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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

It was a fabulous experience, my son thoroughly enjoyed it and learnt alot!!
10th November 2019

I really liked being shown all the different areas of the climbing centre and the individual help our instructor gave us on climbing technique.
10th November 2019

Excellent course, really enjoyable - great intro to the centre and to bouldering delivered in a really succinct, supportive and encouraging manner! Hope to come back soon!
4th November 2019

The course instructor was really patient and very encouraging. I thought the course was great.
4th November 2019

The course was great - I learned loads and ended the evening having tackled a couple of routes that seemed totally impossible when I first saw them. The instructor was really supportive and I felt much more confident with his advice. Will definitely come back!
21st October 2019

I didn't learn much but it was a good reminder of do's and don't. The instructor was often speaking to one person only rather than to the group. I actually got the best advise from another instructor who spotted a mistake and came to correct me. From the blurb I understood I could come back another day to enjoy the fruit of my training: I wasn't offer this option upon training completion.
13th October 2019