WHAT IS BOULDERING
Bouldering is a form of rock climbing that is performed on small rock formations or artificial rock walls without the use of ropes or harnesses. While bouldering can be done without any equipment, most climbers use climbing shoes to help secure footholds, chalk to keep their hands dry and to provide a firmer grip, and bouldering mats to prevent injuries from falls. Unlike free solo climbing, which is also performed without ropes, bouldering problems (the sequence of moves that a climber performs to complete the climb) are usually less than 6 meters (20 ft.) tall. Traverses, which are a form of boulder problem, require the climber to climb horizontally from one end to another. Artificial climbing walls allow boulderers to climb indoors in areas without natural boulders. In addition, bouldering competitions take place in both indoor and outdoor settings.
I HAVE NEVER CLIMBED BEFORE, CAN I DO IT?
Yes, you can! Climbing is exciting new way to get your body moving. Bouldering engages your whole body and mind; and as with any such exercise, it is best performed with initial assistance. Please speak to our team to ensure you are informed and prepared for your first session. Our team of skilled instructors will guide you through your first lesson. For more focused one-on-one session, you can also book private session with one of our coaches.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF BOULDERING?
Bouldering is a full body exercise; as such, it had tremendous positive effects on your physical performance. You will get stronger, your endurance will increase and your stamina will improve too. Bouldering, while total body workout, will nicely shape up your upper body, without adding too much bulk to the top. Your lower body will increase in flexibility, improved muscle use and static and dynamic range of movement.
Bouldering is also a very social activity; you will meet lots of friendly people that climbers definitely are! Working on new relationships and climbing together is a super awesome way to spend time while being fit!
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
Come dressed in comfortable workout clothing; please respect local customs and cover appropriately. Gents, no topless bouldering please.
WHY DO I HAVE TO WEAR SPECIAL SHOES?
Outdoor footwear is not permitted on the climbing surface. This is for hygiene reasons as you use the same holds for your hands and feet and we don’t want outside dirt from your shoes getting on the climbing holds. You will also have a better experience as climbing shoes are specially designed for climbing with a sticky rubber sole to make climbing easier.
WHAT SESSION IS BEST FOR ME?
If you have never climbed, best to book yourself into INTRODUCTION TO BOULDERING session.
If you have some bouldering experience and want to come and train, any OPEN SESSION is good to go for!
If you want to train privately, book PRIVATE COACHING session.
Look out for courses and competitions in the near future!