What’s Bouldering?

Bouldering is rock climbing stripped down to its raw essentials. No complicated ropes or harnesses, all you need is climbing shoes. Your challenge is to climb short but interesting bouldering “problems” (sequences of moves) using technique, balance, strength, and your brain.

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Watch the video below, shot at our sister wall HarroWall, to get a visual idea of why you should give it a go!

The beauty of bouldering is that every “problem” has its own solution, and to successfully climb it you need to figure it out. Depending on your body shape and personal strengths, your solution could be different to the next person’s. If you’re tall, you might be able to reach the next hold more easily on spaced-out problems but find yourself hindered when the route takes you into corners or grooves on the wall.

You don’t need experience or lots of expensive kit to have a go – making it really easy to get into if you’ve never tried it before. The specialist climbing shoes are available to hire from reception or buy in our shop.

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I want to give it a go!

Just visit our pre-register page, watch our Bouldering Induction video and come on down. If you don’t have time now you can also do this at reception at HarroWall. It’s that easy! You can be climbing within 20mins of walking in through the door.
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Can I climb with an Instructor on my first visit?

Of course you can! We run Bouldering induction sessions that are perfect for adults wanting to get into the sport. They’re super friendly one-off that will give you all the info you need to enjoy this new sport. We run them at different times during the week. Click the button below to find out more information.

BOOK ME ONTO A BOULDERING INDUCTION SESSION

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This sport is great! Now that I’ve climbed is there a beginners course I can do?

Yep. We run Bouldering Foundation sessions which are all about getting you climbing regularly and teaching you the soft skills that will speed up your climbing prowess and get you climbing problems you never thought possible on your first visit.

Visit our booking page and click on Bouldering Foundation course to find a date that works for you

BOULDERING FOUNDATION COURSE – LEARN TO BOULDER

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Bouldering is a super accessible sport that is open to anyone of any age and ability. Come try this great new sport today!