Bouldering GymThe Hive
Bouldering is a form of rock climbing that is performed without the use of ropes or harnesses. Instead, climbers use large mats to cushion their falls. Bouldering routes are typically shorter than those used in traditional rock climbing, and they focus on strength and technique rather than endurance.
Trying bouldering in the gym is one of the best and easiest ways to start climbing. All the fun of climbing, easy to access, and Hive offers Vancouver’s most supportive community and most comprehensive range of training and development programs.
They encourage all new climbers to take an Introduction to Bouldering lesson; a two-hour class that
- covers all the basics of climbing
- how to fall in order to reduce risk of injury as much as possible
- essential tips and tricks to get you started and primed for success
- it also includes two weeks of membership to practice what you’ve learned!
I don't have equipment – What do I need?
All you need are climbing shoes and a chalk bag. If you don’t have your own, you can rent them from the Hive.
I don’t have a partner - Do I need one?
No problem! You can easily climb on your own at the Hive. Bouldering is also a very social activity – you will meet people to climb with in no time.
Too young to be climbing?
At The Hive, we believe that you are never too young to start climbing. With the right support, anyone can climb and the sooner you start the better! Without the hassle of ropes and harnesses, bouldering is immediately accessible to kids and youth of all ages and skill levels.
If you're interested in trying bouldering, there are a few things you should know before you get started.
It's not your first time?
Though if you're not a beginner, there are plenty of walls to pick from too!
For the more advanced climber, they have a wide variety of routes ranging in difficulty from V0-Easy to V8-Hard.
They also hold a number of events and workshops throughout the year to help you progress in your skills and take your climbing performance up a notch.
So whether you’re just getting started or are looking to push yourself, they have got you covered!