INTRO TO BOULDERING

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”We guarantee* to make you a competent, safer, and confident climber”

What is it?

The Intro to Bouldering is a supervised 60-minute group session (private tuition is available) which teaches you all the key information you need to get bouldering safely. It is the quickest and easiest way to get climbing independently - without supervision - and covers the risks & how to minimise them, best practice, climbing wall etiquette, and the simple techniques to help get you off on the right foot - or left. You'll even learn some of the lingo too.

Who's it for?

Adults and teenagers (14+) with limited or no previous experience of indoor bouldering (climbing without a rope or harness)
Parents who want to supervise their children
Outdoor climbers who have not used indoor bouldering facilities and want to get the lowdown on the indoor environment

What are the outcomes?

After the session, you should understand what bouldering is, how to use a bouldering wall safely, and feel confident navigating a bouldering centre independently.

INTRO TO BOULDERING

From £18pp*

Age 14+

INCLUDES:

1 hour supervised session

Day Pass (£10)

All Equipment included (£3)

Discounted Voucher for Future Entries (Save up to £51)

Gateway to Independent Bouldering

NO SESSIONS CURRENTLY

Next Steps:

Consolidate your learning - come back soon!
Book on to 'Raven' - a 2-hour coaching workshop for beginners
Join The Wolfpack Social; meet new friends

Other Options:

Family Intro to Bouldering
Intro to Climbing Course
Private Tuition


All our coaches and instructors are fully trained and have completed DBS checks which we renew every 3 years. If you need any extra information, please get in touch and we'll do our best to answer your query although we may not be able to answer personal questions about our staff.


INTRO TO BOULDERING : Frequently Asked Questions

Adults and teenagers who are new to the sport of indoor bouldering (climbing without ropes at a low level), parents who are looking to bring their children bouldering, or roped climbers who have not used indoor bouldering facilities and would like that personal touch for their first bouldering experience. It’s also ideal for people coming back to the sport after a long break.

  • No previous experience needed
  • All sessions are fully supervised by our instructor team • Great for siblings, family and friends of different ages
  • 60 Minute group instruction from a qualified climbing instructor
  • Small Groups, only 6 climbers to 1 instructor
  • FREE Shoe Hire (Worth £3 per person)
  • FREE Day Pass to continue climbing after your intro (Worth £9 per person) • FREE Money Saving Voucher Climb: 50% off your next four climbs with free shoe hire and chalk (Worth £28 per person by saving £7 each time)

Bouldering (without ropes) is one style and is seen as one of the purest forms of climbing due to the lack of protective equipment and hardware; it’s just you versus the rock! Within indoor Bouldering, there are additional precautions to reduce the risk such as having the wall height at a maximum 4.5m, in addition to this large safety matting is used throughout centres to protect falls as much as possible.

Rock Climbing (with ropes) has mainly two approaches, Sport and Traditional or ‘Trad’. Both use ropes and other hardware as protection only i.e. you don’t use the ‘gear’ to help you climb. Trad involves carefully placing and removing protective equipment as you climb, leaving no trace that you were ever there. Sport, on the other hand, uses permanent bolts drilled into the rock to provide protection should you fall. Using short slings and karabiners (called runners), you clip your rope to the bolts as you climb and remove the runners when you’ve finished. The bolts remain fixed in place for future climbers. Indoor Climbing still uses similar equipment but always include, a harness, belay device and rope.