Liverpool Indoor Bouldering - beginners welcome
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We currently climb indoors most Tuesdays in Liverpool, typically doing 2 weeks roped climbing (At wesome Walls)and then a week bouldering (At The Climbing Hangar); This pattern can vary according to leader availability though so please look carefully at event dates!
Bouldering is a form of climbing where instead of long high routes, the 'problems' as they are referred to 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 the activities excellent for newcomers to the sport.
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.
This event is for members of all levels of experience and any member is welcome to come along to any of the sessions.
To come along and join in with us, you will need to register via the event page, and to climb you will need to pay an entry fee directly to the centre when you arrive.
We will meet by reception at 7.20pm initially, or while getting ready in the area just before the second large room at the rear- where there are lockers and cubby holes for bags etc.
Please complete your registration on The Hagar's website (click here) before your visit (this will save you having to do this on their tablets in centre, which will save you time when you arrive.
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!
As a BMC Affiliate member, Outdoorlads draws your attention to the fact that climbing is an activity with a danger of personal injury or death. You should be aware of and accept these risks and be responsible for your own actions and involvement. 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.
What to bring
Best to wear/bring shorts and a vest/tshirt. Stretchy/loose clothing is best. It can get colder in winter towards the end of the evening, so maybe an extra layer/trackie pants this time of year.
Rock boots will definitly help your climbing and can be hired at the venue if you dont have your own. Prices are on the venue website:
Food & drink
We usually stop for a drink, a rest and a gab half way through the evening. Refreshments and snacks are available to buy at the venue, or feel free to bring your own, or power on through without a break if you prefer!