VIDEO: ‘Aquaman’ star Jason Momoa scales walls at Mississauga climbing gym

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Published October 13, 2021 at 9:35 pm

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Jason Momoa is in town to play an undersea king, but he is also a crown prince of climb.

In a video shared to his YouTube channel recently, the ‘Aquaman’ actor spends time at the Hub Climbing gym in Mississauga, which proclaims itself the largest indoor rock climbing gym in Canada. Momoa lauds prause on Hub’s 49-foot-high climbing walls and bouldering walls, which look towering even to an actor who is a sinewy six-foot-four.

The 42-year-old actor is in the area to show ‘Aquaman 2,’ which is scheduled for release in 2022. In the video, Momoa explains he was eager to do some climbing, since it exercises almost all muscle groups after a year-plus of having workout options limited by the COVID-19 pandemic.

“I climb because it takes everything — your full body,” he adds.”

Momoa was born in Honululu, Hawaii, but was raised in Iowa. In the video, he explains that growing up amid flat farmland in the American midwest made climbing steep walls seem enticing.

“I’m from Iowa, so there’s not much to climb here,” he says.

Mamoa has spent a lot of time working in Canada in recent years. His dystopian series, “See,” filmed in Brampton this past spring. The series now streams on Apple TV+. In 2015, his series “Frontier” filmed in Nova Scotia.

Hub Climbing has locations in Mississauga and Markham. Visits currently require advancing booking due to COVID-19 capacity restrictions for fitness facilities. It also offers augmented reality climbing.

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