Boulders 5th Birthday Party

Boulders 5th Birthday Party

We’re so excited about our 5th birthday that we’ve come up with a ridiculous competition so you can WIN a day out with Tony Penning in the Wye Valley, trad & multipitch climbing for you and a friend*. 

It’s  Boulders 5th birthday party on Saturday 21st September and we are offering you the chance to win this fantastic prize!  Visit our Facebook page to find out how to enter.

Anyway… there’s a whole host of climbing related activities going on, just because we’re turning 5!

Join us at the Centre on Saturday 21st September from 10.00am where there will be a range of activities for all ages and all abilities. From facepainting and kids classes to the Route Master Grand Final and more.  Take a look at our birthday party timetable for a full list of activities taking place.

Route Master Grand Final Qualification

First let’s talk about the serious stuff. The Route Master Grand Final will be taking place, which is going to be a mixture of both lead and top roping to challenge even the skills of some of the best climbers in South Wales. It’s worth coming just to see these guys and girls climb.

If you’ve been taking part in the series over the Summer check out the final results, as normal those highlighted in yellow have qualified for the Grand Final. If you’re not highlighted in yellow or you haven’t been able to get here over the Summer, don’t worry you can still enter the open category. It doesn’t matter that you haven’t entered the previous rounds of the Route Master climbing comp, as there will be an open category for those who just want to get involved to try and win some prizes on the day! Tell me more about the Route Master Grand Final please. 

Climbing Workshops from 10.30am – 4.30pm

For the climber who’s keen to improve there will be a range of workshops to get involved with on the day.

  1. Breaking in to the 6a course with Contour Outdoor’s Andi TurnerThe course focuses on making the next step to being able to more consistently climb at the grade of 6a.  The session targets common mistakes and the fundamentals of climbing technique in order to achieve these goals.  Climbers operating between 5b and 6b may gain the most benefit from this session.The session will be tailored to the specific needs of those taking part, but aspects such as improving balance, coordination skills, footwork, identifying weaknesses and any specific targets you may have will be initially concentrated on.£35/head, limited spaces available, booking essential.For further information or to book, e-mail Bob at
  2. Moving outdoors for the sport climber with Contour Outdoor’s Bob.The course focuses on planning a successful day of outdoor climbing.  This includes research beforehand; access and venue, weather and environment, clothing, etc, arrival at the crag; how to familiarise yourself with the layout and the equipment that will be needed and the climb and lower-off; advice and methods that can be used.£35/head, limited spaces available, booking essential.For further information or to book, e-mail Bob at
  3. Climbing epic avoidance, problem solving and improvised rescues course with Tony Penning.£25/head, limited spaces available, booking essential.For further information or to book, e-mail Tony at

For younger climbers

For younger climbers and parents there’s a whole host of things going on in and around the centre, check out the Birthday Party Time Table to see a complete list of everything.


*Transport not included!