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!
Clear explanation and safety instructions- friendly atmosphere
8th December 2018
Tom was great!
1st December 2018
Really enjoyed the course - Very helpful having a skilled climber support me in developing my confidence
29th November 2018
Friendly, useful advice and feedback, explained concepts well. Felt balance between talking/climbing wasn't always right, sometimes quite lengthy periods of talking when wanted to be doing something.
27th November 2018
Knowledgeable, friendly and personal teacher (Anna). Good mix of theory and practical info.
27th November 2018
Jerry was really patient and went over all the basics. Really fun course!!
24th November 2018
Tom was excellent, guidance, communicating clearly, being enthusiastic etc - just great
16th November 2018
Nothing I can think of. I was lucky that I had 90 mins 1-2-1 with my instructor but I felt well informed, stretched but safe. Excellent! Thank you
11th November 2018