Bouldering is climbing smaller walls without ropes. No harnesses, no knots to learn, no belaying to master. Just turn up, put on some shoes and get going.
Loose, comfy clothing is best - any sports clothes or baggy jeans or leggings.
No - you can rent shoes and chalk if you need them. You can bring a reusable water bottle and get it refilled with water at the desk if you want to.
10am in the week, 9am at weekends
Of course - the more the merrier. It will take a bit longer to check a group in though so encourage everyone to pre-register online before they come.
Yes! You can traverse to get started (climbing along rather than up) and when you feel more confident you can start to climb a little higher each go. You don’t have to get to the top, you can just practice one move at the bottom until you feel comfortable.
Absolutely. Anyone over the age of 5 can give it a go, but children will need to be supervised - read the guidelines here.
Primarily, routes are graded by colour so stick to the easier colours (yellow, orange, purple) to get you going. Once you are a pro, you can look at the grading chart for each wall - we use Font grades at Chimera.