BOULDERING - MANCHESTER (Beginners welcome!)
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Join OutdoorLads For An Evening of INDOOR BOULDERING In Manchester!
This event is intended as a safe space for the LGBTQ+ community; everyone will be warmly welcomed
What is Bouldering? It's a form of climbing where instead of long high routes, the 'problems' tend to be shorter and focus on technique, balance, body positioning and sometimes power. Because of this different emphasis, bouldering doesn't have the hassle of climbing with ropes, harnesses and belaying, which makes it an excellent activity for newcomers to the sport. No wonder it's often regarded as the 'purest' form of climbing.
If you're a seasoned climber you won't need convincing about the benefits of bouldering, but for those who've never climbed more than a staircase, the benefits are wide ranging: from the physical - improved strength, tone, balance, power and coordination; mental - problem solving, focus, concentration and body awareness; to the emotional - relaxation, a sense of achievement and a feeling that mind and body are working together perfectly ('feeling psyched'). On top of all this, bouldering tends to be a very social sport where you can hang out with mates and each have a go as you feel regardless of what level you climb at.
I'm new to Bouldering - can I come along? If you have never tried bouldering before it is recommended that you have a guided session from the event leader, who will go through everything you will need to know to boulder safely before joining in with the rest of the group.
I've been Bouldering before? As above, everyone attending the event must abide by the centre's T&Cs etc. As an experienced boulderer you responsible for your own safety, actions and involvement at all times. As such, you should use your own judgement in taking up advice given either by OutdoorLads Volunteers or other experienced climbers.
How Do I Sign Up? If you are not already registered with Rock Over Climbing, please do so here. As well as signing up to this OutdoorLads event page you will need to pay Rock Over for a session. This is most easily done through their app (search "rock over climbing" in your app store), but you can also do this at their reception desk. Don't forget to add your space at the Concessionary Rate to benefit from the discounted rate OutdoorLads has agreed with the centre. As before, we'd ask that all members sign up through the event page to make sure the event leader has all information of the members attending.
What other Climbing events do OutdoorLads Run? We run regular indoor climbing and bouldering events across the North West - Click here to see all the current events. We also have a private Facebook Group where we post about new events as well as social and other climbing stuff too, feel free to sign up to it!
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IMPORTANT! - Participation Statement
You MUST complete a Participation Statement, in addition to booking your event space before attending an OutdoorLads event. You only need to complete this Participation Statement once, not for each event you attend.
Please note that every person participating should be aware of (and accept) that those members perceived as ‘in charge’ or leading the event are not necessarily qualified, do not need to be qualified, and are not regarded by OutdoorLads, or themselves as ‘technical experts’ but are amateur climbers with some experience and who are happy to impart their knowledge. Any advice given should be considered with this in mind by the recipient.
All those attending the event must also be aware of the centre's own terms and conditions of participation and abide by them, along with any instructions given by the centre’s staff. Everyone must also take responsibility for their own safety while participating in Indoor climbing events.
What to bring
Climbing shoes if you have them. Don't worry if not, these can be hired from the centre.
Make sure to wear something that allows you to move around freely, like shorts/joggers and a t-shirt. Jeans are not recommended. If you have any OutdoorLads branded clothing then please try and wear this as it will give the group a good level of visibility. Any jewellery such as rings, watches, chains etc. must be removed to help prevent injury.
Lockers are available, but you'll need your own padlock.
Food & drink
There is a cafe area at the centre where hot and cold drinks along with snacks can be purchased. Bottled drinks can also be purchased here.