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Getting started

If you already know for sure you're down to climb with us, do yourself a favour and fill out this online waiver form before your first visit!

Whether you’re new to the world of bouldering or just curious about how boulder+ works, we’ve put together a list of answers to all your burning questions. 

  • What's bouldering?
    Bouldering is rock climbing without the need for equipment like ropes and harness - but with safety mats (also known as crash pads) for you to drop off safely any time. Your aim is to finish short, but often trying problems (a route or order of moves) using strength, balance, technique, and brain power. Here are some basic & common lingo you’ll definitely hear in your time there: Beta - Specific instructions on how to tackle a route. Something like a cheat code! Crash pad - The thick mattress you'll fall on time after time. You'll get acquainted, don't worry. Flapper - True to its name, this is a flappy piece of skin you'll get on your fingers when you tear or slice it while climbing. Flash - When you successfully complete a route on your first try, perhaps with beta knowledge. Problems - Also known as a challenge or a route to climb. Problems are graded by difficulty with V0 being the easiest, and V8 being the most difficult.
  • What do I need to know if I’m doing it for the first time?
    If it’s your first visit, we need your help to fill in a waiver form. You can do it online before coming down, to save yourself some hassle! Come in comfortable, athletic clothing that allows you a wide range of movement. Shoes are available for rent on site for $5. Please do bring along your own pair of socks! You can otherwise buy a pair at $2. Last but not least, don’t be shy to tell our team at the front desk that it's your first time - they'd be delighted to show you around!
  • What facilities does your gym have?
    Glad you asked! We've designed the gym to suit your different workout needs, whatever time of the day that is. This means that we're well-equipped with: Clean and comfy shower facilities (with hot water!) Lounging area for when you want to take a break Shelves to keep your personal belongings. Please try not to store any valuables there however. Bonus: if you’re driving, Aperia Mall offers free parking from 6.30pm-10pm on weekdays and for the first hour on weekends. Yay! Check out our gallery to have a better idea of how our bouldering gym looks like :)
  • Can I bring kids?
    Kids are naturally interested in climbing, and it’s a great way for them explore their problem solving skills. However, for their safety, we do enforce a minimum age policy where only children 7 and up are allowed on the walls. For children under 12, we do ask your cooperation to keep an eye on them please :) If you're interested in having them explore the sport in a safe and structured manner, do consider our newly launched bouldering courses. Find more information here, or just enquire with our friendly staff at the gym!
  • Do I need to make an appointment?
    Nope. Unplanned moments are the best kind. Peak hours are typically on weekends (all-day), lunch time and after 6pm on weekdays, if you’d like to try and work around those.
  • What courses are available?
    We've just launched the first of our courses, intro to bouldering! Perfect for those looking to lay a firm foundation before scaling greater heights, and available to both adults and kids. Check out the scope and requirements in our courses page. Better yet, here’s a shameless plug to follow us on our social channels (Facebook/Instagram/mailing list - links in the footer below) so you’ll be in the know when it’s up.

If you didn’t find the answer you were looking for here, feel free to slide us a direct message on Facebook, Instagram, or good ol’ fashioned email. We’ll get back to you with an answer ASAP!

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