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Private Introductory Climbing/Bouldering­­ Lesson­

Hi guys

This event is now full but it's repeated again on the 29th June. You can sign up to that event here:

Kind regards


Ever wanted to try climbing or try a new type of climbing? 

This isn't regular climbing. There are no ropes, and no walls more than 4 metres high. But the challenging routes to the top make this a great experience for beginners and veteran climbers alike. 

As much a mental as a physical challenge you must plot your route carefully...

Bouldering means climbing free – without ropes, harnesses or reluctant partners.  Bouldering isn’t about climbing really far or very high – the highest you will go indoors is around 4 metres high. It is about having fun, finding challenges that appeal to you, and also having to work hard sometimes.

 This meetup includes:

• 1 hour group introductory lesson and practice

• Access to the climbing centre for the rest of the day so you can stay and climb for as long as you like after the lesson

All equipment hire (climbing shoes and chalk)

• Locker access for valuables, coats and bags

Total price for the introductory lesson is: £17.50 

Deposit to pay is: £5

To pay on the day: £12.50

If you came to the previous event or have already done the introduction at this centre then the price for re-entry is  £10 inc. shoe hire or just £8 if you have your own climbing shoes.

Any questions or for more information please refer to or ask below.

Your organiser 

PS Here are some FAQs from their website...

• What... no ropes?!

While you are climbing, there are thick padded mats underneath you. These are there to protect you if you fall.

• I can’t do a single pull up to save my life. Am I fit enough?

Yes! Bouldering is not about keeping up with a group, but about getting in touch with your own body and its abilities. As long as you can walk up and down stairs and don’t have any medical problems you will be just fine.

• Is bouldering a good workout?

Bouldering is an incredible workout! Climbing is the original natural workout for a strong and flexible human body. Of course it works your hands, arms, shoulders and back like no other sport, but what is less known is that it works your core muscles and your lower body just as much. Expect to feel a little bit sore after your first sessions, and remember to keep drinking water!

• What do I need to bring?

Just bring loose, or stretchy, comfortable clothing and a jumper for when you are taking a break or waiting before your lesson starts.

• Where exactly is it?

Check this map, it's about 3-5 mins walk south of Bermondsey Tube Station (Jubilee line):

PPS Aside from the obvious walls the climbing centre facilities are:

• Changing rooms

• Toilets and showers

• Water fountain

• Stretching area

• Large lounge area for relaxing before between and after climbs.

• Small café

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  • Daria K.

    Great and interesting new way to keep fit - Benjamin was very helpful and super organised and the whole day was pretty rewarding - definitely recommend giving it a go.

    1 · June 8, 2014

  • Simon

    Hi great meeting you all, hopefully see you all again, thanks Ben for a good afternoon.

    June 8, 2014

  • Karl

    This was a interesting event a a different way to spend Sunday afternoon. I enjoyed this for the challenge it was and because it was different and new. I would recommend this to anyone who would like the same.

    June 8, 2014

  • Sarah R.

    hi there Ben! I'm new, super excited about this event! Thank's for organising it! what clothes do I need to bring for climbing?? ss

    June 7, 2014

    • Benjamin H.

      This is what the centre suggests: "Please wear comfortable clothes to climb in (gym/stretching/running gear) – something that allows good movement and flexibility."

      1 · June 7, 2014

  • Benjamin H.

    Hi guys

    This event is now full but it's repeated again on the 29th June. You can sign up to that event here:

    Kind regards


    June 7, 2014

    • Benjamin H.

      Very sorry, I've corrected it now, meet at 1.30pm please. Thanks for pointing it out!

      June 7, 2014

    • nayeem

      OK, cheers!

      June 7, 2014

  • Laurisma

    What time will the event be exactly?

    May 30, 2014

    • Benjamin H.

      Meet between 1.30 and 1.45pm. Then we will have time to register and or change before 2pm.

      1 · May 30, 2014

  • Sara H.

    Will this be repeated later this month? I wanted to take part but the time wasn't right this time.

    May 30, 2014

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