Having started to get in rock climbing at least indoor rock climbing for the moment I have been trying out a few different spots for indoor rock climbing in and around Taipei, and here is what I have liked so far. These spots are in no particular order.
Civic Bouldering (市民抱石館 )
Price: 200nt, 100 for shoe rental, no time limit,
Location: 115台北市南港區市民大道八段552號 (No.552, Sec. 8, Civic Blvd., Taipei City, 11552 Taiwan)
Hours: Monday – Saturday 10:00-22:00
This place is really big and has lots of great routes to climb, also it has a clearly marked sign inside that lets you know which colors are the different difficulties of routes. This is something that not all of the places have, and some of the places don’t even follow a design. This place has the second best hours of all of the places on this list.
Xin Yi Sports Center
Location: 110台北市信義區松勤街100號( No.100, Song Qin Road, Xin Yi District, Taipei City, 110)
Hours:Monday – Sunday 6:00 – 22:00
The cheapest and quietest place at least during the week is the Xin Yi Sports Center, this place is not very big, but it has a decent amount of routes and some fun hanging climbs. As well this place has the best hours, it opens early and closes late! The biggest downside of this place is that there is no signage for describing the difficulties of the routes and the signage is fair at best.
Price: 250nt, student 200nt, shoe rental 100
Location: 111台北市士林區承德路四段261號(Cheng De Road, No. 261, Section 4, Shi Lin District, Taipei City, 111)
Hours: Monday- Friday 4pm-10:30
Saturday and Sunday 9am-9pm
This place is a little expensive especially if you are not a student, but it has something the others do not have much of, this place is meant for training. This place has lots of great gear and routes designed to train your rock climbing skills and practice much more bouldering than the other places. This place does not open till late during the week which is a real bummer.
STONE Bouldering Gym攀岩抱石場
Price: Weekday 200nt, Weekend 250nt unless a student then prices are 160nt and 200nt, Climbing shoes are 50nt
Location: 242新北市新莊區三和路58-12號(San He Road, No.58-12, Xin Zhuang District, New Taipei City, 242)
Hours:Monday – Friday 19:00 – 23:00
Saturday 11:00 – 21:00
Sunday 11:00 – 19:00
This is the biggest of all of the rock climbing gyms in and around Taipei, it is also at a fair price equal to or less than the other gyms mentioned above. However this place does not have very good week hours!
If you have also been to any of these places let me know your favorite place to indoor rock climb in Taipei.