Shyamsundar Manohar

Inspired from a gym he visited in England which had rock climbing, Shyamsundar Manohar and his mountaineer friend started beginner rock climbing workshops at Malaipattu near Sriperumbudur and at Mahabalipuram. Since these were far away from the city, he came up with the idea for an indoor rock climbing gym.

“The high you get after climbing feels pretty good”, Shyam punned.

The first branch which started at Pallikaranai started off with rock climbing walls and a gym. A mixture of adventure sports, fitness regime, recreational activity as well as a team building exercise, this gym provides a wholesome experience to users.

Two more branches at OMR and Mandaveli, focus only on rock climbing and fitness through body weight training, calisthenics.

Similar to climbing the same boulder through different routes, there exists 40-50 routes on each wall. Each month the existing routes of the walls are changed so that the users don’t get bored of the same training.

People from all parts of India are invited for competitions that are regularly held by the gym. Membership for the arena is priced at INR 5000/- per month and INR 700 for a two hour regime.