BOULDERING AT SBP




BOULDERING CLASS PHILOSOPHY

Our bouldering class program is intended to provide more focused classes and more variety at no additional cost. Bouldering classes will be one hour and fifteen minutes with a modular content structure. We’ve created a “level” system: BOULDERING BASICS, BOULDERING 1, BOULDERING 2, & BOULDERING 3. Within each level we’ve created curriculums that cater to that ability level, but could also be applicable for those looking to refine basic skills even at the higher levels. The curriculum you will experience during class will be chosen by the instructor and posted day-of. Our hope is that this creates an incentive to take classes multiple times and learn new, context-appropriate skills each time.

Classes are free with the purchase of a day pass, punch-card, or membership. Classes have a maximum size of 6 students.



Bouldering Basics

In this class you will learn about hold types, falling technique, how to get yourself through a climb, climbing etiquette, and other fundamental topics to help you become comfortable with bouldering.

You should take this class if you:
• have never climbed before
• are very new to climbing
• want a basic understanding of what climbing involves

Classes are free with the purchase of a day pass, punch-card, or membership. To sign up for a class, write your name on the signup sheet in the main lobby. Signup sheets are posted an hour before class time. Classes have a maximum size of 6 students.


Bouldering One

This class is designed to cover the fundamentals of basic climbing movement and safety. We will cover footwork, body positioning, basic bouldering safety, and basic movement training.

You should take this class if you:
• are new to climbing or climbing through yellows, reds and easy greens
• haven’t had any formal climbing education/training
• find that your feet slip off of most holds
• find yourself off balance most of the time while climbing

Topics Covered in B1:
• Toe contact
• Center of gravity
• Intro to slab technique
• Intro to pulling movement technique
• Safety
• Etiquette
• Body awareness

Classes are free with the purchase of a day pass, punch-card, or membership. To sign up for a class, write your name on the signup sheet in the main lobby. Signup sheets are posted an hour before class time. Classes have a maximum size of 6 students.


Bouldering Two

This class is designed to be a logical progression from the level 1 classes. We will continue discussing footwork, body positioning, and movement while introducing dynamic movement and basic climbing training.

You should take this class if you:
• are looking for intermediate technique and movement education
• are climbing all purples, most oranges, and the occasional blue
• have trouble climbing on overhanging walls

Topics Covered in B2:
• Intro to dynamic movement
• Slab and smearing technique
• Intro to overhanging technique and body tension
• Intro to finger strength and hanging technique
• Introduce antagonist training and “core” training
• Relaxed and tense body positions
• Center of Gravity

Classes are free with the purchase of a day pass, punch-card, or membership. To sign up for a class, write your name on the signup sheet in the main lobby. Signup sheets are posted an hour before class time. Classes have a maximum size of 6 students.


Bouldering Three

BOULDERING THREE is a training-based class for ORANGE CIRCUIT OR HIGHER climbers. Expect to work hard in this class! The instructor will take you through a warm up, then a climbing based workout on the wall.

In addition, all classes are centered around a mini four-week periodization model. The topics will rotate through four phases of a training program as follows:
1st week: endurance
2nd week: strength
3rd week: power
4th week: power endurance

Classes are free with the purchase of a day pass, punch-card, or membership. To sign up for a class, write your name on the signup sheet in the main lobby. Signup sheets are posted an hour before class time. Classes have a maximum size of 6 students.


Have questions?

Call our front desk at (206) 299-2300
or e-mail Mercedes: mercedes@seattleboulderingproject.com





YOUTH SAFETY INFORMATION

Youth 13 and younger must be directly supervised by an adult at all times.

One adult may not be responsible for more than 2 youth in our main climbing areas & fitness area.

One adult may not be responsible for more than 3 youth in our youth climbing areas.

Please click here for a gym map and tips & rules for youth at SBP.

Before climbing, participants under 18 must have their waiver signed by a parent or legal guardian.

SAVE TIME AND PAPER! Fill out our online waiver before you come to the gym OR download and print the waiver.
All climbers and non-climbers must have a waiver on file before entering the climbing area.