This is a group for anyone 40 and over who has ever wanted to try bouldering.
Because we are Chill in this group I'm not looking to exclude anyone under 40, but I thought it would be cool to create a group for people who want to meet others in this age range.
Bouldering is climbing in its simplest form, sans ropes, harnesses and hardware on rock faces that are shorter than the walls you would find at rope climbing areas. If rope climbing is a marathon, bouldering is more like a 100 yard dash.
I started bouldering at age 43 and I have always wondered why more people my age don't take it up? Maybe it would help to have someone close to their age to show them how to get started and to give some encouragement.
All skill levels welcome. I feel it's best to start bouldering indoors then transition to outdoor once you get a feeling for the sport. Bouldering is inherently social and very much a mental, as well as physical workout.
Anyone down for Boulderdash Ventura? I'll be there from 6-10 on Wednesday. Come anytime you want and stay as long as you want. It's $17 for entrance and $5 to rent shoes. So all you people in Ventra County who joined the Meetup now is your chance to try bouldering close to home. Bring water and snacks if you need them. I was there last night and it was a little chilly in the gym, so if you get cold easily bring a sweatshirt/jacket.
Hope to see you there.