FIRST TIME BOULDERER?
Bouldering is a form of rock climbing without the use of ropes. You climb at low heights over safety mats to protect your landing. We have a range of different ‘problems’ for climbers to solve, across all difficulty levels. Whether you’re a first timer or an accomplished climber, we have something for you!
Prior to your first visit, we recommend reading the FAQs below, as well as watching our safety and climbing etiquette instruction video below, to ensure you are ready to have a fantastic time on your first visit.
When you arrive at the gym for the first time, you'll be introduced to the facility to ensure its safe and proper use and given an introduction to bouldering. Climbing attendants remain on hand to give bouldering know-how.
KIDS & GROUPS
We love kids and kids of all ages are welcome at the gym, however kids need to be 8 or over to climb or be in the climbing area. Kids must be supervised at all times where a strict supervision ratio of 1 adult per 4 children must be observed.
Groups and birthday parties are welcome, however, if a party consists of more than 4 children, we ask that the adult supervision rule is observed. See the groups and parties page for more information
Can anyone boulder?
Anyone who is in good health and over 8 years old can give bouldering a go.
What should I wear?
Any active wear or loose and comfy clothing that won't restrict movement.
Do I need any special equipment?
Absolutely none! Shoes are required when climbing, we supply climbing shoes, included in entry prices. We find younger kids do prefer to climb in their own joggers, if this is the case, we ask that joggers be clean before entering the climbing area.
Do I need to do anything before I come to the gym?
First timers must complete and sign a liability waiver. This can be completed at the gym, but save time by completing online. If your child is attending the gym with an adult that is not you, you can complete this waiver at any time before your child arrives at the gym. We encourage people to watch the safety and ettiquette video prior to attending the gym, available at the bottom of this page.
Sign the Waiver
SAFETY & Ettiquette
Safety is important to us at Archer Boulders, this safety video can be viewed prior to your entry to the gym. It shows newcomers to bouldering the best practice in climbing and landing, as well as consideration for others safety.
Please only attend the gym to climb if you are injury free and in good health.