Bouldering wall in Essex

If you like keeping fit and problem-solving, bouldering is the sport for you.

Bouldering is an exhilarating and sociable sport where climbers attempt low-level routes without ropes or harnesses. Instead, protection from falls is provided by pads and crash mats. Bouldering “problems” are usually much shorter than rock climbs and often include a sequence of difficult moves. This sport helps improve your climbing power and technique as well as is great fun.


Increase flexibility, finger, core & forearm strength

Climbing, or bouldering, is a great sport for building core and functional body strength alongside flexibility. You don’t need to be able to perform bodyweight exercises like pull-ups to be a good climber, but climbing will help you develop in this area.

Great for those who want to try climbing, but aren’t a fan of high heights, bouldering offers the best of both worlds. And while the climbs can be a lot more technical than their sport climbing and traditional counterparts, it’s a sport growing in popularity, and for good reason!


Learning Outcomes

Click below to find out what learning outcomes this activity promotes.

Being able to accept failure at a task is often one of the hardest things for young people to do. Seeing this as an opportunity for growth is even harder! Essex Outdoors instructors have been trained to ensure that young people participating in our activities are able to develop high levels of resilience and perseverance; as well as developing a sense or humour that will help them to see the lighter side of failing in front of their friends and peers.

Although young people often appear outwardly confident, constantly taking and publishing photos of themselves, this confidence is often missing from their academic work. Accepting that perfection cannot always be achieved is a hindrance in the progression of many young people’s academic performance. By taking an attitude of perseverance towards the Essex Outdoors activities, our customers are able to develop their levels of confidence.

Everyone at some point has struggled with concentration. Being able to focus and concentrate on the task in hand is an important skill set that needs to be nurtured and is not just decided by your genes. Irrespective of your ability to concentrate, participating in an Essex Outdoors residential trip can improve young people’s level of concentration; with the most striking levels of improvement often being seen in the young people who have struggled the most.

Where can I try this?

The Lock Climbing Wall

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This activity is suitable for

Primary Schools
Secondary Schools
Colleges & FE
Corporate customers
Youth Groups


Not currently suitable for those with special access requirements, please contact us for assistance.
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