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Introduction to Bouldering


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Introduction to Bouldering

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 because of this more and more opportunities for partaking in bouldering are springing up all over the place.

This course is the perfect introduction to this growing area of our sport 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 the very basics of bouldering 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?

Please Note that this course is strictly for people aged 14 or older (parents of under 18's will need to contact the centre for the correct paperwork before their child can take part in this course). Under 18's who turn up for the course 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 a £1 (refundable) for a locker and a bottle of water (or buy one when you get 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 £25.00

After your introductory session you can come back and boulder from £8.50 (off-peak).

When do the sessions run?

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

What Can I Do After?

If there's 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!

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Latest Reviews

Knowledgeable, friendly and attentive instructor
30th November 2019

Professional team, very nice venue.
29th November 2019

Loved it! The instructor was wall prepared and helped me build conference:)
23rd November 2019

I thought that the afternoon was really good. The instructor was very helpful and informative and got us up on the walls very quickly. I'll definitely be back as will my son. The only small gripe would be that it was very busy at the start before the class took place but that was more due to the amount of people trying to use the facility as any failings of the staff. Keep up the good work.
18th November 2019

My wife & I loved it. I can''t really find any area for improvement. We'll definitely be back!
18th November 2019

Matt was a fantastic instructor. Really enjoyed his teaching and feel good about going to the centre now.
17th November 2019

Amazing instructor! Very friendly and helpful.
16th November 2019

Amazing instructor and very encouraging , please don’t change anything
16th November 2019

Good instructor, great tips and lots of climbing time.
16th November 2019