Newsletter from BK 17.6.

Hello, dear BK friends!

Konala was celebrated with some climbing competition and more on Friday and wow, what a great party it was! Thank you to everyone who participated!

In the newsletter you will find information about summer cards, registration of junior groups and more. We also got one more addition to the climbing etiquette from a reader's request!

We will tell you about Konala's renovation and its schedule later this week, so stay tuned!

Registration for junior groups for the next season is open!

The super popular BK Climbers climbing groups that are training at BK gyms start in August! The registration for them is now open! There are different groups to choose from:

  •  Hobby groups where you climb once a week
  • Training groups, for those who want to climb more! There are training sessions twice a week with your own group!
  • Competition groups: for children and young people who are excited about competing! C/D groups (10-13 year olds) can register via form, A/B competition groups are applied to with a separate form.

See the BK Climbers website for more information about the groups, their schedules and prices and fill out the form to sign up!

Midsummer opening hours

The summer opening hours started on June 1, 2024 and you can find them here. All Boulderkeskus team members get to also celebrate the midsummer magic, and so the gyms are closed on Midsummer Friday and Saturday, and partly also on Sunday.


Midsummer

FRI-SAT 21. - 22.6.
all BKs closed

SUN 23.6.
Herttoniemi and Espoo open 12.00 - 18.00
Pasila and Konala closed

With annual membership and Premium cards, the gyms never close! Check out the crazy summer card offers below!

Summer pass 3 months on sale until the end of the month!

3 MONTHS PASSES
Normal    165€ (usual price 225€)
Premium 24/7    225€ (usual price 267€)


You can buy the card until June 30th - the card is valid for 3 months from the date of purchase!

2 MONTHS PASSES
Normal    135€ (usual price 150€)
Premium 24/7   160€ (usual price 178 €)

You can buy a 2-month card until July 31st - the card is valid for 2 months from the date of purchase


Buy your pass at the gym or from the webshop!

Summer Training Groups 11.6. - 16.7.

The super popular Training Groups will gather during the summer months in various locations starting from June 11th!

We are offering six summer sessions on Tuesdays from 17.00 - 19.00 and 19.00 - 21.00. The sessions will be in various locations, including outdoors if the weather permits. See all the dates and locations here.

Request regarding the climbing etiquette: safety

In the last newsletter, in connection with the last part of the climbing etiquette series, we asked for feedback regarding the series and asked if any aspect was not addressed. One wish was related to safety, especially at the gyms. Excellent suggestion!

Safety at the gyms

Some etiquette rules are closely related to safety, mostly about taking other climbers into consideration. There are certainly more safety tips than what we cover here but they are not so tied to climbing etiquette.

The most important rule is that it must be safe for the climber to climb and fall without anyone being below. The gyms have high and overhanging walls, from which the climber can fall very far when coming down, so a large safety distance must be left between the other climber on the mattress and the wall. The responsibility is always on the person staying on the mattress, because the climber has the right to focus on their performance.


Some gyms also have tighter spaces and spots, where it is not good to stay at all. The best place to wait for your turn to climb is by the edge of the mattress.


Water bottles, backpacks or other items should also not be left on the mattresses, as falling on them is equally a risk. The long brushes intended for cleaning climbing holds also pose a danger if they are left lying on the mattress in the fall area or on the floor - you can spin your ankle when stepping off the mattress onto the brush handle. So let's put things in their places for safety.


Of course, it is the responsibility of the climber to check before starting to climb that there are no items on the mattress and that the mattress is in good condition. If the climber feels that the co-climber is too close to the fall area on the mattress, they can be kindly asked to move.


Parents and guardians of children have a great responsibility at the climbing gym. Children do not always understand the risks, so parents need to make sure that the child does not run or stay on mattresses other than when climbing. With children, it is good to go over the rules of the gym several times, even every time you come to the gym to refresh the memory.


Let’s respect everyone's climbing performance and safety!

Upcoming courses

Bouldering basics
  • BK Pasila 17.7. from 17.30 to 19.30
  • Price: 75 €
  • Course is in English

Read more and sign up here!

Technique course

  • Two-part course: 1. part 14.7. and 2. part 21.7. At BK Pasila from 9.00 to 12.00
  • Price: 150 €
  • Course is in English
Read more and sign up here!

Routesetting

New, inspiring problems can be found every week from every gym. Check Instagram @boulderkeskus for the newest classics out there. Share your beta on Instagram with the hashtag #howonearthbk

Week 17. - 20.6.

Monday Espoo (F) + Herttoniemi (J+K)

Tuesday Konala (filling)

Wednesday Pasila (G) 

Thursday Flash + Herttoniemi (filling)

Week 24. - 27.6.

Monday Espoo (G) + Flash

Tuesday Konala / Maintenance

Wednesday Pasila (H+I)

Thursday Espoo (N) + Herttoniemi (L)

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See you at the gym!


♥ BK team

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Boulderkeskus Konalaa uudistetaan heinäkuussa! Lue lisää remontin aikataulusta ajankohtaista-osiosta. Halli tulee olemaan kiinni 22.7. - 4.8.

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Boulderkeskus Konala is being renovated in July! Read more about the schedule in out blog. The gym will be closed 22.7. - 4.8.

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