Introduction to Bouldering


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If you're not sure what bouldering is, it's climbing without the aid of ropes and harnesses above impact matting. It's the most accessible form of climbing and and the fastest growing form of the sport.

This course is the perfect introduction to bouldering and will provide you with all you need to know to begin your climbing journey.

During this 1.5hr course our nationally qualified coach will take you through some of the basics, as well as giving you a comprehensive tour of our facilities.

What will I learn?

  • How to warm up
  • Bouldering do’s and don’ts
  • Safe descent
  • Bouldering ettiquette
  • Landing good practice
  • Basics of bouldering movement techniques

Who can take part?

Suitable for age 14 years* or older.

* Parents of under 18s will need to contact the centre for the correct paperwork – those who arrive without the correct forms will not be allowed to climb and no refunds will be given.

What do I need to bring?

Climbing shoes are included. You just need to bring £1 (refundable) for a locker and we recommend bringing some water (or buy a drink here).

What Should I Wear?

Basic gym wear is best. Please note that climbing walls get really hot in summer and a freezing in winter so dress appropriately.

How Much does It Cost?

The 90-minute session costs just £30.00

When do the sessions run?

There are sessions on Saturday and Sunday straight after our Roped Climbing for Beginners course. We also run courses on weekday evenings. Please see the below for available dates and times.

What Can I Do After?

If there's space and time you can continue bouldering after the session. If not you’ll be able to come back and boulder with us whenever you like.

You will also be able to supervise children bouldering (maximum 2) in the centre after completing this course.

You could book one of our Boudering Improver courses or you can book a private session with a coach.

There’s even an option to learn top roping with our Roped Climbing for Beginners Course. You’re simply spoilt for choice!

Refund and Cancellation policy:

You must give 72 hours notice if you need to cancel or amend your booking. Cancellations within 72 hours from the course start date will not result in a refund, date changes or other amendments will not be granted.

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Choose the number of people in your party and a date from the drop-down list.

Latest Reviews

I had an excellent time! My instructor to bouldering was Noland? (unsure how to spell the name) Everyone was friendly at the centre, learnt plenty and will be back! Cheers, Tom
7th May 2022

Clear instruction, patient instructor, learned lot in a short time. Wouldn't have changed anything!
3rd May 2022

It was great we really enjoyed
1st May 2022

Instructor was great.
15th April 2022

Great introduction to bouldering! :)
9th April 2022

Really enjoyed the session. Our guide was brilliant throughout. Only problem was that the shoes were far too small (I am size 13), to the point of being painful.
5th April 2022

Georgia was fantastic, showed us the space and how to start climbing in a fun way. Definitely coming back!
4th April 2022

Fantastic instructor, who put me at ease for my first time bouldering. I can’t wait to come back!
4th April 2022

The instructor was really helpful and lovely. Very patient too. Got some great tips for warming up and down.
3rd April 2022

Fantastic instructor
30th March 2022