Recently, we went back to Malaysia to celebrate my dad’s 74th birthday, and of course to have a family holiday. One of the highlights of the trip, was a day out at Camp5 Indoor Climbing in 1Utama Shopping Centre.
At first, I was a little apprehensive letting Big Warrior have a go at it, as with previous experience, adventurous and her just didn’t do well together. She’s been much better and more willing to try new things this year, but I really didn’t want to push it. So the first time we went (with my sister and her kiddos), I let her and Little Warrior watch their cousins in action, and because they were both in skirts, they couldn’t join even if they wanted to. But watching their cousin having all the fun, they made me promise to bring them there again the next time. And I said okay.
So the day came for them to actually have a go. Big Warrior got to do it, but Little Warrior was apparently still too young for it. Minimum age was 4, and she was 3 3/4. Bleh. Oh well, she got to play at the elephant looking climbing rock thingy so it was still okay. We paid RM55 for a whole hour of fun (Try Climbing Session) for Big Warrior, equipped with all the necessary shoes and harness and guide.
The Elephant looking climbing thingy ;P
This is a snapshot of the page. More info on the session can be found here
The best thing about this place? The guide takes your kiddos out of your sight for almost an hour so you get to enjoy your cuppa without having to freight over how high your child is currently climbing at the moment. Out of sight, out of mind, you know? LOL.
Snapshot from their page. The walls that are covered in the Try Climbing Session
There were 6 of them for this session, so it ends by the climbers attempting the autowall next to the cafe. There, parents like me, get to finally witness their children in action. I was surprised at how eager she was climbing up the 12m high wall. I mean, being a waldorf child, it’s no surprise she’s done climbing (trees) before. She had some difficulties reaching the top and came down half way. As she made her way to my table, I could see she was slightly disappointed but kept up a brave front and just told me she wanted to have a rest and that she’s probably had enough climbing for the day. So I ordered ice cream for her, and when I brought it back to the table, I was surprised to find her gone. It was then I noticed she was again half way through to the top on the auto wall, this time with a guide next to her. Needless to say, I was very impressed with the amount of encouragement that was given by the guide (slightly regretful I didn’t manage to get the name of the guide). He didn’t have to waste more time entertaining kids you know, but the fact that he came back and encouraged Big Warrior to go up again, and climbing side by side her to show her the ropes (no pun intended LOL) and teaching her the best way to gage which steps to take and balance, I was absolutely grateful. In my life in Malaysia, never had I come across such enthusiasm and smiles when it came to customer service, and especially to a kid at that! Bravo to the people at Camp5!
All in all, we had a great day at Camp5. I highly recommend it to anyone who’s in town to drop by. Thank you Camp5 for giving my Big Warrior the day of her life. 🙂
Image credit: http://www.camp5.com
Camp5 Indoor Climbing
EZ501, 5th Floor
1 Utama Shopping Centre,
Bandar Utama, Damansara,
Petaling Jaya 47800
Phone: +603 7726 0410
Phone: +603 7726 0420
Fax: +603 7726 0210