New to bouldering? All the information below!
First Time Special
Limited time only!
First time at NOMAD? Get unlimited climbing for one week with shoes included for only $24!
- Unlimited entries for 7 days to one of the largest bouldering gyms in the southern hemisphere
- One free yoga lessons & unlimited access to strength and conditioning gym
- Sign up at NOMAD before the offer runs out! Only available to 18+.
YOUR ROCK CLIMBING JOURNEY STARTS at NOMAD
If you have never rock climbed before, drop by, have fun and join the NOMAD climbing community. You don't need any equipment, so come get started.
WHAT IS BOULDERING?
Bouldering is a fast-growing and social style of rock climbing. Climbers do not use ropes or harnesses, but scale shorter walls and are protected by a very safe and thick padded floor. There is no equipment required to start bouldering, making it easy to take part . Bouldering is challenging and gymnastic, it helps build strength and confidence, it is also lots of fun!
NOMAD Bouldering gym is dedicated to creating a safe rock climbing environment for all participants. Each participant must sign a liability waiver or have a current copy on file in order to be allowed in the gym.
UNDER 18: Participants under the age of 18 must have a waiver filled out by their legal guardian.
When you arrive for your first visit, you will be required to learn and demonstrate a safe rock climbing fall technique to our trained NOMAD Instructors. This demonstration takes a few minutes and costs nothing.
SAFETY REQUIREMENTS FOR BOULDERING
It is highly recommended that you watch the NOMAD safety video above. When bouldering, its important you understand how to fall correctly:
- Fall with legs slightly apart, knees bent, arms in and roll with the fall.
- Avoid falls with arms extended.
- Ensure the safety of your fall zone before you climb, including safety of the landing. Ensure it is free of people and other potential hazards.
- Avoid walking and sitting under climbers.
- Children must be supervised.
- Use a ‘spotter’ (Someone who supports the climber where necessary for a safe landing) for difficult or risky moves.
- Know how to ‘spot.’ Be active and poised to orient falling climber correctly onto padding.
- If you don't feel confident then don’t continue on a climb. Remember you can always escape onto the down climb holds (pink large holds) for safety.
- Top-out bouldering: only finish standing on top of top-out boulders as demonstrated in safety brief videos. Never jump off and always safely down climb using any holds.
Youth at nomad
How many children can come rock climbing with one adult at NOMAD?
In order to reduce the risk of injury, we have specific parent-to-child supervisory ratios, depending on the age of the children. Parent:Child ratios are as follows:
Up to 6: 1:1
Parent/guardian provides constant supervision. Child must be within arm’s reach of supervising adult at all times. Children in this age range are still developing awareness and ability to understand potential for harm.
Ages 7-9: 1:2
Parent/guardian is required to remain within arms’ reach of both children at all times, meaning the children must climb together. Parent/guardian may not climb. Children under 10 may still be developing the cognitive ability to be mindful of people around them, which means parents must stay within arms reach to ensure a child, or children, do not wander into a fall zone.
Up to 10-13: 1:4
This age range requires a parent on the mats. The parent is not required to remain in arm’s reach while the children are climbing, but the supervisor may not climb. Ages 14+ youth may climb without adult supervision assuming they are able to behave appropriately as a positive part of the community. NOMAD reserves the right to require supervision of youth who prove incapable of responsible behaviour on their own. Such decisions will be made in good faith.
NOMAD Bouldering reserves the right to ask customers to leave if they refuse to abide by NOMAD’s Kids Policy.
Bouldering is a fast-growing and social style of rock climbing. Climbers do not use ropes or harnesses, but scale shorter walls and are protected by a thick, padded floor. There is no equipment required to start bouldering, making it fast and easy to learn and enjoy. It is challenging and gymnastic, it builds strength and confidence, and is lots of fun!
Everyone can boulder, either alone or with friends. Just drop by and we will get you started right away.
You only need comfortable clothing. You will need to rent climbing shoes ($6) or bring your own to climb in.
We can explain it to you in 30 seconds when you arrive. It's that simple!
Bouldering is the safest form of indoor climbing. The maximum height of the walls is 'only' 4.5m and the floor is covered with large thick soft mats.
We have showers, toilets, coffee, snacks, yoga studio, change rooms, lockers, bicycle parking, filtered tap water, nail clippers, yoga mats, weights, cardio equipment, climbing magazines, and a full strength and conditioning gym tailored for climbers!
No, you can climb on your own if you like. But beware, bouldering is a very social activity – you will meet people!
No, there are no ropes in bouldering and no need for a belayer, so you can get started right away!
Not at all! Bouldering is for everyone. We have a wide variety of fun and easy climbs that have been made especially for beginners.
No, but please read our children's policy carefully. Climbers up to the age of 14 years require minimal 1 adult supervising.
Yes, you can throw your own party at NOMAD, A formal booking is required, we request that you contact us to let us know what day you are planning to have a party and how many will be attending as this helps us prepare for your arrival. Check out our Groups Page for more info.
Yes, we have plenty of space to accommodate a pram near the climbing mats for you to climb while the little one is resting.
No, to keep things fresh we change 2 sections every week. If you're interested to know more about the process behind this, visit our route setting team page here!
Not at all. You can always choose how high you go, and how you want to get down! Our specially designed beginner climbs don't go all the way up and will help to keep you learning and exploring safely!
Yes, large groups are welcome with a booking. Check out our Groups Page for more info.
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