What we're about

Every weekend OutdoorLads runs a range of sociable outdoor activities all over the UK for the LGBTQ+ community - things like hiking, climbing, camping, biking, canoeing, sailing and skiing. The group is a charity run by its members for its members, so while everything is done to the highest professional standards, the prices are kept low. All over the country people with different ages and backgrounds are joining OutdoorLads – the group has over 19,500 members and is growing.

One thing that characterises every OutdoorLads event is the friendly and welcoming nature of the people you meet. Everyone mucks in to help make sure everyone has a good time and events run smoothly and ‘first event jitters’ quickly disappear.

The group has had a significant impact on its members – with 89% of members surveyed recently saying ‘it has had a very positive impact on their life’, 70% saying they ‘have made loads of new friends though OutdoorLads’ and 84% saying they have ‘been able to try loads of new things with the group’. In summary, 87% of members said ‘they were proud to be a member of OutdoorLads’

Whether you have loads of experience, want to try something new, get fit or just want to get out in the countryside more, go on and OutdoorLads event! You’ll have a great time, with friendly guys who all have a shared love of the outdoors.

Visit our website at outdoorlads.com (http://outdoorlads.com/)

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Upcoming events (5)

London Indoor Bouldering morning

VauxWall West Climbing Centre

For the time being due to coronavirus all OutdoorLads events are cancelled. DUE TO A CHANGE IN THE INSURANCE POSITION BOTH TO PROTECT YOU AND THE GROUP THIS EVENT CAN NOW ONLY BE JOINED AT www.outdoorlads.com Sign up to the group and event is completely free,though you will have to pay the centre's entrance fee. Join Outdoorlads Flagship weekly saturday Bouldering morning at Vauxwall (1st Saturday of month vaux East otherwise Vaux West).Odl London boulderers welcome all members of the LGBTQ+ community You ll be meeting with a supportive group of 15 plus boulderers who are always happy to introduce complete beginners or solve difficult bouldering problems with enthusiasts. We usually follow up with a pub lunch. This event is for members of all levels of experience and all are welcome to come along to any of the sessions. Bouldering is a form of climbing where instead of long high routes, the 'problems', as they are referred to, tend to be shorter and focus on technique, balance, body positioning and sometimes power. Because of this different emphasis, bouldering doesn't have the hassle of climbing with ropes, harnesses and belaying, which makes the activities excellent for newcomers to the sport. If you're a seasoned climber you won't need convincing about the benefits of bouldering, but for those who've never climbed more than a staircase, the benefits are wide ranging: from the physical - improved strength, tone, balance, power and coordination; mental - problem solving, focus, concentration and body awareness; to the emotional - relaxation, a sense of achievement and a feeling that mind and body are working together perfectly ('feeling psyched'). On top of all this, bouldering tends to be a very social sport where you can hang out with mates and each have a go as you feel regardless of what level you climb at. Do I need a guided session? If you have never tried bouldering before it is recommended that you have a guided session from the event leader, who will go through everything you will need to know to boulder safely before joining in with the rest of the group. Participation Statement Please note that every person participating should be aware of (and accept) that those members perceived as ‘in charge’ or leading the event are not necessarily qualified, do not need to be qualified, and are not regarded by OutdoorLads, or themselves as ‘technical experts’ but are amateur climbers with some experience and who are happy to impart their knowledge. Any advice given should be considered with this in mind by the recipient. All those attending the event must also be aware of the centre's own terms and conditions of participation and abide by them, along with any instructions given by the centre’s staff. Everyone must also take responsibility for their own safety while participating in Indoor climbing events

London Indoor Climbing Evening

The Castle Climbing Centre

FOR THE TIME BEING ALL OUTDOORLADS EVENTS ARE CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS. DUE TO A CHANGE IN THE INSURANCE POSITION BOTH TO PROTECT YOU AND THE GROUP THIS EVENT CAN NOW ONLY BE JOINED AT www.outdoorlads.com Sign up to the group and event is completely free,though you will have to pay the centre's entrance fee. Come and join OutdoorLads for some indoor climbing in North London! Odl climbers welcome all members of the LGBTQ+ community At the biggest climbing centre in North London, there are 450 routes over 95 lines set across 1000 square metres of wall offering top-roping, lead climbing and bouldering on a wide range of slabs, cracks, overhangs, off-widths and chimneys - there really is something to suit every level of climbing ability! Anyone who knows how to belay can turn up-preferably sign up sat www.outdoorlads.com ( free sign up -you will need to pay entrance to the climbing centre. However are looking to take up to 2 beginners every week- you'll be joining an experienced and friendly group of climbers I've never climbed before, can I come along? If you've never climbed before, just let us know so we can arrange for you to be signed into the climbing centre as a supervised climber so that you can come and give it a try. If you enjoy your climbing experience, and would like to come climbing more regularly, we will also happily show you the ropes and teach you everything you need to know to climb safely. Interested? Read on! Supervised sessions If you're unsure whether you need to be signed in as a supervised climber or not, if you answer NO to any of the following three questions, then you will need to arrange to be supervised. If you can answer YES to all these questions, you can sign up to this event as normal: 1. Can you fit a climbing harness correctly? 2. Can you tie yourself to the end of a rope using the correct knots? 3. Can you belay another climber correctly and confidently? If you need to arrange a supervised session, please message the event leader before you sign up to this event to check availability for this session. Please note that the climbing centre limits the number of novice climbers we can supervise, so if you do not do this unfortunately we can't guarantee that we can sign you in to take part on the night (you can still sign yourself in to go bouldering though). Can I just come along and boulder? Absolutely! You can sign yourself in to boulder at any time, as long as you can fill in the climbing centre's forms correctly, watch their safety video and can answer the simple safety questions at reception on your first visit. If you're bouldering, you can join the other climbers in the break and afterwards in the pub. Participation Statement Please note that every person participating should be aware of (and accept) that those members perceived as ‘in charge’ or leading the event are not necessarily qualified, do not need to be qualified, and are not regarded by OutdoorLads, or themselves as ‘technical experts’ but are amateur climbers with some experience and who are happy to impart their knowledge. Any advice given should be considered with this in mind by the recipient. All those attending the event must also be aware of the centre's own terms and conditions of participation and abide by them, along with any instructions given by the centre’s staff. Everyone must also take responsibility for their own safety while participating in Indoor climbing events.

London Indoor Bouldering morning

VauxWall West Climbing Centre

For the time being due to coronavirus all OutdoorLads events are cancelled. DUE TO A CHANGE IN THE INSURANCE POSITION BOTH TO PROTECT YOU AND THE GROUP THIS EVENT CAN NOW ONLY BE JOINED AT www.outdoorlads.com Sign up to the group and event is completely free,though you will have to pay the centre's entrance fee. Join Outdoorlads Flagship weekly saturday Bouldering morning at Vauxwall (1st Saturday of month vaux East otherwise Vaux West).Odl London boulderers welcome all members of the LGBTQ+ community You ll be meeting with a supportive group of 15 plus boulderers who are always happy to introduce complete beginners or solve difficult bouldering problems with enthusiasts. We usually follow up with a pub lunch. This event is for members of all levels of experience and all are welcome to come along to any of the sessions. Bouldering is a form of climbing where instead of long high routes, the 'problems', as they are referred to, tend to be shorter and focus on technique, balance, body positioning and sometimes power. Because of this different emphasis, bouldering doesn't have the hassle of climbing with ropes, harnesses and belaying, which makes the activities excellent for newcomers to the sport. If you're a seasoned climber you won't need convincing about the benefits of bouldering, but for those who've never climbed more than a staircase, the benefits are wide ranging: from the physical - improved strength, tone, balance, power and coordination; mental - problem solving, focus, concentration and body awareness; to the emotional - relaxation, a sense of achievement and a feeling that mind and body are working together perfectly ('feeling psyched'). On top of all this, bouldering tends to be a very social sport where you can hang out with mates and each have a go as you feel regardless of what level you climb at. Do I need a guided session? If you have never tried bouldering before it is recommended that you have a guided session from the event leader, who will go through everything you will need to know to boulder safely before joining in with the rest of the group. Participation Statement Please note that every person participating should be aware of (and accept) that those members perceived as ‘in charge’ or leading the event are not necessarily qualified, do not need to be qualified, and are not regarded by OutdoorLads, or themselves as ‘technical experts’ but are amateur climbers with some experience and who are happy to impart their knowledge. Any advice given should be considered with this in mind by the recipient. All those attending the event must also be aware of the centre's own terms and conditions of participation and abide by them, along with any instructions given by the centre’s staff. Everyone must also take responsibility for their own safety while participating in Indoor climbing events

London Indoor Climbing Evening

The Castle Climbing Centre

FOR THE TIME BEING ALL OUTDOORLADS EVENTS ARE CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS. DUE TO A CHANGE IN THE INSURANCE POSITION BOTH TO PROTECT YOU AND THE GROUP THIS EVENT CAN NOW ONLY BE JOINED AT www.outdoorlads.com Sign up to the group and event is completely free,though you will have to pay the centre's entrance fee. Come and join OutdoorLads for some indoor climbing in North London! Odl climbers welcome all members of the LGBTQ+ community At the biggest climbing centre in North London, there are 450 routes over 95 lines set across 1000 square metres of wall offering top-roping, lead climbing and bouldering on a wide range of slabs, cracks, overhangs, off-widths and chimneys - there really is something to suit every level of climbing ability! Anyone who knows how to belay can turn up-preferably sign up sat www.outdoorlads.com ( free sign up -you will need to pay entrance to the climbing centre. However are looking to take up to 2 beginners every week- you'll be joining an experienced and friendly group of climbers I've never climbed before, can I come along? If you've never climbed before, just let us know so we can arrange for you to be signed into the climbing centre as a supervised climber so that you can come and give it a try. If you enjoy your climbing experience, and would like to come climbing more regularly, we will also happily show you the ropes and teach you everything you need to know to climb safely. Interested? Read on! Supervised sessions If you're unsure whether you need to be signed in as a supervised climber or not, if you answer NO to any of the following three questions, then you will need to arrange to be supervised. If you can answer YES to all these questions, you can sign up to this event as normal: 1. Can you fit a climbing harness correctly? 2. Can you tie yourself to the end of a rope using the correct knots? 3. Can you belay another climber correctly and confidently? If you need to arrange a supervised session, please message the event leader before you sign up to this event to check availability for this session. Please note that the climbing centre limits the number of novice climbers we can supervise, so if you do not do this unfortunately we can't guarantee that we can sign you in to take part on the night (you can still sign yourself in to go bouldering though). Can I just come along and boulder? Absolutely! You can sign yourself in to boulder at any time, as long as you can fill in the climbing centre's forms correctly, watch their safety video and can answer the simple safety questions at reception on your first visit. If you're bouldering, you can join the other climbers in the break and afterwards in the pub. Participation Statement Please note that every person participating should be aware of (and accept) that those members perceived as ‘in charge’ or leading the event are not necessarily qualified, do not need to be qualified, and are not regarded by OutdoorLads, or themselves as ‘technical experts’ but are amateur climbers with some experience and who are happy to impart their knowledge. Any advice given should be considered with this in mind by the recipient. All those attending the event must also be aware of the centre's own terms and conditions of participation and abide by them, along with any instructions given by the centre’s staff. Everyone must also take responsibility for their own safety while participating in Indoor climbing events.

Past events (183)

London Indoor Climbing Evening

The Castle Climbing Centre

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