Have you tried rock climbing and loved the thrill and adrenaline rush when you get to the top? Are you looking for a more convenient way of climbing, while still getting the ‘kick’ when you manage to conquer a route successfully?
Try bouldering – the purer form of rock climbing. No harness, no ropes, no special equipment. You don’t even need a belayer!
In bouldering, only three elements come to play — the wall, gravity and you. Convenient, eh?
Here are 3 more reasons why people who like rock climbing will also like bouldering:
Rock climbing that simply rocks (no pun intended)
Anybody can begin bouldering without the need to buy expensive gear and equipment. You don’t need experience to do it either – give it a go today even if you’ve never tried it before!
The climbs are high enough to be a challenge but safe in case you fall. In a bouldering gym, safety mats are there to catch you if you fall.
The beauty about “freestyle rock climbing” is that you can focus all your mind and might on the next movement, without worrying about the complexities of safety equipment!
Each climb is a “problem” to be solved
In bouldering, “boulder problems” are a sequence of moves that are like a puzzle and figuring out the optimal sequence can mean the difference between reaching the top or trying again. Its not just brute strength that will get you to the top, but creativity too!
You’d do well to combine mental acumen with physical agility when it comes to problem-solving in bouldering. How do you approach this over-hanging wall? Are there small movements to make your climb easier? Are you tall enough to reach the next hold? Are you short/flexible enough to fit into cramped body positions?
Each boulder problem offers a unique experience depending on your physical abilities. Before you know it, a boulder problem is no longer a hindrance to overcoming a wall — it’s a challenge to be overcome and to be proud of at the end of the day.
Make friends and discover a new community
You may have shed the harness and the ropes, but you’re not alone on the wall. Bouldering is a very social sport at its core!
Your friends from the ground will be right behind you, egging you on where you should put your foot next, or which hold to reach for next, you will surprised that with friends you can truly push yourself to new heights!
If you are keen to try bouldering, we welcome you to visit us today! Book your first paid trial and we hope to climb with you soon!