Welcome

Whether you are an experienced climber or a total beginner, scroll below to plan your first visit.

Under 14s click here for info

New climbers Aged 14 +

If you are new to bouldering, you’ll need to complete a 1 hour First Visit Induction. This is the first stage of your journey in learning to climb. We will show you how it all works and upon completion, you will be able to register for unsupervised climbing in public times.

If you just intend on bringing the kids for a climb, you will still need to participate in an adult induction to enable you to register with us (if you do not wish to climb, see our juniors page for more info on instructor led sessions).

Book your induction below. 

september, 2021

What happens after the induction?

Upon completion of an induction you will be able to:

  • Safely use the centre and understand what bouldering is and the benefits
  • Supervise a guest climber
  • Have access to further courses and packages to help you develop as a boulderer
  • Ages 14-17 can also join our Teen Club for additional coaching, see our junior clubs page.
  • You’ll receive vouchers for discounts on memberships and climbing gear

Experienced climbers

18+

Please complete the registration form below. Just let our reception staff know you have registered online.

Before registering, please watch our centre induction video below.

14-17

A parent or guardian must complete the registration form below. Upon your first visit, you will be required to complete a young person’s competency form to demonstrate your understanding of how to safely use a bouldering wall without adult supervision.

All new members are required to pay a one-off £5 joining fee plus entry on your first visit.

Q: Do I need to do an Induction if I’ve been to a Clip ‘n’ Climb?

A: Yes, our centre is very different to a Clip ‘n’ Climb centre and requires different safety knowledge.

Q: What should I wear?

A: Any sort of comfortable gym or sportswear is ideal, something that you can move around in freely.

Q: Why do I have to wear climbing shoes?

A: 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.

Q: Is there anywhere to leave my bag and valuables?

A: There are plenty of storage boxes to leave your bags in within the main climbing centre. Valuables are left at your own risk.

Q: Do I have to be fit and ‘sporty’?

A: No, not at all. Climbing is a perfect way to start getting active and get into shape if that’s what you’re after. It is a great all body work out and it is also a mentally challenging activity where you will have to ‘problem solve’ how best to get to the top of the climb. It is also a great way to take your mind off any other stresses you might have in your life as it is a very absorbing activity which requires a lot of concentration.

Q: I am a student, under 18, living away from home and therefore my parent cannot be present to give consent for me to climb unsupervised. What should I do?

A: We can contact your parent or guardian on the day you register for verbal consent or you can ask them to email us to request a junior registration form and they can give written consent for you to climb unsupervised. Email info@boulderuk.co.uk to obtain the form.

Q: Can I book a private induction?

A: Our inductions have 4 spaces, but if you’d prefer a private session for just yourself or a bunch of friends, email us to arrange a booking.

Q: Am I too old to try bouldering?

A: There are no age restrictions with bouldering and we have people of all ages from 6 to 60 plus just starting out and enjoying the challenge and movement of climbing.