What to Expect:
This course is really about giving you the skills you need to feel confident to venture out by yourself and enjoy some of the best bouldering on the planet. In order to get the most out of the day we would expect you to have a basic level knowledge of bouldering indoors.
The course aims to provide you with the correct skills to boulder outside safely and effectively. We will cover ethics, guidebooks, warm up and the correct mat use. We will also look at techniques used in the outdoors such as finding and using holds, working with friction, falling safely and spotting.
You will need your own method of transport to reach the course location.
What to Bring:
- Rock boots or a clean pair of trainers
- Bouldering Mat (if you have one)
- Chalk and chalk bag (if you have one)
- Any personal medication
- Please dress according to the weather with spare warm clothing
- Snacks and water
Please note there are no toilet facilities at the bouldering venue
Minimun Age: 14 (under 16s must be accompanied by an adult)
Frequently Asked Questions
If you require more information about the course or the Big Shakeout Festival, please get in touch.
No. You must have a valid Big Shakeout weekend ticket to participate in any School of Adventure Activities. Any orders for activities without a Big Shakeout weekend ticket will be cancelled and refunded.
The Big Shakeout Festival and all courses will operate in line with the latest government restrictions. If the festival or a course cannot be run due to Covid restrictions, full refunds will be issued.
We will do everything we can to make sure your chosen activity goes ahead, however in some circumstances a course may have to be cancelled due to weather or lack of numbers. In these cases we will either offer you a place on an alternative activity or refund.
You will receive an email confirmation with an order reference number upon completing your order. Your order number is your unique reference number, bring it along with you and present it at along with your name at the School of Adventure Meeting Point.
The Alpkit Foundation's School of Adventure has a packed programme, full of specialist courses with qualified instructors to either introduce you to new adventures or improve your skills.