London Bouldering All Abilities Welcome + Optional Pub Visit
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Come and join us for a Sunday bouldering session!
Bouldering is a form of climbing where instead of long high routes, the ‘problems’ as they are referred to, tend to be shorter/lower 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. With climbs of various grades suitable for complete beginners to seasoned pros, you decide how much you wish to challenge yourself.
Bouldering is great fun and a great workout. We’ll show you everything you need to know to get you started.
Please message the leader prior to booking on to the event if this is your first time bouldering/climbing.
If you have not visited the Stronghold Centre before, it is recommended that you pre-register online prior to your first visit. Please watch the online introduction video as you may be asked a few easy questions to complete your registration at the centre.
We look forward to seeing you at what is always a fun event.
This event is for members of all levels of experience and any member is welcome to come .
If this will be your first time bouldering with us, please contact the event leader in advance to let him know what your skills and experience are.
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
You don't need much equipment for bouldering at all. The only specialist kit you will need are rock climbing shoes which can be hired from the centre if you haven't got your own.
What to Wear
It is best to wear either shorts, combats or tracksuit bottoms with a t-shirt or vest. No jeans or any form of trouser which hampers movement. 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 or bangles should be removed before beginning the session to prevent injury.
Food & drink
There is a small cafe on-site serving drinks and snacks and also a free to use drinking water fount.
After the session we usually visit a local riverside pub for refreshments for a bite to eat and drink should you so desire.