New to Bouldering in Maidstone - The Climbing Experience

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Bouldering is a form of rock climbing where you climb a set route of climbing holds up a specially designed wall.

Anyone over the age of 5 can try it, as all the climbing holds are colour-coded and graded by difficulty, which is clearly marked. You climb without a rope or harness, to a maximum bouldering height of 4.5m, and specially designed matting provides a soft landing in case you fall off.

It is the most social form of rock climbing and is easy to start as it doesn’t require much equipment. All you need is a pair of special climbing shoes which you can hire from us.  Bouldering is good exercise both physically and mentally; training physical strength, skill, technique, alongside the more mental aspects such as problem-solving.

Ready to start?

If you’re new to climbing we recommend joining one of our intro to bouldering classes, as they are designed to give you all the skills you to climb independently. Alternatively, you can turn up at the centre and ask to watch our bouldering safety video, after which we’ll ask a few short safety questions, before letting you start your climbing journey.

For under 16’s, join a private taster session or take a look at our kids climbing clubs & courses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Intro Classes

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Intro to Bouldering

If you’re new to climbing, and over the age of 16, we recommend you book one of our intro to bouldering classes.  These sessions run through all of the necessary safety information that you need to know, as well as teaching some of the fundamentals of climbing techniques.

Our staff will be on hand throughout the hour long session to offer you advice and encouragement all the way from the bottom to the top!

Just want to get started? If you are over 16, you can just turn up and watch our bouldering safety video.

Please note, you must be at-least 16 years old to join an intro to bouldering session.

 

Private Taster Session

Our private tasters are here so that you can try bouldering in a 1:1 instructed environment, perfect for if you’re feeling a little less confident, or are looking for a bespoke session for you and your family.  Adults and children can book onto these sessions, with the adults being signed off as safe to climb and supervise afterwards.

Please note, children must be at-least 5 years old to join a private taster session on our bouldering walls

Book your intro and get climbing!

Select your session from the buttons below. Please be aware that Intro to Bouldering sessions are 16+. For Under 16’s please book onto a Private Taster session or check out our Kid’s courses & Clubs

FAQ'S

  • What is Bouldering

    Bouldering is a form of rock climbing where you climb above safety matting, without a rope or harness. You will climb a set route of climbing holds up the wall. The routes range in difficulty from easy to very difficult, so anyone can give it a try, no matter their ability. It is a very social form of rock climbing and it's easy to start as it doesn’t require much equipment. Bouldering is good exercise both physically and mentally; training strength, skill, technique and your brain. Bouldering is one of the fastest-growing sports in the UK, why not give it a try ?

  • How fit do I need to be?

    Bouldering is a strenuous sport but there are various grades of difficulty that are clearly marked by colours, so you can start with the easiest. Anyone can try, just make sure you start off slowly if you don't want to become tired too quickly! Bouldering is a great way to improve your physical fitness, burn calories and build muscle.

  • Do I need previous climbing experience

    Not at all. Beginners are always welcome and we offer courses of instruction for those who are new to bouldering or who want to improve. Anyone can climb; it is in our nature after all!

  • What equipment do I need?

    The only thing you will need is a pair of climbing shoes! This is why bouldering is such an easy sport to enjoy- no specialist gear required. Climbing shoes can be hired at reception, and are included in the price of any inductions or instruction sessions. You may also want some chalk for your hands, to stop them slipping too much on our holds, but this can also be hired from us.

  • What should I wear?

    Sports clothing is what most climbers opt for, as it's stretchy and allows you to move freely. Tight jeans are not recommended. You may want to consider different layers so that you can remove clothing as you warm up. Bouldering is a strenuous exercise and you can get warm quite quickly. Many people choose to wear exactly what they would wear to the gym.

  • I've climbed before at a different centre, can I just turn up?

    Absolutely! If you have previous climbing experience, we'll just ask you a few bouldering safety questions and then you'll be free to climb unsupervised. Once you are signed off you can also supervise other novice climbers and under 16's.

  • Do I need to book?

    If you are new to climbing we advise completing our intro to bouldering class. You can book online or over the phone. If you have climbed before, or wish to watch our safety video instead, no booking is necessary

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