Our bouldering wall is probably one of the largest fibreglass moulded bouldering walls in the country
Containing several differing features designed to suit a range of abilities. Routes are set to provide opportunities for beginners and experienced climbers alike and are changed frequently to challange you. Introductory classes are organised regularly to enable beginners to learn basic techniques and to provide safety information.
Unsupervised Climbing – Adults 18+ years
Before you climb without supervision the centre expects you to be able to understand the dangers involved with bouldering and accept the risks involved.
You are required to register to say that you understand the Conditions of Use, that you are prepared to abide by the Rules below and that you understand the risks involved in your participation.
While you climb without supervision the centre expects you to be aware of all other climbing users.
Unless you have registered you must not climb without supervision.
Unsupervised climbing is just that! If you are not confident in the use of any climbing equipment or technique then do not attempt to use it without the supervision of someone who is competent to do so.
Inexperienced climbers and Introductory Sessions
Inexperienced climbers will be allowed to register for bouldering but only after they have completed an introductory session to the centre.
Junior Bouldering Admission
The Matrix is a great place for children to come and climb and bouldering is a fantastic way for children to get some exercise, learn new skills and have a great time in a fun environment.
There are several ways in which children can use the Matrix:
Under parental/guardian supervision
4-17 years – Parents or guardians must complete a registration form, sign in at reception at every visit and must supervise the junior climber at all times whilst using the Matrix. At no point should the junior climber be left to climb alone without supervision.
On their own following an introductory session
14-17 years only – As above unless they have attended an introductory session and registered for unsupervised climbing. If a parent or guardian wishes to register their 14-17 year old for unsupervised climbing the parent or guardian must complete a registration form and once the junior climber has completed an induction session they may climb unsupervised.
- Parents or guardians will be allowed to supervise a maximum of 2 junior climbers at one time.
Junior courses – Parents or guardians must complete a registration form and sign in at reception at every visit. The junior must only be allowed access to the Matrix with an instructor present. Junior courses take place on Saturday mornings between 9.30am and 1.30pm with instructors supervising the sessions.
In addition to the obvious risks of climbing, children on the ground are at particular risk of being seriously injured by falling climbers. Supervising adults are responsible for making sure that children are never directly below climbers.
1 Hour Induction
An introduction to bouldering- the induction session will introduce you to the basics of bouldering as well as key safety aspects
This is for complete beginners and will be a more in depth introduction to bouldering.
The 4 week course will give you the key safety information required forbouldering and teach you the basics of bouldering
Beginners 2 is a 3 week course for more confident climbers who may have some brief climbing/ boulderingexperience (or have previously attended an Induction or Beginners 1).
Improvers have had some experience climbing and are ready to move on from the basics. They will already have a grasp of all of the basic aspects of bouldering.
To book a place on any of the above courses please click here
For further information you can also contact the Active programmes team here.
4 - 17 year old
The courses are coached by our enthusiastic qualified instructors:
9.30 - 10.30am - 5-11 years
10.30 - 11.30pm - 5-11 years
11.30 - 12.30pm - 12-17 years
12.30 - 1.30pm - Drop in sessions
Upcoming course dates
Bookings and Enquiries
For further details on the junior bouldering courses please contact Aimee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you wish to book a place please call reception on 0114 2226999 or alternatively book directly at our main reception
The Matrix is hosting a Friendly Bouldering Competition throughout the winter.
This competition is open to all climbers whether you have competed before or not.
There will be five competition dates in total.
Friday 10th January 2020
Friday 6th March 2020
Prizes include membership to the Matrix, climber goodie bags and bring-a-friend passes for the overall top competitors.
Climber’s must be signed off as Unsupervised Climbers at the Matrix (and can do this on the day providing they are competent climbers).
£1 entry (plus standard entry free or membership). No BOOKINGS is required, just turn up on the day and enter.
To find out more please email Noa: email@example.com
Round 1 Results: Click here
Round 2 Results: Click here
Overall 2019 Scores: Click here
Kids Competition Scores 2019: Click here
Photos available at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/MatrixWBL/