Our playground of 6 years has finally called it quits. This was ended with a climbing competition dubbed “The last Summit Climbing Gym Competition”.
Free shirt for climbers!
It’s been a while since we saw the gym filled with people. For the past few months, it was only few groups of regulars are seen in the gym. Looks like everyone came to bid Nomad Climbing Gym @ Summit Shopping Centre goodbye. It’s sad to leave this place.
Jangaaaan jattuuuhhh aaaa!
Score sheet – 20 routes to finish.
Fai – center of attention.
Tetek soon in the background and his “Pushmore.com.my” bottle
Which 1 is bigger? Anna-Rina‘s camera? Anna-Rina‘s head? Anna-Rina‘s biceps?
Iguana pun ada
Street performance pun ada..
View from top!
I arrived just in time to catch the men’s open bouldering competition with Ms. Canness joining the men’s open because there was no women’s open bouldering competition. She managed to wallop half of the male contestants.
Canness – looks like someone just cum chalk all over all.
As for non contestants, like me, we wandered around catching up with other climbers who haven’t been to the gym for ages. Many came with their dSLR to take pictures. Some of us ended up playing chor tai tee.
After the men’s open competition ended, the wall was opened to the public for the dyno and campus competition.
[Credits to Lai]
The Summit Climbing Gym Crew
Anna-Rina, Bangxin and Fai managed to win themselves a medal. It came with a goodie bang with nice stuff.
Fai: NGO TOU YAUUU!!
Things you do with your medals..
Boohoo… [Credits to Anna-Rina]
With Nomad Climbing Gym closing its doors, we have no choice but to head to Camp 5 which charges an exorbitant amount for entry. Our alternative, Deltarovers gym, was destroyed in a fire last year. I pray that a new gym will come soon!
My one and only indoor climbing gym will be shifting to a new premise soon. With Nomad Climbing Gym gone for few months, the only choice we have is Camp 5 – which charges an exorbitant rate for entry. At the moment, Nomad Climbing Gym charges RM14 per entry while Camp 5 is RM25 per entry. I heard that Camp 5 will be raising their entry fee to RM28. It’s like paying cover for a club!! And club comes with a complimentary drink!!
To be fair to Camp 5, they have excellent facilities and a nice toilet for patrons to use. In Nomad Climbing Gym, they do not have their own toilet. We have to use the public toilet to wash up. I have to put my leg in to a basin to wash my feet.
Camp 5 hasn’t been on top of our favourite hangout place as there are many gym rules that we had to adhere to. In Nomad Climbing Gym, we can, among others, go topless and play silly games. In Camp 5, we gotta be prim and proper. Bloody Posers.
Nomad Climbing Gym has been my playground for the past 4 years. It’s sad to see it go.
No..Ping is not shoving the bottle up Mikey’s ass.
Taken from the guess the body part entry.
Mock err…credit card??
In conjunction with Nomad Climbing Gym’s departure from Summit Shopping Centre, they will be holding a climbing competition on the 10th of August 2008.
It starts at 10am and ends 6pm – 10am – 1pm is for top rope competition, while 2pm to 5pm is for bouldering. RM 10,000 worth of cash and prizes to be won. The categories are as follows:
– MEN Top Rope
– MEN Bouldering
– WOMEN Top Rope
– Novice TEAM event (3 pax mixed)
It’s a good chance to see Malaysia’s best climbers and bid Nomad Climbing Gym @ Summit farewell.
More info @ Nomad Adventure Official Website
View of Camp 5 – from outside
I finally climbed at the much anticipated Camp 5 rock climbing gym. The place was brand new hence the walls and handholds were rough.
However, getting there was a problem. Since Christmas is approaching, the queue to get into 1u shopping centre’s car park was few miles long. But we had a better idea. We parked at the housing estate and walked to the shopping centre.
But since the walls are brand new, our limbs were prone to be scraped by the wall.
Wall for Lead Climbing (Lead Climbing – where you have to clip the rope on to the runners (clips that are attached to the wall)
There’s a huge indoor lead climb wall. I tried unclipping the rope from the runners. Wahlao, it was so bloody scary.
Bouldering Wall – climbing without ropes. Loads of power needed.
Tight area to climb. The metal bar looks dangerous. I always have this image of myself falling on to the metal bar…landing between my legs on the bar!!
Other than the indoor lead climb wall, one should check out the auto belay device. It’s a small device fixed on top of the wall. All the climber needs to do is clip himself/herself on the rope connected to the small device and climb. In order to descend, all the climber needs to do is let his hands go and put his weight on the rope!
The Auto Belay Device
Hundreds of Handhold and Runner
Speaking about ropes, the ropes in the gym are dynamic ropes which means that the ropes will expand upon pressure. It’s not so good when belaying a heavy person. Cris crashed into me after he fell. He would have missed me if the rope didn’t expand!
As for the routes, they have many types of routes but many of them are not for beginners.
However, such state of the art climbing gym comes with a heavy price. The entrance fee for adult is RM22. Rental for shoes and harness is RM7 and RM5 respectively.
More info @ http://www.camp5.com/