Take all the best bits of a rock climb, condense them into a single boulder and enjoy the purest form of the sport. This is the closest thing to vertical dancing; are ready to become the Fred Astaire or Ginger Rogers of the climbing world?
Bouldering is the art and science of climbing boulders. By restricting the height of the climbs, the need for ropes and other rock climbing kit is removed. This one day course is suitable for anyone wanting to develop their technique, problem solving ability and all round 'send' capacity. We build on the fundamentals of footwork and movement on outdoor boulder in a safe and enjoyable way.
The Peak District has a wealth of bouldering options available, with problems suitable for beginners through to elite climbers, allowing our experienced instructors to choose the appropriate level of challenge for you. Climbers of all standards regularly use bouldering as one of the most effective ways to improve their strength and overall technique and this course is an excellent option for further developing and pushing your grade.
YOUR IMPROVER OUTDOOR BOULDERING COURSE
9:30 - 16:30
Get ready to have a great session developing your bouldering skills on a great range of classic Gritstone boulders.
ARRIVE AT THE ADVENTURE HUB
Your instructor will welcome you and discuss the aims of the course and you own aspirations over a great cup of fresh Italian coffee or tea.
COLLECT AND CHECK YOUR EQUIPMENT
You will be sized up with rock climbing shoes if you require them. All you need do is check you have food and water and that your rucksack is suitably packed ready for what the weather may throw at you.
TRAVEL TO CLIMB LOCATION
The exact location will depend on the weather and the aims and abilities of the group. Typically this is a 15-20 minute drive from the Adventure Hub. A short walk will then follow which is a great chance to look at the dark magic of guide books and boulder hunting, chat about environment and ethics, compare the benefits of different bouldering mats and simply get warmed up.
PRACTICAL CLIMBING SESSION
Your instructor will reiterate the fundamentals of safe bouldering and respecting the bouldering area and fellow climbers. You will then progressively develop your skills to send more challenging boulder problems. The art of footwork and perfect body position will underpin much of the day but you can expect to be shown and coached on different key climbing techniques as you work a range of different problems.
BACK TO THE ADVENTURE HUB
Once we are off the hill we will return to the Adventure Hub. With fresh coffee in hand, we summarise the key learning points from the day's adventure, discuss your progress so far and set some personalised development targets for your blossoming bouldering career.
Some experience of bouldering outdoors
Anyone aged 13 or over can attend any of our scheduled courses with the exception of Mountain Biking and Winter Skills where the minimum age is 18 unless accompanied by a parent.
We hold an AALA license and are able to take out children who are younger than 13, however we only offer this on a private guided basis. See our private guiding rates, as this can work out very competitive, especially when booking as a family. There is no maximum age, if you feel young enough to attend then you are very welcome!
Select the activity, number of people, start date and end date to generate a quote.
Location : Peak District
Duration : 1 day
Ratio : 1:6
Minimum age : 13
Share Course :