Stay Active Stay Warm: Go Rock Climbing

Winter is a hard time to stay active in Shanghai. It gets dark early. It’s almost always cold. The air pollution is still up and down like a roller-coaster. Luckily there are some great options like Indoor Rock Climbing!

Indoor climbing is a great way to spend time with friends, while still being active. It’s also one of the few sports that people of all levels can do together, while allowing each person to be challenged.

There are two gyms in Shanghai opened by the group that I really enjoy. The people who work there are friendly, helpful and actually put effort into keeping a safe environment. (Overall, the indoor gyms in Shanghai still don’t compare to those you may be used to if you’ve climbed before in the states as far as quantity of climbs and use of devices such as auto-belays goes.)

Lessons are available and staff are generally able to help belay (hold the rope attached to your climbing harness while you climb).

HengYi Climbing Gym
HongKou Stadium Gate 21, Puxi,
Subway:
Hongkou Stadium Station Line 8/ Line 3
虹口区虹口足球场,东江湾路444号2楼, 近四川北路
Second Floor, Hongkou Football Stadium, 444 Dong Jiangwan Lu, near Sichuan Bei Lu , Hongkou district
Cost:
¥45 Adult; ¥35 Student; ¥5 Shoe Rental; ¥10 Harness Rental
If you’re going to come regularly getting a multi-punch card is a good deal. You can buy a 10-punch card for ¥350 (making each time ¥35).
Phone: 5696 6657
Open: 10am–10pm Daily
Website: hyclimbing.com
Has climbing and an upstairs workout space with some weights, grips and pull up bars to work out with.

JinQiao Sports Center, Pudong
金高路1777号近佳乐路(金桥文体中心2楼)

2/F, Jinqiao Sports Center, 1777 Jingao Lu
Subway: Taxi from North YangGao Station or JinJing Station, Line 12
Cost: ¥45 Adult; ¥35 Student; ¥5 Shoe Rental; ¥10 Harness Rental
If you’re going to come regularly getting a multi-punch card is a good deal. You can buy a 10-punch card for ¥350 (making each time ¥35).
Phone: 5015-7553
Open: 10am–10pm Daily

(Feature image from Pudong location)

 

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