Climbing routes

No Climbing Underneath, Please!

It might seem like a good spot to rest, but standing or climbing directly under someone else is a big no-no. Why? Because if they lose their grip, you might end up sharing a rather unexpected hug.

Spot a Hazard, Let Us Know!

If you see anything that looks a bit off, don’t hesitate to let our friendly staff know. We’re always on the lookout to make sure HCH is the safest and most fun place to be.


Your Safety is Our Top Priority at HCH

At Hanoi Climbing Hub, we want you to have a blast while conquering those climbing walls, so we’ve taken all the necessary steps to make sure your safety comes first.

Soft Landings for Your Awesome Ascents

We’ve got you covered with our super-soft padded mats, ready to catch you like a giant hug after a thrilling climb. So, no need to worry about those falls – just focus on having fun!

Climb Down Like a Pro, Whenever Possible

Jumping down might seem like a cool move, but it’s safer to climb down like a true bouldering expert. Trust us, your body will thank you for it later.

Share the Space with Your Fellow Climbers

Remember, you’re not the only one having a blast at HCH. Keep an eye out for your fellow climbers and give them their space to shine. We’re all here to support each other, not bump into each other!

Route setters

The Magic Behind the Climb: Unveiling the Route Setting Process

Stepping into the heart of Hanoi Climbing Hub, you’ll be greeted by towering walls adorned with an array of colourful holds, each meticulously placed to challenge you, inspire you, and spark your inner climbing enthusiast. But have you ever wondered about the masterminds behind these routes? The answer lies in the realm of our route setters, passionate individuals who dedicate their expertise to crafting these climbing adventures.

Seasoned climbers themselves, our route setters draw upon years of experience, knowledge, and a deep understanding of human movement to create routes that are not only challenging but also immensely enjoyable. Their passion for the sport is evident in every hold they place, every sequence they design, and every creative twist they introduce.

Collaboration is at the heart of the route setting process. Our team of setters works together, sharing ideas, brainstorming challenges, and refining routes until they reach the pinnacle of climbing perfection. This collaborative spirit fosters a sense of camaraderie and ensures that each route is a testament to their combined expertise.

While inspiration is abundant in the world of climbing, there are times when even the most seasoned route setter finds themselves in need of a creative spark. This is where teamwork truly shines. By sharing their vast technical knowledge and diverse climbing styles, our setters embark on a journey of exploration, pushing the boundaries of creativity and innovation.

And now, for the fun part! Did you know that there’s a playful way to surprise and even delight your friendly route setter? It’s all about conquering the route in a way they never anticipated. Think outside the box, try unexpected sequences, and let your creativity run wild. You might just discover a new twist that adds an extra layer of excitement to the climb.

So, the next time you find yourself scaling our walls, take a moment to appreciate the invisible hands that have meticulously crafted your climbing adventure. Our route setters are the unsung heroes who transform ordinary walls into extraordinary challenges, ensuring that every climb is an unforgettable experience.

Now, lets talk about different kinds of holds

Journey into the World of Climbing Holds: Embracing the Variety of Shapes and Sizes

As you embark on your bouldering adventure, you’ll be greeted by a diverse array of holds, each with its unique shape, size, and challenge. From the comforting embrace of jugs to the enigmatic mystery of slopers, these versatile features will become your companions on your climbing journey.


Crimps are the ultimate test of finger strength and technique. These small, sharp holds demand precise positioning and a strong grip to conquer. While crimps may seem daunting at first, mastering their nuances will open up a world of challenging and rewarding routes.


Jugs are the most welcoming and beginner-friendly type of hold, offering a large, comfortable surface area to grip. These gentle giants provide a secure grasp, allowing you to focus on technique and movement without worrying about slipping or losing your grip.


Slopers are the mystery masters of the climbing world, offering almost no positive features to grip. These smooth, angled surfaces challenge climbers to find creative and unconventional ways to hold on. Conquering a sloper will not only test your physical strength but also your problem-solving skills and adaptability.


Pockets are hidden treasures within the climbing landscape, offering a secure and comfortable grip within the depths of the wall. These holds can be tricky to find, but once discovered, they provide a welcome respite from the challenges of other hold types.


Pinches demand a unique grip, engaging the pinching muscles of the hand and forearm. These holds test your grip strength and endurance, pushing you to find balance and efficiency in your movements.


Volumes are three-dimensional holds that push the boundaries of creativity and challenge. These sculpted features demand unconventional grips and problem-solving skills, adding an extra layer of excitement and complexity to climbing routes.

As you progress through your bouldering journey, you’ll discover the nuances of each hold type, learning how to grip them effectively and harness their power to propel you upwards. What once seemed like an impossible edge will gradually become a familiar friend, a stepping stone in your climbing progression.

So, don’t be intimidated by the variety of holds you’ll encounter. Embrace them as opportunities to expand your climbing vocabulary, to strengthen your grip, and to unlock new levels of skill. After all, it’s through these interactions with the holds that you’ll transform ordinary walls into extraordinary climbing adventures.

Climbing Equipment

Rock climbing shoes

Rock climbing shoes are specially made shoes that help push your toes together. This allows you to put your body weight onto the tip of your toes. Are they meant to hurt? Short answer, Yes. Do new shoes cause a lot of pain…Also yes. Beginners can rent shoes that should fit snuggly. Once you’ve decided to continue rock climbing, it is recommended that you buy your own pair. Our experienced staff will help guide you on your purchase.

Chalk Bag

Climbing with sweaty hands makes for a bad experience. Sprinkling some chalk on your hands dries them out with allows you to grip the holds and climb better. Beginners can rent chalk bags to get started. It’s important to use moisturiser on your hands after climbing as your skin can become dried out.  

Climbing shoes

Beginner guide

Just the tips

New to Climbing? Here Are Some Helpful Tips to Get You Started

Beginner Tips for Bouldering

Bouldering is a great way to get some exercise, have fun, and challenge yourself. It’s also a great way to meet new people. If you’re new to bouldering, there are a few things you can do to get started and make sure you have a safe and enjoyable experience.

Start with the basics:

Before you start climbing, it’s important to learn the basics of bouldering technique. This includes how to fall safely, how to use your feet effectively, and how to conserve energy. You can learn these basics by taking a beginner climbing class or by watching instructional videos online.

Start on easy routes:

When you’re first starting out, it’s important to start on easy routes that are within your climbing ability. This will help you build your confidence and strength before you try more difficult routes.

Don’t be afraid to ask for help:

There are always other climbers who are willing to help beginners. If you’re not sure how to do something, just ask for help. There are also many friendly and experienced staff members at most bouldering gyms who can help you get started.

Have fun!