February 27 2023  |  Airlines & Airports

Rock-climbing attraction to open in Terminal 3 at Changi

By Jane Hobson

The family-friendly facility will have programs for climbers of varying skill levels

A new sport climbing attraction is set to open in Changi Airport as part of Changi Airport Group (CAG)’s ongoing effort to enhance the experience for passengers and visitors.

Climb@T3, managed by The Rock School (TRS) Singapore, will be located at Terminal 3 Basement 3. According to a press release, it will feature an 8-meter-high rock-climbing wall and a 12-meter-long boulder wall. The family-friendly facility will have both guided and free-and-easy programs for climbers of varying skill levels, from as young as two years of age to adults, and is scheduled to open on March 4.

Phau Hui Hoon, General Manager of Landside Concessions at CAG said, “At Changi Airport, we’re constantly looking for ways to delight our visitors and inject excitement into our offerings. Climb@T3 is the latest addition to Changi Airport's suite of leisure and entertainment offerings and will offer a fun and challenging experience to our passengers and visitors. We hope both new and experienced climbers will enjoy scaling new heights with us.”

Chong Zedong, Managing Director of The Rock School, said, “The Rock School is excited to partner with CAG in this initiative because we believe that with our 15 years of experience, Climb@T3, as a family-friendly facility, will be able to add to Changi Airport’s value-proposition of being a world-class icon and destination in itself.”

Climbing facilities

Climb@T3’s star attraction is the 8-meter-tall High Wall, spanning Basements 2 and 3. Constructed by the official wall provider for the 2020 and 2024 Olympic Games, the wall’s nine lanes are each equipped with state-of-the-art auto belay systems, which allow families and friends to climb together even if they do not know how to belay. Climbers can challenge themselves with over 20 different climbing routes to pick from, which will eventually go up to about 30 routes, with each ranging in difficulty from beginner to intermediate levels.

Also available is the 12-meter-long, 2.5-meter-high Boulder Wall, open for use by all climbers but built primarily for younger and budding climbers to hone their skills and build their confidence before they move on to the High Wall.

Programs for every type of climber

Climbers aged two and above who prefer a free and easy climbing session of up to two hours can opt for the ‘Climb and Play (Unguided)’ program. Children aged 12 and below must be accompanied by an adult. Those who prefer more guidance can opt for the ‘Climb and Play (Guided)’ program, where experienced instructors will spend an hour showing participants the ropes at the High Wall.

The Rock Tots program, designed for children aged two to six, is filled with activities and games aimed at helping children get comfortable with climbing and learn new movement types. This fortnightly one-hour Boulder Wall-only program will progressively challenge children both mentally and physically.

Programs for those with special needs are also available on an ad-hoc basis, and will be led by specially-trained staff. More programs, including TRS’ popular Step Up! Coaching Program for children that employs a sustainable coaching pedagogy developed by sports science and youth development professionals, will be added to the line-up in the future.

While visitors are welcome to bring their own gear, Climb@T3 also offers climbing harnesses and shoes for rent. Program bookings can be made at www.climbt3.sg.

Opening promotions

Opening promotions include Early Bird pricing of up to 30% off all packages purchased from February 28 to March 10, and promotional pricing of up to 10% off from March 11 until further notice. Both Early Bird and promotional packages include complimentary equipment rental. Bookings can be made from March 2 onwards.

Once open, Climb@T3 will operate from 12:00pm to 9:30pm on Mondays to Fridays. On weekends and public holidays, the facility will open from 10:00am to 9:30pm, with regular coaching classes conducted between 10:00am to 12:00pm, and unguided and guided programs commencing from 12:00pm onwards.

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