Bouldering Absolute Beginners (LEVEL 1) – Sat 4th November
10am Saturday 4th November
Members Price: £25 (Contact for payment link)
At AITW we believe that climbing has the power to be life changing, bringing with it an amazing community and a whole load of physical and mental health benefits.
However bouldering gyms can be a pretty intimidating place for beginners. You might find yourself asking, ‘Are these shoes meant to hurt?’ ‘How do I start and finish a climb?’ ‘Will I hurt myself if I fall?’ ‘Do I really need to use chalk?’ ‘What do the grades mean?’
In this starter session all of your questions will be answered so you can start your bouldering journey in the best possible way, ready for our bouldering socials!
What you will learn
- Appropriate climbing based warm up and cool down
- Basics on gear
- How to fall safely
- How to correctly start and finish a climb
- Identifying holds
- Foundations of efficient movement and foot placement
- Managing fear
- Grading system
- Gym and safety etiquette
Vauxwall East – London’s most beginner friendly gym/One of the UK’s largest bouldering gyms
Nearest tube – Kennington (Northern Line, Zone 1), Lambeth North (Bakerloo line, Zone 1), Vauxhall (Victoria line, Zone 1)
Kate Capelli – Climbing wall Instructor, and Founder of Adventuress in the Wild. Climbing since 2017, Kate still remembers what it’s like to first jump on the walls as a beginner which is where she overcame her fear of heights. Sessions are focussed on staying safe but also having a good laugh!
Members: £25pp (Contact us with your membership number and event name)
- Professionally guided fun session led by a Climbing Wall Instructor
- Climbing specific warm up and cool down advice
- Photos and videos of you looking awesome on the wall
- Access to the Beginner Climbers Only Whatsapp group and socials
Does not include paid entry to the gym or shoe rental
I am a bit nervous to turn up and climb in front of people
It’s guaranteed that everybody feels a little nervous, but once you get on the wall you’ll find that all you can focus on is the climb, which is the beauty of climbing! We will all be cheering each other on and not take our sessions too seriously.
I am scared of heights!
Nobody will be encouraged to climber higher than they feel comfortable, and sometimes even climbing half way up the wall can feel like a big achievement! Climbing is a fast track way to overcoming a fear of heights, ask your instructor.
What do I wear?
It is encouraged to wear gym style comfortable clothing. Jewellery should be removed and hair tied back. Avoid hoodies due to front pockets and hood. It will be essential to wear climbing shoes which can be rented at the gym, climbing in trainers or bare foot is not permitted.
Do I need to register at the gym if I have never been there?
Yes! Please pre-register on the gyms website HERE before attending to save time. It is advised to arrive a little earlier as there can be wait times for sign in.
Can I rent shoes there?
Yes! For a few quid. We supply hand chalk
Are there lockers?
There are padlock lockers available. Must bring your own padlock
Is this event organised by the gym?
No. This event is organised by Adventuress in the Wild Ltd and not London Climbing Centres
Where do I go from here?
From here you’ll be ready for our Level 2 Course to go deeper into good use of technique
Is 1-on-1 coaching available?
Yes! If you prefer an entirely tailored solo session then contact Kate at firstname.lastname@example.org
By booking this event you are agreeing to our Disclaimer and Booking Terms which we advise that you read in full prior to attending.
This event is non-transferrable and non-refundable