Learn to Climb – now running at Boulder Shack

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Each intro course runs for 1.5 hours a week for three weeks – click the course date for its full dates & times.

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If your 18+ and you’ve never climbed before or had a small taster years ago then our Intro to Climbing course is the best way to learn the ropes and discover the world of climbing. The Intro to Climbing course will teach you to be a competent and safe climber, and once you’ve completed the course you’ll be qualified to climb on your own or with friends at Southampton Climbing Wall or any other climbing wall in the UK.

Course Content

  • Tie-in to a climbing rope
  • Belaying and rope control
  • Safety in a climbing wall
  • Climbing movement techniques
  • Bouldering and spotting
  • Understanding of the climbing grade system
  • Experience using different equipment
  • All equipment hire included

Course Duration

  • 1½ hours a week for three weeks (usually on Mondays from 6pm or Sunday afternoons)
Female climber on an intro to climbing course with Southampton Climbing Wall
Tom was very a patient and friendly instructor. Gave us plenty of opportunity to practice on the wall and now feeling very confident.

Lavinia S
A really great course and chuffed that I've now met loads of other new climbers too, looking forward to coming back for a climb with everyone!

Paula R
Tim explained and demonstrated things very well. I'm starting to remember it all and putting it into practice!! Thank you!

Suzanne G
Thank you Tina, we all had a great experience and you taught us all very well (with patience!) 🙂 See you back at the wall soon!

Lisa H
I wasn't sure if this would be something I would really enjoy and was bought for me as a present. What can I say though... I'm hooked big time!! Really great fun and a great course, thank you guys!

James R

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