activities> peak district climbing courses > Beginner Outdoor Bouldering Course
£85.00 per person

Location: Adventure Hub · Peak District

Duration: 1 day

Ratio: 1:6

What you get:

  • Expert tuition
  • All technical equipment
  • Complimentary use of our bouldering wall after the course
  • Complimentary refreshments
  • 5% discount on equipment in our shop

Beginner Outdoor Bouldering Course

Take all the best bits of a rock climb and condense them down into a single boulder and you have the purest form of the sport. This is the closest thing to vertical dancing!

Highlights
  • Develop your climbing technique on real rock 
  • Become a confident, independent boulderer 
  • Experience some of the best bouldering venues in the UK
Course Overview

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. A pair of shoes, a bag of chalk and a bouldering mat to cushion your landing are all that are required to enjoy the experience of moving over real rock. This one day course is suitable for anyone wanting to learn the essential skills of bouldering outdoors 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 developing climbing technique as a progression from our Beginner Climbing Course.

Course Outcomes
  • Safety techniques - mat placement and spotting 
  • Bouldering techniques - moving effectively and efficiently 
  • Experience of several bouldering venues 
  • Using guidebooks and understanding grading systems 
  • Understanding of ethics and etiquette
Course Information

YOUR BEGINNER OUTDOOR BOULDERING COURSE

9:30 - 16:30


Get ready to have a great introduction day to bouldering at a glorious gritstone venue.

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 for rock climbing shoes if you require them. All you need do is check you have food, a drink and that your clothing is suitable for the conditions.

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 discuss guide books, the bouldering environment and begin your warm up.

PRACTICAL CLIMBING SESSION
Your instructor will demonstrate and explain the basics of safe bouldering and respecting the bouldering area and fellow climbers. The art of good footwork will underpin much of the day but you will also be shown and coached on different key climbing techniques as you solve progressively trickier problems throughout the day.

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.

  • We provide all technical equipment including bouldering mats and rock shoes
  • Clothing suited to the weather (waterproofs, warm tops, etc )
  • Good comfortable footwear for walking to the crag
  • A good supply of snacks and a drink
  • Sun cream, hat and sunglasses (you just never know!)

Participants must have a basic level of climbing experience indoors or outside.

FAQs
Start time: 09:30 - Finish time:16:30. Please note, these times areapproximate and could be subject to minor changes. Please leave plenty of time when bookingpublic transport.
As much as many of our instructors are dog lovers, this often isn't suitable if you are booking onto a scheduled course, as we can't guarantee that other members of the group don't have an allergy or problem with dogs. If you do want to bring a pet, we will happily accommodate you if you book a private instructor for you or your group.
Almost all courses begin and end at our base, The Adventure Hub, where you will have access to complimentary tea and coffee. 

We do not provide food as part of our courses and you will need to bring a packed lunch along for each day. There is a cafe on-site that can provide you with sandwiches, cakes and drinks. If you pre-book a lunch with them they will deliver it fresh to our offices first thing each morning. Taste Buds cafe can be reached directly on 01433 208008.
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Our instructors can be booked privately to deliver this course. Benefit from private tuition, pick a date that suits you and your instructor can design the day to suit your needs. You can hire one of our instructors from just £199 per day. Click here to book a private course.