Frequently Asked Questions2019-04-25T16:39:55+01:00

Please have a read of our Frequently Asked Questions below. If you need further information or would like to book then please just contct us here.

Is Boulder Shack just bouldering?2024-04-01T13:40:40+01:00

As well and a mass of awesome bouldering, we also run exciting fitness classes on a daily basis. This is everything from Yoga and Pilates through to Dynamic Strength classes and Movement Coaching Workshops. These classes are all free to Gold members for just £8 each.

Is climbing / bouldering good exercise?2017-07-13T09:44:35+01:00

Rock climbing is a fantastic all round form of exercise and a great, fun alternative to the boredom of Gyms. Climbing doesn’t always require you to have super strong arms, as climbs can be completed using technique and finesse also. As well as being great exercise, climbing will also promote proprioception, problem-solving and coordination skills!

How does parking work?2023-01-18T09:24:41+00:00

There is ample parking right outside the centre and you need to register your car on arrival at the centre or risk getting a parking charge notice.  There is a white tablet on the wall next to the changing rooms to add your vehicle registration to the system. In the unlikely event that you are issued a parking charge notice and you have added your vehicle to the system, please bring the PCN to a member of the team and we will raise it with the parking company on your behalf.  If you did not register your car and received a PCN, we cannot appeal this on your behalf.

We have colour coded parking spaces with different rules for when you can use them; all pink bays are available to be used 24/7, blue bays are only to be used from 5:30pm in the evening and at weekends as these belong to our neighbours.  If these spaces are all full please find alternative parking on the main road whilst showing consideration for the other businesses.  Please see the diagram here for more information.

Do you have any specialist equipment to help those with disabilities take part in this activity?2017-07-13T09:40:07+01:00

Unfortunately, we don’t currently have any specialist equipment allowing those with disabilities to take part in the activities. However, we do have an experienced team of instructors who regularly work with those with disabilities. In some cases, it’s not necessary to use any specialist equipment at all to take part in activities. Please call or email with your specific requirements and we can see if we can help.

Is there disabled access to the building, activity & facilities?2017-07-13T09:40:20+01:00

There is disabled (wheelchair) access to all of the above.

Are there any supervision requirements?2020-02-11T20:25:06+00:00

Under 16’s or inexperienced climbers must be supervised by an experienced adult at all times. “Experienced” means having had recent and regular experience of bouldering and/or supervising bouldering. If these experience requirements are not met then adults can book onto one of our induction plus sessions allowing them to supervise. (follow the link below).

One adult may supervise a maximum of two climbers over the age of 5 at any one time. Please read here for climbers below the aged 4 and 5.

Is there a minimum age for Climbing / Bouldering?2020-02-11T20:11:13+00:00

To climb at Boulder Shack, you must be at least 4 years old.

Read more about our age limits and supervision guidance here.

Do I need any specialist equipment to take part in bouldering?2017-07-13T09:32:53+01:00

All you will need to take part in bouldering at Boulder Shack is a pair of climbing shoes, which we have available to hire if you don’t already have your own.


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