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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

The instructor explained the basics of bouldering very well and I felt encouraged to get back onto the climbing walls more frequently.
20th August 2019

Oh my god, I can't believe how much fun it was! I was afraid of people looking down on absolute beginners, but it turns out everybody was really nice and respectful. Also, I'm not that good with being given instructions, but what I found was instead we were given an opportunity to just try things at our own pace and given some helpful hints when needed. The place is really nice, lots of different things to try with different difficulties! I will definitely be coming back!
19th August 2019

The introductory lesson with Giorgia was amazing and I absolutely loved it. A full half an hour of climbing and training guided by her in a very friendly and full of good vibes environment. I loved it and I will come back for sure! Thank you. Aurelie
19th August 2019

Went very well. Loved it.
18th August 2019

Great course, very comprehensive. Our instructor was amazing!
11th August 2019

Excellent course and taught be a great instructor.
10th August 2019

Enjoyed he session , had questions answered. Felt confident with the instruction. Friendly environment.
5th August 2019