What is Bouldering?
It’s like climbing ….without the ropes…just you against the wall. It’s a great activity for the WHOLE family (children must be turning 5 within 6 months of booking date)!
The walls are obviously lower, and they are surrounded by soft padded mats (in case you fall). It’s fun, challenging & empowering.
It is super social and best of all anyone can do it.
What to Bring
The choice is really yours – just make sure that if you aren’t hiring climbing shoes that you bring sensible sports shoes.
Climbing Shoes make a huge difference to your climbing.
Speedos are probably not the best fashion decision for climbing.
Bouldering (kids climbing) is super fun, but as with all physical activities, there are risks. Prior to using Umbrella Nine Co’s facilities, you must complete a waiver either online or in store. Save time and fill it out online before you come. No need to bring it in, we’ll be able to look it up when you arrive.
Rules & Safety
Climb down whenever possible, using any holds
Land on both feet evenly to distribute impact – collapse your knees and roll onto your bottom
Try to avoid landing on straight legs
Let the mat absorb your impact
Keep practicing your fall – from a low height to start with
Stay off the mats unless you’re climbing
No food or drink on the mats
Look up when you walk around, climbers may be climbing above you
Closed in shoes must be worn when climbing
If a climber is already on a wall you want to climb, just wait – it won’t be long
Don’t cross paths with another climber
Look after your fellow climbers