What is Bouldering?

If you think Bouldering is inferior to roped climbing, we challenge you to come along and have a go! We know you will have a change of heart!

Bouldering is a lower height form of climbing typically limited to a height of 4.5m. As there are no ropes, so to ensure everyone’s safety there is deep foam matting below the walls to help prevent injury from falling. As you don’t need any special equipment or instruction, you can make a workout as physical as you want it to be. If you’re not looking to do a monotonous workout, bouldering is the most fun you will have without feeling like you are working out! Bouldering is non-restrictive, fun, and very sociable.

You can challenge yourself when Bouldering. Focus on a sequence that really gets your muscles moving. Bouldering makes you more aware of your body. You can feel the strength and power build within each technical move. It can be a mental challenge as well as a physical challenge. Even if you are new to Bouldering, your mental challenge can be as hard, or as simple as you want it to be. You set the pace. You set the difficulty.

A bouldering route is referred to as a ‘problem’ and each bouldering problem is graded. We use colour coded holds so anyone can easily identify the problems. The aim of bouldering is to climb a colour coded bouldering problem of your choice from bottom to top, using only the specific colour coded holds designated for use on that particular problem.