YOUR FIRST VISIT

Never climbed before? No problem. Here is everything you need to know for your first visit.

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BOULDERING EXPLAINED

Bouldering is one of the easiest ways to start climbing. You don't need a rope or a harness or even a partner. It involves climbing up a 13-foot wall, using coloured holds. You then climb down or jump onto mats at the base of the wall.

It provides an exciting and challenging workout, both mentally and physically!

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PROBLEM SOLVING


Beyond the obvious physical challenge, bouldering provides a mental challenge that will get you hooked and coming back for more. Each boulder is set using a specific colour to indicate which holds are part of the boulder. Climbing a boulder problem involves "solving" the sequence of moves you will need to execute to reach the top. 

Boulders are reset on a regular basis, keeping the problems new and exciting every time!

GRADING SYSTEM


To indicate the difficulty of the climb, Seven Bays uses a circuit system. Every boulder is identified with a coloured tape on the starting holds to indicate which circuit it is part of. The circuits are designed to encourage progression and skill-learning.

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GETTING STARTED

It's easy to get started! Check out our options below.

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BOULDERING 101


The Bouldering 101 course is currently only offered at the Bayer's Lake location.

The Bouldering 101 course will cover the basics of bouldering, how to warm up, climbing techniques, climbing holds and movements terminology as well as understanding the boulder circuits. It's the best way to start!

The Bouldering 101 course can also include one month of free climbing, including shoes and chalk rental for that time.

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INTRO WEEK


This is the best deal to kickstart your climbing and get a feel for Seven Bays. Get 7 days of unlimited climbing across both locations with rental shoes and chalk included.

This offer is only available in person and is exclusively for new members.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Comfortable loose or flexible clothing is most recommended. Climbing shoes and chalk are recommended, both are available for rent or purchase.

A waiver must be signed for each climber. For climbers under the age of 18, a parent or legal guardian must sign. All waivers will need to be renewed every 3 years. You can fill out your waiver online or at the gym.

ONLINE WAIVER

We have a few parking spaces out front but street parking is also available.

Gottingen is geared towards a teenage to adult client base. However, children under 14 are always welcome provided they are accompanied and closely supervised by an adult. Seven Bays is a place where everyone is welcome to learn about and practice bouldering, and be a part of our community.

Our Bayers Lake location has a kids' climbing program. 

BAYERS LAKE YOUTH TEAM

PLEASE NOTE: we require the supervision of one adult per two youth climbers.