Bouldering is one of the most accessible forms of climbing ever. All you need is some climbing shoes and, if you have particularly sweaty palms, a bag of chalk. With these basic bits of kit you can now try and climb pretty much anything, from a lump of rock down your local park to an interestingly shaped building if you’re feeling adventurous.
But what you really want is a nice cosy bouldering wall right? You know one with some soft and incredibly forgiving crash mats, a good bunch of climbers to have a laugh with and while we’re at it why not throw in a café for a nice cheese toasty when you’re finished?
Yep there’s a reason that bouldering walls seem to be everywhere at the moment and that’s because they make the incredibly fun workout that is bouldering, incredibly easy.
The UK is chock full of bouldering walls just waiting to be explored, from established climbing spots to brand new boulder centres, each offering their own unique set of features and events. There are also some awesome bouldering centres across the world to explore as well.