New to Climbing18+
First time or maybe a bit unsure after trying it elsewhere? We’ve got it covered, helping you climb safely and have fun! Just read and watch below to get a taste of this amazing sport.
JUST WHAT IS 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!
Watch this short film made at one of our sister walls down in London – HarroWall – to give you just a few reasons why you should get into climbing.
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.
HOW DO I GET STARTED?
Just visit our Online Registration 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 LancasterWall. It’s that easy! You can be climbing within 20 mins of walking in.
WHAT IF I’D LIKE SOME INSTRUCTION TO GET STARTED?
You can book a Bouldering Induction Plus. This is with an instructor who will guide you through what you need to be aware of to minimise the risks and to help you make the most of your bouldering session.
These cost £20 and include your entry to the wall and shoe hire.
If you would like to be able to supervise juniors when bouldering, the Bouldering Induction Plus is a great way to get yourself signed off as a bouldering supervisor. Just tell your instructor at the start of the session that you want to be a Bouldering Supervisor and we’ll do the rest.
WHAT IF I’D LIKE SOME INSTRUCTION FOR A GROUP OF FRIENDS OF FAMILY?
Check out our Bouldering Tasters. We provide the instructor and equipment to ensure you have a great climbing session learning some new skills.
I’M LOVING BOULDERING! HOW DO I IMPROVE MY SKILLS?
Book one of our coaching sessions here for yourself or a group of mates. A great opportunity to learn some key skills that will improve your balance and movement and enable you to make real progress.
Also look out for our Social Evenings for informal coaching with one of our Instructors.
If you would like to discuss any of the above, have questions or would like support with the registration process, give us a call or email [email protected]