Bouldering is a specific discipline within climbing, that captures the essence of this challenging sport: strength, technique, strategic insight, stamina and sometimes you also need a little courage! It’s an effective way of getting in shape, because bouldering is a true full-body workout. During an indoor bouldering session you’ll be climbing without any ropes to a maximum altitude of 4 meters, above a thick crash mat. Boulders have been categorised by certain levels (3-7C), which makes it accessible for anyone. The colour of the grips marks your route.
At Bouldermuur The Hague they LOVE climbing, but it’s not just about the workout. The social aspect of the sport is equally important. Aside from the standard circuits, they also have an ongoing competition (all levels) with an ever-fun kick-off! The boulders sometimes call for creative solutions, working as a team to figure them out is not only helpful but also motivational. If you want to relax with a nice drink, there’s plenty of seating corners with a view of the bouldering/climbing wall, which offer a great spot to kick back and chat to your fellow climbers. They also offer meals (including veggie and vegan) and snacks, great for the post-workout munchies or if you’re in a rush to/from work.
You can do free training or introduction classes at this location. During opening hours you’re welcome to come by without a reservation (as a drop-in) to do independent bouldering. There’s also a free introduction class into bouldering (check the schedule to find one). During an introduction you receive a safety instruction and the basics of bouldering are explained. After this brief instruction you can get started yourself. Are you stuck? Often other, more experienced bouldering enthusiasts are happy to show you how they climb the route! This social aspect also makes the sport so much fun: you puzzle together how you will get through the route.
Wear comfortable clothing and clean sneakers. Special climbing shoes are for rent for €4,-. There’s also an in-house shop for all your climbing- and boulder-necessities.
New to bouldering? Then it’s advisable to take one of the introduction classes so that the Bouldermuur Den Haag-team can teach you the basics to help you boulder safely and without causing injuries.
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