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    MIR Adventures: Rock Climbing at Gua Damai, Batu Caves

    About MIR Adventures

    MIR stands for Mountain.Ice.Rock, and you know you are in for an adventure with them as your guide! The founder started offering rock climbing packages and tours in 2010 to locals and foreigners. He also provides guided tours for climbing expeditions, ice-climbing and mountaineering trekking to Batu Caves and Bukit Takun. Fueled by passions, the experienced team is always prepared to assist their guests to discover excitement and thrills. Today, MIR Adventures has extended its services to include a wide range of out-bound holiday destinations and activities, including the exploration of Mount Siguniang in China.


    Gua Damai Extreme Park

    While there are several rock climbing destinations in Malaysia, Gua Damai is the most accessible and convenient site to get to. Located just 15 kilometers away from Kuala Lumpur, this destination offers 120 bolted routes catering to both beginners and advanced climbers.

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    Rock Climbing at Gua Damai, Batu Caves
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    Gua Damai Extreme Park is the most popular rock climbing destination in Malaysia


    MIR Adventures Rock Climbing Package

    My first guided outdoor rock climbing experience in Malaysia was made possible thanks to Eddie from MIR Adventures. Eddie is an established guide with his name plastered all over Tripadvisor. He is everything that a guide should be - patient, supportive and funny, even when dealing with despairing beginners like myself. 

    The course started at 8.30am and ended slightly after noon, but the duration varies depending on the pace of the climbers. We were put into a team of about 10 people, which consisted of guides, beginners and first-time climbers. When we arrived at Gua Damai Extreme Park, we spotted Eddie suspended high above the ground, fixing bolted ropes that would later be used by the climbers to ascend the rocky wall.

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    Each climber was provided with climbing harness, helmet and shoes
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    Eddie from MIR Adventures demonstrating a few basic climbing techniques before our skills were put to test


    Batu Caves Climbing Guide

    Every climber was supported by a trusty and experienced belayer, whose job was to ensure that the climber does not fall too far by exerting tension on the rope from the ground. The belayers from MIR Adventures also acted as cheerleaders, motivational "screamers" as well as navigators who tell you exactly which pinches to grip on or which gap to stick your foot in.

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    Muscular endurance and high upper-body strength is vital for climbing.
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    Rock climbing is great to train focus and problem solving skills.


    Batu Cave Rock Climbing Price and Package

    MIR Adventures is offering several packages, depending on duration and experience. Listed below are the prices for the rock-climbing packages at the Gua Damai Extreme Park:
      1. Private group rates - 1 pax: RM250 / 2 pax: RM175 / pax
      2. Open group rates - Malaysian: RM105 pax / Non-Malaysian: RM135 pax /Children age 6 - 12 special rate: RM88

    Interested in trying out rock climbing for yourself? I highly recommend Eddie from MIR Adventures! You can learn more about the half-day beginner crash course here and here.


    How to Get to Gua Damai

    Take a train to the Stesen Komuter Batu Caves to arrive at the Batu Caves complex located in Gombak, which is approximately 20 minutes away from Kuala Lumpur. If you are using the LRT, first make your way to the KL Sentral station and change to the KTM Komuter Line.

    I've had a fantastic experience climbing with MIR Adventures at Gua Damai. Unlike my bouldering experience in France, rock-climbing is a lot more challenging as it requires me to climb higher and stay constantly focused. By realizing that a single wrong step could potentially lead to a fall, I got to train myself both mentally and physically to be adept and competent.

    Can't wait for the next adventure!


    Contact Information

    Address: Gua Damai Extreme Park, Jalan Fairuz Off Jalan Zamrut, Kampung Melayu Wira Damai, 68100 Batu Caves, Selangor
    Contact number: +6016-3320122
    Email address: miradventuresmy@gmail.com