FAQ
 

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WHAT IS BOULDERING?

Bouldering is a form of rock climbing performed on short climbing walls without the use of ropes or harnesses. When bouldering, routes are referred to as “problems” because an element of creativity and problem-solving is required to reach the top. The only equipment you need is a pair of climbing shoes, chalk to keep your hands dry, and the desire to climb.

IS BOULDERING A GOOD WORKOUT?

Absolutely! Bouldering provides a variety of interesting challenges both physically and mentally. Bouldering can be physically explosive, requiring a lot of strength and power but it can also be delicate, making your neurons fire more than your muscles.

Less competitive and more social than traditional forms of exercise, bouldering is rapidly growing in popularity. The reason for the exponential growth of bouldering versus traditional roped climbing is its accessibility (anyone can show up and climb with minimal instruction) as well as its proven ability to fuel community, fitness and self-improvement all in a supercharged, supportive, and fun environment.

WHAT HAPPENS IF I FALL?

Our walls are designed to ensure your feet are never more than 10 feet off the ground and our seamless floor padding ensures a large landing zone on thick, comfortable mats.

DO I NEED TO TAKE A LESSON/BOOK?

No. We welcome all drop-ins without prior appointments. However, we do recommend large groups call ahead so that we can be prepared and get you setup and climbing right away.

WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING/DO ON MY FIRST DAY?

We provide climbing shoes & chalk but we recommend each climber brings:

  • Comfortable athletic clothing is recommended
  • Socks (to wear in rental shoes)
  • Flip flops or sandals to wear around the gym
  • A refillable water bottle (though, we do sell a variety of drinks if you forget)

ARE KIDS WELCOME?

Yes!

We ask that kids under the age of 12 be supervised at all times. Our desk staff will help you understand what parents can do to reduce the risks of injury as well as have a fun experience at BoulderHouse.

Parents with Babies! Bouldering parents are welcome to climb at the gym with their baby from 11-4 on weekdays and anytime on weekends. Bouldering is a great activity for parents who are looking after a small child.