It is more than just a sport, it is a community.
So, everyone knows rock climbing…
But bouldering takes rock climbing to a whole new level. What is bouldering? Bouldering is a form of rock climbing on artificial rock walls without the use of ropes or harnesses.
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Projecting, to work on a boulder problem or route until you can finish it is a crucial part of developing as a climber. It is about committing to the possibility of success not only of the moment but in the future. If you find a project at BUMP Bouldering that you would like to work on in the long term, let our crew know about it and we’ll get the word to our routesetters to try to keep them around longer! #climbatbump #bumpbouldering #climbing #bouldering #climbinggym #fitness #fitnessmalaysia #jayaone #reachanewhigh
And Sevenpie got the privilege to visit Malaysia’s largest bouldering gym right here at the heart of PJ – BUMP Bouldering!
BUMP Bouldering is a newly opened bouldering gym located at Jaya One, PJ.
If you’re keen to explore bouldering or still looking for a gym to go to, we’ve got 8 reasons why BUMP Bouldering should be your go-to.
1. First In Malaysia
BUMP Bouldering is the first of its kind to combine “sports” with “lifestyle”. With an in-house café, you can visit BUMP Bouldering to have your coffee fix, or just chill and watch people bouldering! “It is a great opportunity to expose the bouldering community to the public”, said Zhao, the Managing Director of BUMP Bouldering.
2. Diverse Route-Setting Every Week
One of the main things BUMP Bouldering takes pride on is you’ll be able to notice the diverse range of route-setting as you enter the gym.
“At BUMP Bouldering, we want to accommodate to the needs of both beginner to high-level climbers”, said Zhao. You’ll be able to find different categories of routes at BUMP Bouldering from beginner levels to the expert climbers. So hey, don’t be intimidated if you’re just starting out bouldering!
3. No-Texture Walls
This would challenge climbers to have more accurate footwork.
4. Workout Before Bouldering!
A fitness facility is available at BUMP Bouldering for you to do your strength training before moving on to climbing!
5. Mixture Of Wall-Steepness
At BUMP Bouldering, you’ll find various of walls with different steepness. The uniqueness of the wall design of BUMP Bouldering is in its mixture of difficulty levels at each wall so that both beginner and expert-level climbers can mingle together and share their knowledge with one another!
A training board that connects you the MoonBoard application with the use of LED to tackle specific problems you face in bouldering
7. A Total-Body Workout
Tackling minor muscle groups in your body, it is a great total-body workout. It is also a mental and emotional sport. “It is like a peaceful sport. Something like self-reflection,” said Zhao.
8. It’s A Community
You’ll be able to find a great bouldering community at BUMP Bouldering! More than just having fun, you’ll get to meet people who’re bouldering-lovers and hear their stories.
“Bouldering is more than just a sport. It is a community. When you’re climbing, people down there are cheering you on. We always watch out each other,” said Zhao, who also shared Bump Bouldering’s vision to build a larger bouldering community here at Malaysia.
You can get an all-day pass at RM32, weekdays and weekends, at Bump Bouldering. Or better yet, get the starter pack for only RM58 that includes chalk and shoe rental. For more information, check out their website here.
Location: Lot 1.051, Level 1, The School, Jaya One, 72A, Jalan Universiti, Pjs 13, 46200 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Operating Hours: 12:00PM – 11:00PM (Monday-Friday) | 9:00AM – 9:00PM (Saturday, Sundays & Public Holidays)