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New Adrenaline Rush: Rock Climbing in Israel


If the distribution of gas masks or a planned emergency drill doesn’t get your heart pounding, then you’ve probably been living in Israel for quite a while and you might need a new dose of adrenaline to shake you up.

Maybe it’s time for climbing an extremely high wall and praying that your partner down below is paying attention to your every move.

I don’t mean to sound so cynical,  but the point here is that despite the constant attempts to destroy Israel, daily life here goes on, and so does finding new exhilarating things to do.

I recently discovered the climbing wall in Jerusalem’s Teddy Stadium and had such an amazing time that I’m looking for the next opportunity to do it again.

According to, there are climbing walls all over Israel: in Kibbutz HaOgen, Ashdod, Eilat, and Jerusalem.

However, I found another website that has a more complete listing of all the rock climbing walls in Israel.

The hours at the Jerusalem branch are amazing – you can go after work and still have plenty of time to climb.

Sunday-Thursday: 4pm-10:45pm

Friday: 10am-hour and a half before Shabbat starts

Saturday night: hour and a half after Shabbat ends – 10:45pm (winter)/11:45pm(summer)

It costs 45 shekels last time I was there, but if you want to double check, call 02-6482264. For first-timers, a staff member will teach you and your partner how to climb.

The hours of each branch in Israel vary slightly so make sure to call or check here


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  1. Went there last week. It was great. Some of the madrichim also offer private tours on real rocks out of Jerusalem. A group of 15 for half a day can expect to spend about NIS 1500

    Also at the Jerusalem branch you can have organized events with private lessons and activities.

    Great for Staff-building, bnei mitzvah and bday parties (of all ages)

    Go Climb A Rock! (It Rocks!!)

    | Reply Posted 14 years, 1 month ago
  2. * Molly says:

    I can’t wait to see my fat ass climb a wall!

    | Reply Posted 14 years, 1 month ago
  3. * steve gordon says:

    Hi Rebecca, I am in conflict with Cellcom and would appreciate more info on your struggle with Pelephone.

    | Reply Posted 14 years ago
  4. * Sebastian says:

    Hi all, I am in Tel Aviv for a couple of weeks. I am also interested in climbing. I would like to go to one of the artificial walls in Tel Aviv from time to time. Main problem is, that I am on my own and do not have a climbing partner. Does anybody over here like to go climbing with me in TA, or does someone know about a group I could join. I have climbing experience already.
    Would also be interested in rock climbing or hiking in the weekend.

    | Reply Posted 13 years, 5 months ago
  5. * Yehoshua says:

    I stumbled on this over a year after the original posting, so my post may not see the light of day… nevertheless it’s worth a try to say that I’m looking for a motivated bouldering partner. I live in Gush Etzion and live on top of one of the seriously best bouldering spots I’ve ever been to (and I have bouldered at Hueco, Morrison, Yosemite, etc. before making aliyah). The place isn’t huge by any means, but it has over 60 established problems up to around V8 and there is plenty more to be done. Everything overhangs – from gently to pure roof pulling. If you have an upbeat attitude, can spot and want to get on some awesome stone, contact me at lchaimtour @ aol. com (Remove the spaces, I added them so that I don’t get leach bots harvesting the e-mail for spam). One note. the good bouldering is shady, so it’s not so great in mid- winter. Contact me anyway since there are TR spots in the sun.
    Climb hard!!!

    | Reply Posted 12 years, 6 months ago

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