. Just make sure to get your training in indoor gyms so that you’re ready to take on natural rock formations without fear of falling or major injury.

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