And we were back at Clip ‘n Climb Singapore again!
After our first visit to Clip ‘n Climb, which ended with MF going in alone and me being half clueless about what was going on inside, we were invited back to Clip ‘n Climb – and this time, I could follow MF in to witness what went on inside the rock-climbing park! Here’s a quick video of our visit to get you warmed up.
The visit started with a safety briefing and we were shown how to put on our harnesses properly.
After the staff made sure that we were wearing our harnesses correctly, they taught us how to attach the carabiners. We were also briefed on all the safety protocols that we needed to abide by before (we had to shout, “Check Me!” and wait for a staff to check that we were clipped on securely before climbing) and after (we had to shout, “Watch out!” to warn the people below us that we were coming down) each climb.
We also learned that each wall had a difficult rating indicated by 1 (easiest) to 3 (most difficult) carabiners. And on top of just trying to reach the top, there were pointers on how you could go on to challenge yourself to make it more difficult.
Once we have completed our ‘training’, we were free to go around the park to try out the 19 rock-climbing walls available!
2) Big Cheese
4) Zigg Zagg
5) Twister Left
6) Caving Ladder
7) Speed Climb
9) Face to Face
10) Morse Code
11) Dry Ice
13) Tree Trunk
14) Spaghetti Junction
15) Cloud 9
16) Twister Right
(The difference between Twister Left and Twister Right is in the hand grip. Notice how MF is gripping the top of the spaces rather than the bottom in the photo below? This difference in the grip made Twister Right more difficult than Twister Left.)
18) Lightning Crack
MF had an AMAZING time at Clip ‘n Climb. He managed to get to the top of more than half the walls! He struggled with the 3-carabiner difficulty ones. And some of the 2-carabiner difficulty ones like Pixetron (the knobs were spaced too far for him to reach with his height) and Dry Ice (which required the use of ‘ice picks’ that he couldn’t understand how to use).
What I was most impressed by was how MF kept trying and trying those walls that he failed. For some of the walls, like Morse Code, he failed on the first attempt but after trying again, he succeeded the second time. And after he was told Triffid was the most difficult wall in the park, he insisted on trying anyway and kept at it for a few times – though eventually he never succeeded.
Compared to indoor playgrounds, Clip ‘n Climb was great for family bonding because parents could participate as well. In particular, the Face to Face wall could allow two climbers to climb up simultaneously facing each other. MF challenged his dad to see who could reach the top first, but with a handicap of course – he said daddy could only use the purple steps. LOL… And Speed Climb had a timing device which would allow you to challenge one another to see who could get to the top with the fastest timing!
And to make it more affordable for families to visit, Clip ‘n Climp allows immediate families (parent-child / siblings) to share their 10-climbs saver pass. Awesome.
For more information on bringing children to Clip ‘n Climb, do check out our post on “Tips on Bringing Children to Clip ‘n Climb“.
I would recommend Clip ‘n Climb to anyone age 4 and above in a heartbeat. But note that this activity may not be for every child. For e.g. MY didn’t dare to climb at all. He only did the bouldering – which couldn’t keep him occupied for the whole 90 minutes climb session. After like 30 minutes, he was bugging us to leave. I don’t think it’s a matter of age or size, because I saw a boy who looked smaller than MY happily climbing while I was there. You should know your own kids best, whether or not they would enjoy rock-climbing.
If your child is anything like MF, who has shown keen interest in rock-climbing, then this is going to be your child’s new favourite playground for sure!
We are giving away a pair of passes to 3 lucky readers to enjoy Clip ‘n Climb! To stand a chance to win, simply lock in your entries with the app below:
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Terms & Conditions:
- Contest ends on 22 December 2016 at 2359 hours
- Letter of redemption for the passes will be mailed to the winner. Neither Bumble Bee Mum nor Clip ‘n Climb Singapore will be responsible for lost mail.
- Redemption must be made by 31 Jan 2017.
Information on Clip ‘n Climb:
Address: Our Tampines Hub #03-03, HomeTeamNS Tampines, 51 Tampines Ave 4, Singapore 529684
Getting There: 15 min walk from Tampines MRT (EW2)
- Monday – Thursday (except first Mon of the month): 12noon to 9pm
- First Monday of the month: 2pm to 9pm
- Friday, Sat, School Holiday, Eve of Public Holiday: 10am to 11pm
- Sunday and Public Holiday: 10am to 9pm
|Clip ‘N Climb ||90 minutes experience |
|Additional Climb Time (+30 mins)||$4||$5||$6|
|Savers Pass (10 Climbs)||$126||$154||$175|
Contact Number: 6705 9410
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