Indoor Climbing Gyms

Taipei Climbing Gyms

T-Up Bouldering Gym Wanhua

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Description: Well run bouldering gym near Longshan temple station.
Offers: Bouldering(4m)

Location:
萬華區大理街149號

Phone: 02 2308 8250
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Hours: M-F 12pm-11pm, Weekends 9am-9pm

Pricing: Varies. See price list below.
Discounted memberships and Student prices are available and make things more reasonable.

Rating: ★★★★½ 

Notes: Very well run bouldering gym near Long shan temple. Great routes with great holds, updated regularly. Air conditioning. Good wall design. Open all day. All around solid.

Prices are even steeper than the walls, but going at late night or getting 套票 makes things much more reasonable.

STONE Bouldering Gym

Description:  The best all-around bouldering gym in Taiwan.
Offers: Bouldering(5m)

Location: 新北市新莊區三和路58-12號
Hours: Weekdays 7-11pm . Saturday 11am-9pm, Sunday 11am-7pm.
STONE is usually open on holidays, but hours are adjusted to Sunday hours.
Phone: (09)6300 4402
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Pricing: $200 per visit, $250 on weekends. Shoe rental $50
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Rating: ★★★★½ 

Notes: Well designed, with 5 meter high walls at all angles, good routesetting, good holds, and even a foot bath! This is a very well run bouldering gym, a great place to climb on fun problems and get strong!

A far out location makes this gym less ideal for dates and casual climbers but if you enjoy bouldering and have the time, STONE is definitely worth making the trek for.

Red Rock Bouldering Gym

Description:  A top-notch Bouldering Gym near Shilin Night Market.
Offers: Bouldering(3m)
Location: Basement of a carwash located at  承德路四段261號B1
Phone: (02) 2883 7591
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Hours: Weekdays 4-10:30pm . Weekends 9am-9pm
Pricing: $250 per visit

Rating: ★★★★½ 

Notes: Taiwan’s first gym with monochrome setting, this fairly spacious underground bouldering gym is run by experienced climbers and it shows in the competent setting, variety of wall angles, and superior training facilities including multiple campus boards, fingerboards, and even a Moonboard.

The wide variety of high quality holds, the colorful walls, the air conditioning(crucial for taiwanese summers) and water cooler set this gym apart from the pack.

Because of a 3m height and stiff setting, STONE and Xinyi are better choices for beginners, but for those able to climb silvers(V2-V3), Red Rock is as good or better than STONE.

Yonghe Sports Center Climbing Gym

Description:The biggest, baddest sports center climbing gym in Taipei.
Offers: Lead, Toprope (12m),  Bouldering(4.5m)

Address: 234, New Taipei City, Yonghe District, Yongli Rd
Hours: Tuesday to Friday- 1pm to 10pm, Weekends- 9am to 10pm, closed Mondays
Phone: 0905 657 107

Price: 9am-12pm $150, 1pm-5pm $180, 6-10pm $280
Hourly rates are also available – $80/hr during peak times(weekdays after 6pm, weekends after 1pm), $50/hr otherwise

Notes: A spacious gym with good setting. Both lead and toprope are represented, and even a auto belay. There is AC as well, making it a good choice for the summer.

Rating: ★★★★½ 


Neihu Sports Center Climbing Gym 內湖運動中心 攀岩場

Description: staffed by a pair of competent climbing instructors, this Sports center climbing center has a 15m tall outdoor wall, as well as a small but well maintained indoor bouldering section.
Offers: Sport Climbing & Top-Roping up to 15m, Bouldering up to 3m

Location: 台北市內湖區洲仔街12號
Schedule: M-F 6-10. Weekends 10AM to 10PM
Phone:02-26560052
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Price: Bouldering $50. Lead Climbing $150

Rating: ★★★★☆ 

Notes: We like this place, it’s one of the highest climbing walls in taipei and has one of the most wicked roof climbs we’ve ever seen! A recent change in management has brought competent climbing instructors, better maintained walls and holds, and even routesetting! There are routes here from 5.9 to 5.12, from pure vertical to heinous long overhangs.

Also don’t forget to check out the indoor bouldering section. Though small, there are a good number of taped routes here to challenge all levels of climbers.

Though we wish there were more angles, Neihu gets a solid thumbs up from us.

Civic BoulderGym

Description:  Civic Bouldering gym opened Spring 2013 on the east side of Taipei, run by the same people as Xinyi Bouldering gym
Offers: Bouldering(5m)

Location: Civic Blvd. Sec 8 #552 (close to Nangang Exhibition Hall station)
Hours: Monday-Saturday 10am-10:30pm, Sunday 10am-6pm
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Pricing: $200/day pass, Shoe rental $100

Rating: ★★★★☆ 

Notes: Civic is a spacious bouldering gym with a beginner, vertical section, as well as more overhanging terrain suitable for intermediate and advanced climbers to train on.

A recent improvement in routesetting makes Civic worth climbing at, especially for those who live on the East side of town.

Xizhi Bouldering Gym

Description:  Xizhi’s new bouldering gym
Offers: Bouldering(3m)
Location: Second floor of Xizhi Civil Sports Center Swimming Pool
新北巿汐止區忠孝東路9號
Phone: (02) 2567 3887
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Hours:
Tuesday through Friday 1pm-5pm, 6pm-10pm
Weekends 9am-12pm, 1pm-5pm,6pm-10pm
Pricing:
Weekday afternoons until 5pm: $150 regular / $120 students
Weekday evenings: $220 regular/ $190 students
Weekend mornings: $150 regular / $120 students
Weekends 1pm until close: $220 regular / $190 students

Rating: ★★★☆☆ 

Notes: A small yet spacious gym located nearby Xizhi train station. Amenities including ice-cold AC in the summertime and showers. Multi-faceted arch/island style boulder that’s very fun to climb, despite mediocre routesetting and lack of hold variety.

This is a good gym for beginners, but intermediate and advanced climbers can still get kick out of climbing here if they’re able to make their own routes.

Danshui Sports Center Climbing Wall

Description:Bring your own belay card, show it to the front desk, and you’re solid.

Climbing: Toprope, Lead(12m)

Location: Danshui Sports Center (新北市淡水區中山北路二段381巷2號)

Hours:  1pm-9:30pm  daily

Phone: (02)2626 1891

Fees:

  • $150. Please show your belay card

Thanks to “foreplay” for the photos!

Wanhua Sports Center Climbing Gym 萬華運動中心攀岩場

Location: 108 臺北市萬華區西寧南路6之1號

Offers: Lead climbing, Top rope, up to 8m.

Price: $150

Hours:

10am-10pm Daily

Rating: ★★★★☆ 

Notes: A short, yet full value climbing wall near Beimen. Routes here are short(8m) but well set, and pack a punch.

Thanks to Josh Hemond and Jeff Lin for photos!

Da Vinci Rock Climbing Gym(Beitou Sports Center)

Description: Tons of top rope climbing, and some lead.
Location台北市北投區石牌路一段39巷100號(Beitou Sports Center 2F)
Phone: 02 2823 7808
Offers:  Sport Climbing, Top-roping
Price: $150 each time.

Height: 10m
Hours: M-F 1pm-9:30PM, Saturday and Sunday 9am-7PM.

Notes: Formerly known as IDEA climbing gym, this gym has recently re-opened under new management. Currently belay tests are not being administered so you need to have a belay card from another gym.

Taipei Youth Activity Center Climbing Gym – Y17攀岩館

Description: Y17 is a moderately sized gym with fun, interesting routes.
Offers: Top-roping(12m), Lead Climbing(only when gym is not crowded)

Location:  100台灣台北市中正區仁愛路一段17號 9F (Taiwan Youth Activity Center building)
Hours: 7 days a week in periods: 9am-12pm, 1:30pm-5pm, 6pm-9:30pm

Y17 sometimes holds classes during daytime hours during which the gym is essentially closed for business. Call their number or check their calendar on facebook to see if they’ll be open when you plan to arrive.
Phone: (02) 2351-4078       ext. 1901
Pricing:  $170, pay at 1st floor front desk, hand your receipt to the desk at 9th floor climbing gym.

Rating: ★★★★☆ 

Xinyi Sports Center Bouldering Gym 信義運動中心抱石館

Description: Conveniently located near Taipei 101, Xinyi has some of the tallest bouldering walls in Taipei.
Offers: Bouldering(4.5m)
Location: 110 台北市信義區松勤街100號 7F
Phone:02-8786-1911
Hours: 2-5pm & 6-10pm everyday
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Price: $150/day – Pay at the first floor front desk before going up to the 7th Floor.

Rating: ★★★½☆ 

Notes: Xinyi is a convenient bouldering gym great for beginner to intermediate climbers.

High walls, challenging routes and  thick pads make it a good place to learn to climb better. In addition, the gym has quite a few angles and uses volumes generously to give depth to the terrain, making for some interesting routes.

One issue with the design of the gym is that since the entire gym is a climbing area, when the gym is crowded,  there’s no place you can really sit that is completely safe from falling climbers so keep an eye out.

Recently, the quality of the routes has been mixed, and there simply are not enough of them for a gym of this size. That and the lack of new routes makes it hard for us to give it a higher rating.

Nangang Sports Center Climbing Gym 南港運動中心攀岩場

Location115 臺北市南港區玉成街69號

Offers: Lead climbing, top roping, up to 9m

Price: $50! very cheap for top-roping/leading

Hours: 6am to 10pm everyday! ( Same as the Sports Center)

FYI:

-You must have a belay card from another gym in Taiwan. There is no resident climbing employee to instruct you, test you, or save your ass if you fuck up.

-We highly recommend going with an experienced climber if you are not one yourself. As noted above there is no resident employee to check your safety.

-Buy a ticket at the front desk before going to the 3rd floor-  You will need to sign in on the ssheet, and leave your info, with the last 3 digits of your receipt number.

Rating: ★★★☆☆ 

Wenshan Sports Center Climbing Gym 文山運動中心攀岩場

Location台北市興隆路3段222號

Offers: Lead climbing 9m, top roping   7m, bouldering  4m

Price: $135, $80 with Student ID

Description: Climbing here is possible, but not recommended.

Photos provided by Jeff Lin – thank you Jeff!



Hsinchu Climbing Gyms

iClimb 風城攀岩館

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Description: Possibly the largest climbing gym in Taiwan, iClimb is in Jhubei, Hsinchu County. Walls go up quite high to 16m, there’s a nice climbing shop with a good selection of equipment and books, and a bouldering cave.
Offers: Top rope & Sport (16m), Bouldering

Location新竹縣竹北市成功二街98號
Hours: Weekdays 10am-10:30pm. Weekends 9am-9pm
Phone: (03)6588588
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Price: $200 a day, discounted Memberships/punch cards also available

Rating: ★★★★½ 

Notes: By far the best gym in Taiwan we’ve been to, iClimb has 16m high lead climbing walls that go into a roof. Besides the lead area there is a bouldering cave as well as a shorter, top rope only section(the routes there go about 9m high).

The climbing shop attached has a good selection of gear, and a really good selection of climbing books, including Long Dong trad climbs, Rock Climbing Taiwan, and even copies of the hard to find Guanziling guidebook.

There is a truly friendly atmosphere here from the staff as well as the climbers, and it’s a great place.

The one con? No AC. The gym is awesome enough that we can look past it, but just.. be warned, it gets hot in the summertime!



Taoyuan Climbing Gyms

T-Up Bouldering Gym


Description
: A very large, very well designed bouldering gym on the border of Taoyuan and Hsinchu.
Offers: Bouldering(4-4.5m), Toprope/Lead(8.5m)

Location: Lane 99 No.20, Meigao Road, Yangmei District, Taoyuan
This part of Taiwan is not mapped correctly by Google, but clicking the address will lead you to the correct location.
Directions: Heading north on Meigao road, take first left, right after the bridge (There is a blue Chinese sign, as well as a pink T-up Bouldering Gym sign.)
Phone: 0922 389 869
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Hours: M-F 3pm-11pm, Weekends 10am-10pm

Pricing: Weekdays $280 or $230 after 8:30. Weekends $340 whole day or $280 per period(10-2,2-6,6-10)
Discounted memberships and Student prices available.

Rating: ★★★★½ 

Notes: T-up is currently the largest bouldering gym in Taiwan.

It features tons of climbing on great holds and walls in a comfortable and well thought out environment. The first floor features two sizable climbing areas as well as a corner dedicated to a 8.5m toprope wall. The second floor features world-class training facilities, a kid’s area, and a whole other climbing wall.

The routes here are fairly well set, and feature fantastic holds. Combined with the liberal use of volumes and variety of wall angles, this gym is worth the trek(and the price!) whether you live in Taoyuan, Hsinchu, or even Taipei.



Taichung Climbing Gyms

Shabby Factory 2

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Description: A new gym in Wuri District, around the HSR station.

Type of climbing: Bouldering(4m)
Address:台中市台中市烏日區健行路131號
(about 20 minutes walking from Chenggong train station)
phone:0919 175 471
Opening Hours:
Weekdays: 17:30 – 22:30
Weekends: 9:00 – 17:00

Prices:
Daily Pass $200, Students $160
10 day pass $1,500
Seasonal pass $3,000 ;Half year Membership $5,400; Annual membership $9,600
Student Discount: Seasonal pass $2,400 ;Half year $4,000; Annual $7,500

Rating: ★★★★☆ 


Note:
A sizable gym with a good variety of terrain – including Taiwan’s first slab wall. Lacks a super steep wall(though it does have a roof,) but this gym has fun climbing and decent routes – though not as many as we would like. Also – showers!

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B-Plus Bouldering Gym

Description:  B-Plus is Taichung’s new, spacious and well run bouldering gym.

Location: 982-1 Huanzhong Rd Sec.2, Xitun Dist. Taichung City407 
Offers: Bouldering(5m)
Hours: Tuesdays to Friday 6-11pm, Saturday 1pm-9pm, Sunday 1pm-7pm, Closed Mondays.
Phone: 0933-324381, 0933-324387
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Pricing: $200/day, Students $160/day
$3200/20 pack, Additional discount memberships available, please see facebook page or contact directly for details.

Rating: ★★★★½ 

Notes: Brought to you in part by the guys behind Taichung’s previous bouldering gym B1, all the holds from B1 and quite a few new ones have been brought to a new, much larger location on Huanhong road.

Routes are well set, the space is well designed. The second floor has a spacious lounge area with sofa. The changing area even has a shower!

Well recommended.




Ilan(Yilan) Climbing Gyms

YOY Bouldering Gym

Description:  Yilans long awaited, spiffy new bouldering gym.
Location: 宜蘭縣員山鄉深溝村深州路55巷33號
Offers: Bouldering
Hours: Weekdays 6-9:30pm, Weekends 9-12pm,1-5pm,6-9:30pm
Phone: 03-9232-760
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Pricing: $100/day





Hualien Climbing Gyms

Bonus Bouldering Gym

Description:  A bouldering gym near Hualien Train Station
Type of Climbing: Bouldering(2.5m)
Location:  花蓮市國民一街38號3F
Phone:0966 475 655
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Opening Hours:
M,T: 6pm-10pm
W:2pm-8pm
Th,F:6pm-10pm
Weekends by appointment(call or message by FB)
Price:
Regular: $220/day | Students: $150/day

30 tickets: $5,500 | Month Pass: $1,520 | Year Pass: $16,400

Shoe rental: $50

Notes: 
Not a huge place, but has a variety of angles to play on.
There’s a bathroom, chillout area, kitchen, bar, foot shower, and climbing books(yes in English too!). This space is also available to be rented out on the weekends for $3000 for 2 hours.

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Chiayi Climbing Gyms

Chiayi Climbing Association Gym – 嘉義攀岩協會岩場

Hours and Directions, please check out the informative picture:


Kaohsiung Climbing Gyms

Climbing & Life Inn

Description:A small climbing gym which is also a hostel.
Type of Climbing:  Bouldering, Toprope
Address高雄市鼓山區華夏路157號

Hours:

Monday,Tuesday,Thursday,Friday 15:00-23:00

Wednesdays, Saturdays 13:00-23:00

Sundays 13:00-22:00

Price:See Below

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Shoushan Junior High Climbing Wall – 壽山國中攀岩場

Location台灣高雄市鼓山區鼓山二路37巷壽山國中

Type of Climbing: Lead Climbing up to 15m, Bouldering

Description: Walls are built by Entreprises and of international competition quality. Has a Speed Climbing wall, as well as a separate bouldering area.

Covered from the Rain: Yes

Hours:Weekdays 6:30pm-12 midnight. Weekends “all day”, although on weekends, it’s best to check with Microrock before going to make sure people will be there.

Pricing: $100 per time, or  Membership(half year) – Contact The MicroRock climbing club as per below!

Notes: This wall is maintained by Microrock Climbing Club and you should contact them to use it. Because their main website is in Chinese, it may be wise to try sending a message to Steven Chen or Alec Lin on the MicroRock Facebook group

Photo credit EP Taiwan