Liverpool Indoor Bouldering - Fri-GAY Special
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OutdoorLads Indoor Climbing in Liverpool has been on hold during COVID19 but when we heard The Climbing Hangar had started LGBTQ+ special events, we thought it the perfect opportunity to return! The centre do a meet & greet with a free hot drink for all LGBTQ+ attendees at 6:30, or you can just come to climb at 7pm.
Seeing as it's a Friday, there may be the option of popping into nearby city centre afterwards for a drink too :)
**PLEASE BE SURE TO PRE-BOOK YOUR CLIMB VIA THE HANGARS WEBSITE**
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 (you don't have to pay anything to OutdoorLads for this event).
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 Hangar's website (click here) before your visit if this is your first time (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!
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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. It's quite hot in there during peak summer.
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!
if you’re coming for the meet & greet at 6:30, you’ll get a free hot drink!