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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

It was fantastic, my only suggestion is to swap the order of the intro to bouldering and ropes courses as you learn some basic climbing techniques in bouldering that would be useful on the ropes course.
17th March 2020

Max was really great, thorough and encouraging. Really enjoyed the session and will be back.
15th March 2020

The instructor we had (I can't remember his name!) was brilliant. He made us feel very welcome, and was very encouraging
9th March 2020

Martina was absolutely fantastic. I had so much fun and I feel I already improved a bit. It really helps you to get a wider idea on how to use your body and techniques. I would recommend just a tiny improvement on costumer service by the reception. I felt a bit lost and abandoned the first 30 minutes waiting for the instructor, but then it was fantastic! Keep going with the amazing Job u do
8th March 2020

No negatives, felt the lesson really gave me good knowledge to start climbing
28th February 2020

Very very good and very very friendly the team there and that I advise all the people if how interesting about clamping wall just Go there
24th February 2020

All good!
23rd February 2020