Today I am going to recommend a rock climbing and bouldering club in Tainan, which called High Fun. The person in charge and coach Jack moved the sports he loves indoors and establish this club. Here they offer rock climbing, bouldering, free weight training, and extreme sports, as well as providing various climbing equipment rentals in complete sizes. Tired of your daily workout life? Have no idea where to take your children to play on rainy days? Why not come to High Fun to have fun with us.
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You can easily find High Fun on Google Map, it is super close to Costco Tainan. There are many parking spaces nearby, so there is no worry about parking problem.
From the outside appearance, there is no any distinguishing feature of High Fun. However, please do not underestimate it. Even though the floor area is not too big, the facilities inside are well equipped.
Prices are divided according to different sports, and there are also various types of climbing equipment for rent. In the photo above, the first block is price for bouldering. It is NT$270 for adult and NT$210 for student. Personally think the price is pretty reasonable, because there is no time limit for bouldering. Once you buy the ticket, you can stay here the whole day. They also provide month and year pass options, it will be much cheaper for people who plan to come here very often. If you are going to borrow rock climbing shoes, it will be NT$50 per shoes. In addition, the powder bag and laser pointer are NT$20 and NT$10 respectively.
Besides bouldering, the price of rock climbing shows on the second block. It is NT$250 for 3 routes, and NT$50 for any 3 more routes. Different from bouldering, the fee of climbing shoes is included, so there is no need to pay NT$50 rental fee. Moreover, there will be a coach teaching you rock climbing and ensure your safety.
The prices in the last block are for group courses. If you are interested, you can ask the staff at the counter.
Before entering to sport area, you should take off your shoes here.
The coach will then take you here to choose your rock climbing shoes. Unlike ordinary shoes, rock climbing shoes are usually very tight and uncomfortable to wear, in order to buckle on the rock more effectively.
If you choose to do rock climbing but not bouldering, the coach will also help you put on a safety harness here.
After receiving the equipments, let’s take a photo first haha.
For rock climbing, there are three routes on this 8.5 meters climbing wall. The middle wall with bulge on it is the most difficult one. However, you don’t need to worry about danger, the coach will tighten the rope behind you all the way to ensure safety. The only thing you need to do is to overcome the strength problem and your fear of height.
Undoubtedly, it is impossible for beginners like us to reach the top in one sitting. Therefore, when you are weak, just shout the keyword, the coach will then lock the rope and hang you in mid-air. After recovering you can keep climbing and finish the challenge.
After climbing three routes, I found that rock climbing is really a test of willpower and physical strength. In contrast, I prefer bouldering which is only one floor high.
Second floor is bouldering area. Similar to rock climbing it is composed of various color stones on the wall, but bouldering can have more diverse route. For beginners, they can ignore the color of stones. As long as climbing to the top, it is considered successful.
If you want to pursue an advanced level, you can choose a route composed of a single color of stone to climb. Normally we start from the stone with a label “S” or “SS” next to it, and climb to the end of the stone with label “F”.
The bouldering area has many walls with different angles, and even terrain parallel to the ground. You can choose the suitable wall according to your own level.
High Fun even creates a wall for children, which is the wall that goes to the end in the photo above.
This wall is not only designed for children in terms of difficulty, but also the stones are carefully selected cute stones that children might like.
In addition to the general bouldering area, there is actually a small attic on the second floor. There you can find a super challenging route. Look at how inclined the wall is! Of course, as a beginner, it is impossible for me to challenge it, so if you are interested, please try it yourself.
Finally, I would like to introduce the free weight training area in the obscure corner of the club. However, I don’t really recommend training here. After all, the equipment of other chain gyms is much better than here.
High Fun Rock Climbing and Bouldering Club / Fan Page
- Tel: (06) 259-0660
- Address: No. 121, Dahe Rd., North Dist., Tainan City 704, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
- Opening Hour: Tuesday to Friday 14:00-22:00 / Saturday 10:00-21:00 / Sunday 10:00-18:00