New to bouldering?
Newcomers should know that indoor bouldering is practised without any artificial aids such as ropes or belay devices. In case of a jump or fall from the wall, mats help to break the fall. This means that everyone is responsible for themselves. However, the risk of injury is statistically very low if you follow a few principles.
Here are a few tips for jumping off the wall: Please do not try to turn around in flight and/or catch yourself with your hands when you come up. This is where most injuries happen. Try to land with your legs bent wide apart (both legs, landing on one leg tempts you to make the mistake of using your arms), your arms in front of your body, and roll backwards.
When climbing up: A route always consists of holds and steps of the same colour, and you should not use holds of other colours from the surrounding routes when climbing.
For the descent: you should try to climb all the way down again, or at least as far as possible, on routes where it is not possible to exit at the top (you can also use different coloured holds and steps from neighbouring routes, and also the “downclimbs”, large black holds with a white arrow pointing downwards, which are placed exclusively for safety when climbing down).
We recommend that all newcomers, especially if they come with children, have an introduction session with one of our coaches.