What’s Bouldering?

Bouldering is rock climbing stripped down to its raw essentials. There’s no complicated ropes or harnesses and 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 the video below, shot at our sister wall HarroWall, to get an idea of why you should give it a go!

The beauty of bouldering is that every problem has its own solution. To climb it successfully, you need to figure it out. Depending on your body shape and personal strengths, your solution could be wildly 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.

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 to buy in our shop.

I want to give it a go!

Just visit our pre-register page, watch our bouldering induction video and come on down. It’s that easy! You can be climbing within 10 minutes of walking through the door.

Can I climb with an instructor on my first visit?

Of course you can! We run private sessions that are perfect for adults wanting to get into the sport. They’re a relaxed, friendly introduction that will give you all the info you need to enjoy this new sport. We run them at different times during the week. Click the button below to find out more information.


Bouldering is a super accessible sport that is open to anyone of any age and ability. Come try this great new activity today!