What is bouldering?

Bouldering is rock climbing stripped down to its raw essentials. No complicated ropes or harnesses, 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 to get a visual idea of why you should give it a go!


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

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 buy in our shop.


How do I get started?

Just visit our Pre-register Page, watch our Bouldering Induction video and come on down. If you don’t have time now you can also do this at reception at Kendal Wall. It’s that easy! You can be climbing within 20 mins of walking in through the door.

Can I climb with an Instructor?

Of course you can. Just give us a call or check out our range of instructed sessions.


This sport is great! Now that I’ve been bouldering is there a Beginners Course I can do to learn the ropes?

Yep. We run Beginners Sessions which are all about getting you climbing regularly and teaching you the skills that you will need to get you climbing routes in the Main Hall.


I’m loving bouldering! How do I improve my skills?

Why not come along to our Womens Social on Mondays or our coaching Wednesday Socials? Our social sessions are friendly, fun and inclusive to help you develop your skills and techniques.

Alternatively you can book a private coaching session for yourself or a group of mates. A great opportunity to learn some key skills that will improve your balance and movement and enable you to make real progress.

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