Trafford Indoor Bouldering Morning - All abilities Welcome! 25112017 (38709)
Come and join OutdoorLads for a bouldering session at Europe's, maybe even the world's, largest dedicated bouldering centre! The Depot Manchester is a must visit venue, even if you have never bouldered before…
If you're a seasoned climber you won't need convincing about the benefits of bouldering, but for those who've never climbed more than a staircase, the benefits are wide ranging: from the physical - improved strength, tone, balance, power and coordination; mental - problem solving, focus, concentration and body awareness; to the emotional - relaxation, a sense of achievement and a feeling that mind and body are working together perfectly ('feeling psyched'). On top of all this, bouldering tends to be a very social sport where you can hang out with mates and each have a go as you feel regardless of what level you climb at.
What to bring
You don't need much equipment for bouldering at all, which is another part of its appeal. The only specialist kit you will need are (rock) climbing shoes which can be hired from the centre if you haven't got your own. A Padlock will also be required to secure any belongings in the on-site lockers (Padlocks can also be bought at the centre).
It is best to wear either shorts, combats or tracksuit bottoms. No jeans or any form of trouser which hampers movement. A t-shirt or vest is also suitable. If you have any OutdoorLads branded clothing then please try and wear this as it will give the group a good level of visibility. Any jewellery such as rings, watches, chains or bangles should be removed before beginning the session to prevent injury.
Food & Drink
There is a cafe at the centre where hot and cold drinks along with snacks can be purchased. Bottled drinks can also be purchased here.
Meeting & Times
Do I need a guided session?
If you have been to a bouldering or climbing centre before then you will not need a guided session. If you have never tried bouldering before it is recommended that you have a guided session from the event leader, who will go through everything you will need to know to boulder safely.
Please note that every person participating should be aware of (and accept) that those members perceived as ‘in charge’ or leading the event are not necessarily qualified, do not need to be qualified, and are not regarded by OutdoorLads, or themselves as ‘technical experts’ but are amateur climbers with some experience and who are happy to impart their knowledge. Any advice given should be considered with this in mind by the recipient. All those attending the event must also be aware of the centre's own terms and conditions of participation and abide by them, along with any instructions given by the centres staff. Everyone must also take responsibility for their own safety while participating in Indoor climbing events.
If you enjoyed climbing with us at The Depot Manchester, why not register for the other bouldering sessions at this centre, or checkout other indoor bouldering events throughout the country in the 'related events' section, or by using the link http://odl.to/climbing.
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