What is bouldering?
Bouldering is one of the most popular forms of climbing because it's a fun way to challenge yourself physically and mentally. In bouldering there are no ropes or harnesses. The walls are about 5 meters high and they are surrounded by a thick 50 cm foam padding to soften your fall.
Boulderkeskus is known for its relaxed and encouraging atmosphere and easygoing community of climbers. Bouldering is a social sport so don't be afraid to ask for help from fellow climbers at the gym.
Children are natural climbers and at Boulderkeskus we are passionate about offering climbing opportunities for kids! There's no upper age limit either. Everyone is welcome!
Here are some of our clients' descriptions of bouldering
- Very efficient exercise
- Exercise that doesn't feel like exercise!
- Testing your own limits and finding new limits
- Problem solving
- Making new friends
- Hanging out with friends
- Something you can do for 30 minutes or 3 hours at a time
- Learning to enjoy successes and deal with failures
- A great pastime to do alone or in a group
Easy to start
Bouldering requires little equipment so it's easy to get started! You only need a pair of climbing shoes which are available for rent (and/or purchase) at every Boulderkeskus gym. As a first-timer you will get your rental shoes for free. You should wear flexible sports clothes - ones that are okay to get a little dusty from the chalk. To prevent the sweating of the hands we have chalk at every gym. Chalk is easy to get off the clothes and hands by washing. Also take with you a pair of thin socks to wear with the shoes.
For first-timers we have a great offer:
First timer's offer includes the next three climbing sessions after your first time for the price of 35 €, including rental shoes (norm. 51 €)! The pass is valid for a year. Please remember to purchase it before leaving the gym - the offer is valid during that day when you first visit us.
No need to make a reservation, just come and climb!
Take your family or friends with you or come by yourself! Tell the cashier that you are bouldering at BK for the first time. All climbers must fill in BK's registration and terms of service form at the gym or already at home here. Our staff will guide you so you can start climbing safely and easily. There's something to climb for all levels of climbers in every gym. You can check our prices and payment methods here.
We have some events like competitions as well as special opening hours during holidays. We recommend you to check the opening hours beforehand. Here from the lastest newsletter you can see if there are any events coming up. You can also always contact the gyms by phoning them.
No age limits or other restrictions!
There is no time limit so you can climb as long as you have energy!
In climbing, there isn't a maximum or minimum age limit either. Our oldest members are over 50 years old and we even have climbers who are over 70!
The minimum age limits is where the parents feel comfortable to let their children climb. Especially at our kids' gym at BK Flash in Espoo we even have talented 1-year-olds - so we highly recommend you to come and try! Please do note, that children under the age of 14 are required to be accompanied by an adult while at the gym! Click from the button below to read more about climbing with kids!