Join one of our instructor-led classes to help you find your feet or really ramp up your climbing skills.
The perfect introduction. A tour of the centre, some safety advice and a short coaching session to teach you the fundamentals of climbing and get you off the ground. 30-45 mins. Individual tasters are available daily, £20 per person.
Tasters are only for adults. If you are under 18 please book an instructed climb or one of our Rock Clubs. If you are a family please call to book a family taster.
Book your 30min Taster Session now for just £20.
Good to know... Bouldering is a fun, intense and social sport and the 30min Taster Class is great way to see the full benefits of Bouldering.
V1-V3 Coaching Sessions
We take a maximum of four people onto our V1-V3 sessions to make sure that you get proper 121 attention to meet your needs. Whatever your ability level, we'll take you higher.
These sessions focus on tackling fundamental skills for those who are still new to climbing. You'll get comfortable with the skills required to climb slabs, vertical walls and overhangs while learning core moves and the 'rules' of bouldering!
These sessions are ideal for those who have previously tried climbing and want to accelerate their abilities. We aim to have you climbing at least a grade higher by the end of the course
Participants will also receive suggestions regarding effective regular training practices, warmups and warm downs and training away from the wall.
V1-V3 One Off Coaching
A one off coaching session - £30.
Good to know:
An intense and challenging session all squeezed into an hour. It's compulsory you own a pair of climbing shoes for this class
V1-V3 Three Week Coaching
Three sessions over three weeks - £75.
Good to know:
An intense, three week class revolved mainly around technique and problem solving. Our aim is getting you climbing at least a grade harder. It's compulsory you own a pair of climbing shoes for this class.
V1-V3 Six Week Coaching
Six sessions over six weeks - £110.
Good to know:
This structured six week plan is intense, challenging and informative. It's compulsory you own a pair of climbing shoes for this class
Sometimes satisfaction comes from working a problem on your own. But that doesn't mean you couldn't do with a hand.
Roaming coaches walk the mats making themselves available to help you crack that one tricky move, or get you through a nemesis climb that's just not falling. Just ask.
Floorwalkers will be around on Mondays 8-9pm for general help and advice, and on Thursdays and Fridays to help you tackle the new set as it's unleashed.
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).
What should I wear?
General sports gear is fine. The important thing is to be comfortable, and wear something that allows for a lot of movement. The Hangar is quite susceptible to changes in temperature, so we advice wearing layers to ensure you stay at just the right temperature.
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.
What kind of people go bouldering?
All sorts of people and all ages go bouldering. There’s really no particular ‘type’ although in general boulderers are a friendly and helpful bunch who like nothing more than to see people overcoming their fears and succeeding on the wall. Whether you’re just starting out or climbing in the top grades, everyone has a move that scares them or a challenge that they can’t quite master, and everyone is cheering each other on. We love to meet new people and introduce them to this fantastic sport. You will be warmly welcomed at The Climbing Hangar.