Bouldering Induction at Big Rock in Milton Keynes

Bored with the gym? Try this instead!

You’ve probably already heard about bouldering. It’s reckoned to be one of the fastest growing sports around and is a type of low-level climbing limited in height to 4-5m and practiced above foam matting. It is a great entry point to climbing, whether you are starting out with a few friends or on your own, because you don’t need to use a rope or undergo any specialist safety training to have a go.

Sociable and dynamic, bouldering makes exercising motivating and fun and will give you a full body workout that is far more engaging than typical gym routines. Regular practice will improve your body dynamics, suppleness, power and strength and it’s a great stress buster too. You can practise at your own pace and all our bouldering is difficulty graded and colour-coded, making it really easy to select challenges that are appropriate to your level of ability.

One of the best things about bouldering is that you can enjoy exercising in the same space as your friends, your partner or your family and the feeling of satisfaction from reaching the top is the same whether you’re new to the sport or a seasoned pro. Keep in shape, distract yourself from the pressures of everyday life and most importantly, have fun whilst you’re doing it.

Tempted? Get started with our Bouldering Induction!

  • 1 hour Induction (min. age 18) £18 per person.

  • 1 hour Private Induction (min. age 18) £20 per person, minimum 2 people.

  • 1.5 hour Private Family Induction (min. age 7) £25 per person.

Got a question? Find the answer here.

Yes. Book onto a Bouldering Induction and we’ll get you started. Climbing at Big Rock is very sociable and a great way to meet new people. Bouldering can be practised on your own and at your own pace, but you’ll soon find yourself discussing the nuances of a particular climb with someone else in order to work out how to get to the top!

Advance booking is recommended for Bouldering Induction and can be done using our simple to use online booking system. Our booking system operates in real time so you can check current availability and select any available session.

No. Unlike regular gyms, Big Rock is operated on a pay as you go basis. You don’t need to sign up to any contracts to use the centre, and once you have completed your induction, you can use Big Rock at any time upon payment of our standard day pass fee – see our current rates HERE.

Bouldering is limited to 4-5m and is practised above deep foam matting. It does not require the specialist equipment and training required for roped climbing and also removes the psychological aspect of climbing high. If you’re scared of heights, bouldering is the perfect introduction to climbing!

Bouldering is easier if you are wearing loose fitting comfortable clothing that allows freedom of movement. Jeans, combat trousers or tracksuit bottoms combined with a short sleeved t-shirt or vest are ideal. It is also a good idea to bring a jumper for wearing when resting. Avoid wearing jewellery around your arms or hands.