We like to mix it up a bit at the Hangar, and we strongly believe in training away from the wall to get better on the wall. Join one of our alternative training classes to build the strength, stability, agility, and focus to become an excellent climber.
Yoga for climbers
Use our yoga session to prepare yourself, or cool down and stretch out after a fierce climbing session. The class will cover:
- An array of poses suitable for absolute beginners as well as more established yoga practitioners
- Effective stretches to ease aching muscles after a good hard climb
- Mental relaxation
- Breath, stability and strength practices that can be applied on the wall
- A greater overall awareness of your body and how it responds to help you move more fluidly and flexibly during your climbs
Yoga for climbers
Tuesday evenings from 7pm and Thursday evening from 8pm. Free for members, £6.50 for guests
Monday 30 minute Yoga
Monday evening we have a shorter class on offer. Join Usman for an intense 30 minute class at 7pm, perfect to start your session of climbing off. Or take the 8pm class, also 30 minutes long, and can be used to finish off your training session!
This class is free for members.
How fit / strong do I need to be?
You don’t need to be fit or super strong to start climbing. You’ll find problems (what we call individual climbs) you can do on your first visit, and the more you practice the stronger you’ll become! Just make sure you warm up before you start to minimise the risk of injury, and you can get cracking right away (our staff can help if you need guidance – just ask).
I don't like heights - how high is the wall?
Bouldering isn’t about climbing high. The wall is only 4.2m at its highest point. And remember, while your hands might be at the top, your feet are unlikely to ever be more than 3m off the ground. The Climbing Hangar has crash mats throughout and we can teach you to land safely to minimise the risk of injury. As you gain in confidence you will stop noticing the heights.
How safe is bouldering?
Bouldering is a risky sport. But as long as you are aware of the particular type of risks associated with bouldering and how to avoid unnecessary dangers, it’s actually no more dangerous than normal kids’ play activities or adult sports. The induction video will tell you what to be aware of and how to stay safe, and our waiver document outlines your responsibilities as a Climbing Hangar customer. We’re fully insured and our team is qualified in coaching (and first aid should you need it).
What's your cancellation policy for classes?
For all pay as you go clubs and classes, we're happy to refund the cost of the session providing you cancel at least 24 hours in advance. No refund is available if you cancel less than 24 hours in advance.