Rock climbing walls in Shanghai

Three fun Shanghai climbing walls for all abilities

Indoor climbing is a fun way to stay fit. It's also quickly becoming one of the world's most popular sports, with its Olympic debut in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Check out these three spots and join the craze.

Pongo Climbing Gym

Pongo Climbing Gym has no rope climbing, just bouldering. That means 5-6 meter high ascents and soft, bouncy landings on a thick, no-seams crashpad. Routes are changed every month, well-geared for all skill levels and styles. All facilities, including changing rooms, are well kept but a bit ...

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833 Zhizaoju Lu

Rockdancing Climbing Centre (Hongkou)

Ten minutes’ walk away from Hongkou Stadium in a converted factory, Rockdancing echoes Hengyi’s young urban feel. The Skittles paint job and linear walls, however, feel notably more child-friendly (though both take kids from age ten). While you won’t run out of routes, the 1-D format ...

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128 Huayuan Lu

Shanghai Stadium Rock Climbing Centre

The rock climbing wall at the Shanghai Stadium is the highest and best indoor wall in China, though it barely qualifies as indoor, being on the very outer edges of the stadium (and thus chilly in winter). There are eight main walls, stretching up to 20m high, with two easy walls and then a ...

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666 Tianyaoqiao Lu