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.
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.
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).
Basic gym wear is best. Please note that climbing walls get really hot in summer and a freezing in winter so dress appropriately.
The 90-minute session costs just £25.00
After your introductory session you can come back and boulder from £7.50 (off-peak).
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.
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.
There’s even an option to learn top roping with our Roped Climbing for Beginners Course. You’re simply spoilt for choice!
Nothing, the instructor was great and very knowledgeable and made the 90mins extremely enjoyable! Cheers
15th June 2019
Tom was a fabulous instructor, he was engaging and informative and gave clear demonstrations and guidance. I felt I learnt enough to warm up and comfortably make use of the walls and start building up a foundation. Guidance whilst we were climbing was extremely helpful, especially when getting stuck on a potential next move.
9th June 2019
Really busy time to do training, lots of ppl about, but we enjoyed it
8th June 2019
Matt was great, very informative and friendly. I liked the small size of the group, and would definitely not recommend having any more than 5 or 6 per session.
27th May 2019
I loved the warm up and the introduction was clear and well taught
26th May 2019
Great warm up and instruction. Friendly instructor to took the time to teach everyone.
26th May 2019
Very good at calming me down when I panicked! Feeling more confident now :)
12th May 2019