The Big Felafel

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