Bouldering in essence is the simplest and purest form of climbing. Just you, your climbing shoes and some chalk (oh, and some comfortable clothes/gym kit!). No need for a harness or rope!
Not only is it a great way to get fit and tone up, it also increases flexibility and mindfulness, a bit like yoga, challenges your problem-solving kills and has the added bonus of being a very sociable sport.
Thankfully you’re never that far from the ground (well, up to 4.5m) which is covered with thick foam matting*. Without the harness and rope it also means it’s a much cheaper way to start climbing.
*the matting does not eliminate the risk of injury.
Yes, and no! Although you are climbing not too far off the ground and there is foam matting below you, an awkward or unexpected fall from any hight can result in injury.
If you haven’t climbed or bouldered before, we insist you take our Bouldering Safety course with us, so we can point out the risks and how to use the centre safely.
Bottom line, climbing can result in serious injury.
If you’ve climbed or bouldered before, absolutely. You can even pre-pay for your session HERE*.
You will need to fill out a registration form (soon to be available online) and confirm you are an experienced climber.
If, on the other hand, you don’t have sufficient climbing experience then we need to get you booked onto a safety course. At quiet times this may be possible straight away, but we can’t guarantee that. It’s best to book in advance.
THIS IS NOT A PLAY CENTRE.
Parents with climbing experience:
If you are an experienced climber you can supervise up to 2 children.
There is no kids’ area, and the climbs are set for adults. This means they would still be suitable for teenagers. And we all know there are some 10 year olds that climb pretty hard, so let’s not put a minimum age limit! But, if you intend to bring younger children, we suggest you visit first without the kids and assess the suitability of our walls for them yourself.
Parents without climbing experience:
You will need to attend a Bouldering Safety course first, so you are aware of the dangers of bouldering and the safety rules of the centre. Then the above will apply to you.
Close parental guidance is required at all times.
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Up on the first floor of the Centre Court Shopping Centre, Wimbledon. More details HERE.
We will have! We’re still completing work and opening before they are finished. They will be operational by the Grand Opening party on the 16th June.
We are currently restricted by our landlord to the following hours:
Weekdays 2pm – 10pm
Weekends 10am – 6pm
Once these restrictions are lifted, around the 16th June, our big opening event, they will be:
Weekdays 6:30am – 10pm
Weekends 8 or 10am – 6 or 8pm
Hour will be adjusted if needed. We will do our best to open when you need to climb, within reason!
Not as such. There will be a small warm up/stretching area, with some free weights. It won’t be very big. We need to complete work on this. At the moment it is boarded off. Keep your eyes on social media for when it opens.
There is a huge gym opposite us, so we concentrated on more bouldering.
Not a circuit board as such. We have a Moon Board and Kilter Board. Both are set at 40°.
Download their respective apps from your usual app store.
Yes we do.
We have a small café serving amazing locally roasted coffees, along with locally sourced cakes and light snack. Cold drinks too, and a water fountain (coming soon).
We do. A long bar (not a bar bar, no cocktails here, yet!) with plugs and phone chargers, where you can drink coffee and watch climbers, or just people watch over the shopping centre. There’s even a built-in chess board!