What is Bouldering?
Bouldering is climbing in its purest form. With a maximum wall height of 15 feet, a harness and rope are unnecessary. Falls are protected by a soft, padded floor. By eliminating gear, climbers are able to dedicate more of their attention to movement and problem solving. They can also move freely throughout the space– no partner required– making bouldering a more social activity than roped climbing.
Climbing is a mental activity. It activates both sides of the brain.
Left: analytical, strategic, pattern recognizing.
Right: intuitive, spatially aware, creative.
Climbing is physically demanding. Physical benefits include:
Resilient body, weight loss, enhanced sense of balance, coordination, stress relief and meditation.
Individualistic & Social
We all have different bodies. We climb at our own pace and difficulty level. Still, we all struggle. It’s important to learn from one another and celebrate achievements together.
It’s easy to feel a concrete sense of progression through bouldering. There are many components that contribute to climbing proficiency. Bouldering requires physical, technical and mental skills equally. Choosing which skill to improve will help you to evolve into the super hero you’ve always been.
Sense of Achievement
Achieving goals is an empowering experience. Bouldering offers infinite challenges and the sweet sense of achievement when overcoming them and getting to the top.
Improves Problem Solving Skills
Bouldering routes are called “problems.” They are puzzles that cultivate critical thinking, concentration, and strategizing; skills that carry over to other realms of life including school, work, and relationships.
What to bring
- Comfortable clothing
- Socks for those renting shoes
- Adventurous attitude
Things to know
- Anyone entering the facility must fill out a waiver. You can also fill one out when you get here.
- Parents/legal guardians must fill out waivers for climbers under 18 years old.
- Never be under another climber.
- Never climb beyond your ability to fall.
- Be aware of other climbers, objects, etc. before getting on the wall.
- Do not run in the facility.
- Children 12 years old or younger must be supervised by a parent or guardian at all times.
- Climbing under the influence of drugs or alcohol is not permitted.
- Barefoot climbing is not permitted.
- Please inform staff if anybody is being a danger to themselves or others.
- Please inform staff if an injury occurs.
- If you’re going to spot, do it safely.
- All belongings, including food and drink, are not permitted on the mats.