RockerFellas Adventure was the brainchild of Derek, who was introduced to sport climbing back in 1999, and has never looked back since. RockerFellas Adventure was initially started as a Facebook Page back in December 2014, amongst a small group of avid climbers, allowing them to keep in touch, organize and take part in courses and overseas trips. It officially registered as a company and obtained its travel and adventure agency license under the Singapore Tourism Board in 2016 (Travel Agent License No.: 02861; UEN: 201602890H).
Since its inception, RockerFellas has grown exponentially as more and more people are being introduced to sport climbing, and with the help of word of mouth and social media, the RockerFellas Facebook page has blossomed, having more than 3200 members today (as at Aug 2019), with new climbers being added to the group daily.
Make a Difference
Derek, the director of RockerFellas Adventure Pte Ltd is a qualified instructor, and conducts Singapore National Climbing Standard (SNCS) Levels 1 to 3, Singapore National Abseiling Standard (SNAS) Levels 1 and 2, Climbing Activity Supervisor Course, and also Instructor Training Course (ITC). Many who were under his tutelage have gone on to become instructors themselves, paying it forward and imparting knowledge to a new generation of climbers. Like any other teacher who yearns to see their students surpass them one day, Derek has been very heartened to see his students forging ahead, to make sport climbing more accessible to the masses.
Exploring the world
Apart from running SNCS, SNAS courses and ITC, RockerFellas also regularly organizes overseas hiking and climbing trips to places like Malaysia, Thailand, and China, just to name a few. It aims to help introduce outdoor climbing, to climbers who have been in indoor gyms all their lives, and to get them realize the beauty of the great outdoors.