This event is now full but it's repeated again on the 29th June. You can sign up to that event here:
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 http://archclimbingwall.com/ or ask below.
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): http://archclimbingwall.com/biscuit/map/
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