Kiipeilyareena - The climbing venues in Salmisaari,
Kalasatama and Tammisto!

Before you come

First time on a climbing wall, or have you randomly tried climbing?

You can always arrive without any bookings. You will receive initial guidance and the necessary rental equipment from our staff.

To Salmisaari, Ristikko, Kalasatama or Tammisto?

On Salmisaari and Ristikko you will find both high climbing walls and a lower bouldering area. Kalasatama and Tammisto are climbing halls exclusively for bouldering and provide the best setting for bouldering.

What is Bouldering?

Bouldering means climbing lower climbing walls on mattresses without harness. You can start bouldering without any previous experience. The best beginner routes can be found in Kalasatama, Tammisto and Ristikko.

Climbing high walls?

In Salmisaari and Ristikko you´ll find walls with top ropes and lead walls for more advanced climbers. Beginners without previous experience can climb by using auto-belay devices that we’ll guide you through. Climbing on numerous other top rope walls is also accessible for beginners as long as the belayer is certified belayer (belay card holder). If you also want to learn the rope skills and belaying, you can take the 3 hour top rope course.

Climbing enthusiast and belay test (Salmisaari, Ristikko)

Before climbing with a rope (belaying/lead climbing), we will check that you have the required skills. There is no need to book for the test, but you can take the test at any time. During peak hours, it is good to be prepared for a short wait to climb. We will issue a national belay card to those who pass the test.

The belay card costs 13 € and you can redeem it for another visit if you wish. For non-residents, we check the one has appropriate skills, but you do not necessarily need to redeem your belay card.

As a cardholder, you can also belay beginners with the top rope, so they don’t need to have the belay card in order to climb.

Take contact! We’ll be happy to tell you more about climbing and answer your questions.


Children (4-6 years):

  • Climbing with self-restraint equipment, rope securing, or bouldering for children under adult supervision (Salmisaari only)
  • Bouldering only with the permission of the staff, accompanied by a climbing adult.

Children of school age (7-13 years):

  • Climbing in Salmisaari and Ristikko with autobelays under supervision of an adult
  • Bouldering under supervision of an adult (Note: Salmisaari Bouldering Area K12)

Children and adolescents aged 14 and over:

  • Climbing without the presence of a parent or adult supervisor
  • Allowed to belay a climber  (to have a belay card)
  • Minors must have parental / guardian consent for independent climbing.

Welcome to Kiipeilyareena!