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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 £30.00

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 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!

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Latest Reviews

The course was great. I had done bouldering a couple times in the past but there were still some good takeaways. The instructor was fun, interesting and resourceful. I feel comfortable coming back to the venue and know what to do and also what not to do.
18th September 2021

Brilliant instructor, made the whole session very clear and fun. Absolutely going to be coming for more!
18th September 2021

Great support and guidance front Georgia. Really passionate about climbing and encouraging to all levels.
4th September 2021

Georgia our instructor was great! Super friendly and made everything easy to understand and for us to not feel over whelmed. It was really quiet too when we had our lesson , so that was perfect - very happy customers and we looking forward to trying to progress and learn more.
30th August 2021

It was fantastic. Really wonderful instructor. Great feedback, good personalised attention and good coffee after. Maybe include a cool down session but it was fab and as the option was to carry on climbing i get why it wasnt part of it
27th August 2021

Great course, only suggestion would be an A4 sheet of notes / prompts on key advice to improve technique
23rd August 2021

Perfect balance of challenge and learning experience for absolute beginners. Thanks to our instructor Babtiste!!
22nd August 2021