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Dairy Farm  


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Elevation: 100'
Location: 1.3614, 103.7723 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Tony B on Feb 14, 2007
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Description 

Dairy Farm is presently the sole natural climbing destination in singapore. The granite Quarry here was retired many years ago, and in the local environment, it may as well have been hundreds. There are a few cliffs within the area, all within an area of no more than a square mile. The crags range from 40 feet to perhaps a 120 feet tall and contain climbs from 5.5 to 5.12. About half of the climbing is bolted, but there are some trad climbs, and a few relegated to TR problems. It is best to pay close attention to the anchors and their condition here in Singapore, as their attitudes about safety are not the same as you may be used to. Buyer beware.
I will list te climbs from 1-4 stars, as according to the system here, but even the 4 star routes at Dairy Farm may be 2-star rotues at your local crags- it is all relative.

Getting There 

The best way to arrive is by cab. Ask the Cabbie to drop you off at Dairy Farm Estates, at the intersection of Upper Bukit Timah Road and Dairy Farm Road. They will know where this is, and will probably suspect you are going "treking." Hahhh ha!

Find an old closed road with a gate accross the road from the Dairy Farm Estates (a retirement community) and walk up the road. There is frequently heavy construction equipment around this area, but I have never seen it moving. At first you will likely wonder if you are going the right way. If you wonder, you probably are. You will likely meet some local hikers anytime after 10am, as Singaporeans are NOT early risers. They can help you find your way if you ask. They are all quite freindly, happy to help, educated and speak better english than many Americans...
You will eventually come to an opening with cliffs here and there, Starting just to your left will be the area 'Boring And Meaningless' which as it so happens is the most popular crag at Dairy Farm. The distant cliff uut accross the clearing is called 'The Nose.'

Climbing Season



Weather station 7.2 miles from here

26 Total Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',8],['2 Stars',9],['1 Star',7],['Bomb',1]
['<=5.6',2],['5.7',2],['5.8',1],['5.9',2],['5.10',9],['5.11',8],['5.12',2],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]


Featured Route For Dairy Farm
Starting "the little mermaid" 5.11 <br />This climb gushes water if it has rained any time in the last few days. So, basically all the time in Singapore <br />

The Little Mermaid 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c  Asia : Singapore : ... : American Pie Section
A good route for the area. This is the left-most sport climb on the American Pie Section of wall and borders the left edge of the eastwardly face, passing 8 bolts through pretty good face-climbing to a bolted anchor just below the top of the cliff....[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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Climbing at the Dairy Farm is a unique escape from the otherwise urban experiences of the island city of Singapore. Image by Tony Bubb, 5/2005.
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New sign for Dairy Farm Park development. Climbing is along "Dairy Farm Pass".
BETA PHOTO: New sign for Dairy Farm Park development. Climbing...
Bad corrosion on some of the bolts. CLIMBER BEWARE!
BETA PHOTO: Bad corrosion on some of the bolts. CLIMBER BEWARE...

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