Manchester Bouldering Evening - all abilities welcome! 
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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. For this reason, it is 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.This event is for members of all levels of experience and all are welcome to come along to any of the sessions.If you have not been to the centre before and can climb unsupervised you can save time when you arrive at the centre by registering online. Go to www.rockoverclimbing.co.uk/adults and use the 'register online' link to begin the process.To come along, 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 have negotiated a group discount for our regular bouldering sessions on wednesday evenings: Let the staff at the centre know you are with outdoorlads and you can get entry for the discounted price of £5 (provided you are a member of rockover bouldering wall).
What to bring
You don't need much equipment for bouldering at all, which is another part of its appeal. 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. kit hire prices can be found at: www.rockoverclimbing.co.uk/about/opening-times.
A Padlock will also be required to secure any belongings in the on-site lockers (Padlocks can also be bought/hired at the centre).
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.