Tony Bubb getting started in Supercrack (5.12-) at...
Let's just get this out of the way up front: Singapore is NOT a climbing destination.
However, as Singapore is a frequent business destination and a travel hub where many of us have been stuck at one time or another, I figured we might as well put information on-line for those interested, or just stuck there by luck of the draw.
The only legal natural rock climbing in Singapore that is anything more than a sloping pebble is at a Wall called 'Dairy Farm' near Bukit Timah nature preserve. There, an old granite quarry lives out its days watching mountain bikers, day hikers, church groups and climbers spend their forlorn days wishing they lived in a country with better climbing, biking, hiking, etc... But none the less, making the best of what they have, in 90+ degree heat and 90% relative humidity.
Take an umbrella, chalk, and suitable clothing for the harsh heat and humidity.
Well, by plane. Once in Singapore, the MRT and cabs are the way to travel, and although cabs are much more expensive than the trains, they are still cheap by our standards.
One of the best climbs at Dairy Farm, and actually a good one by many standards. The climb is steep with big moves to good holds and would earn a few stars at most crags. The two cruxes are switching from left-tending to right tending in a steep section down low, then again perhaps a body-length from the top. Belayer and climber alike can enjoy a break from the sun and heat here....[more]Browse More Classics in International