Bouldering is a form of climbing. You climb on walls between 3 and 4.5m high, with no ropes and above thick crash mats. As there are no ropes you don’t need to learn any fancy skills to start out. Routes are made up of coloured hand and foot holds. The aim is to climb one colour hold from the bottom to the top. Simple right?!
Of course, the routes start at the super-easy end of the scale and get harder and harder, so there’s always a new challenge. Often, the challenge doesn’t require more brute strength – but balance, coordination and problem-solving skills. You’ll find yourself chatting with others as you work out any one of our 350 boulder problems we have here – but be quick! A section of the wall gets re-set each week with each route being up for just 10 weeks!
…Oh, and it’s super addictive!