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Opening hours

Monday & Tuesday - Closed

Wednesday - Friday - 2pm-9pm

Saturday - 10-6pm

Sunday - 10-4pm

introduction to Bouldering

Learn

Progress

Get Active

Make Friends

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Why Learn with us?

Our bouldering wall is purpose built and is Pembrokeshires only centre dedicated to bouldering.

We set our routes with all our climbers in mind. There is plenty of choice for all levels to explore.

 

We have a team of avid climbers and love sharing their passion with others. 

Our 'introduction to bouldering' will ensure you have a great grasp of all the basics, from wall etiquette, to safety and techniques. 

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Whether you have just completed our 'introduction to bouldering' or are already a competent climber there is always room to progress. 

We will regularly reset our routes to keep you on your toes and your brains challenged. 

As a team we work hard to ensure we have an active community at Wild Lakes. Ensuring all participants feel supported and encouraged in their sporting growth. 

Alongside this our staff will always be on hand for handy tips. 

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Bouldering is amazing for your body and mind. It challenges your problem solving skills, and you'll require  strength, technique, power, balance and, most importantly, your brain to progress!

 

No matter your current fitness level, you will be able to boulder and move at your own pace.

Offering a safe and welcoming space to encourage a community of climbers in epic surroundings.

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Wild Lakes is open to everyone, whether you're into watersports, the outdoors, bouldering, yoga, swimming, coffee, dogs, walking, cycling or just general merriment; you will find it here. 

We run weekly events to get everyone together and love to see our community grow year on year.

 

Don't miss out ,we love meeting new faces and getting to know the people that make running the wake park possible and worth while. 

What is Bouldering?

Bouldering has grown rapidly in the last few years and it's easy to see why.

For anyone new to bouldering, it is a form of  free climbing performed on lower walls (no higher than 4.5m) to those used by rope climbers. There is matting beneath the walls, as ropes and harnesses are not used for bouldering. This makes it a super easy sport to get into, as all you need is yourself, some chalk and shoes to participate.  If you haven't bouldered or climbed before, start now, take part in our 'induction to bouldering' class and then you're free to boulder and learn alongside your fellow bouldering friends. 

What do we offer?

Learn the basics

Progress and achieve your goals

Climb more and save money!!!

Social climbing club for ages 13-17

Unlimited Climbing

For experienced competent climbers

Women's social, competitions and shin digs!

What do i need to know?

Bouldering Conditions of Use

  1. Minimum age for participation is 7 years old. 

  2. Maximum weight 20 stone.

  3. Participants should notify staff if they see other climbers not following Wild Lakes Conditions of Use and Rules. 

  4. Waivers must be signed by adults (18+), children can be added onto their parent/guardians waivers as a minor. 

  5. All children (under 16) in the bouldering wall MUST have an adult responsible for them on-site - for children attending lessons, courses or clubs, the adult can leave during the class. 

  6. Can I climb without supervision? You must be a Registered Adult Competent Climber or a Registered Youth Competent Climber to climb without supervision. Please see below. 

 

7. ADULTS 18+

7.A What is a Registered Adult Competent Climber? A Registered Adult Competent Climber must accept the BMC statement, our conditions of use and rules of the bouldering wall, which will be done on arrival before your first session at Wild Lakes Bouldering Wall. A Competent Climber is someone with previous bouldering experience with a good level of technique and skill and understands and appreciates the risk involved and knows how to behave in order to mitigate those risks for both themselves and others around them, including anyone who they might be supervising. They will register as a Competent Climber in-house. You will be asked questions on registration to confirm your competency, please do not be offended if we recommend an introductory lesson or new-climber course. 

 

7.B What is a Novice Adult Climber? Novice Adult Climbers are not deemed competent climbers, due to limited to no bouldering/climbing experience. They will require supervision either from a Registered Adult Competent Climber or via booking a lesson or course where they can work towards becoming competent. ​

8. YOUTH 14-17

8A. What is a Registered Youth Competent Climber? A Registered Youth Competent Climber is a youth aged 14-17 with previous climbing experience, a good level of technique and skill, and understands and appreciates the risk involved in bouldering and knows how to behave in order to mitigate those risks for both themselves and others around them. They are NOT able to supervise others. A Registered Youth Competent Climber must accept the BMC statement, our conditions of use and rules of the bouldering wall. To register as a Youth Competent Climber they must be signed off in-house by a member of staff. This must be pre-booked before climbing at Wild Lakes. 

 

8B. Youth competency sign-off MUST be pre-booked and arranged separately BEFORE the youth is booked to climb (not required for lessons/courses). To arrange please contact us on contact@wildlakeswales.com

 

8C. Registered Youth Competent Climber (aged 16-17) may use the bouldering wall without supervision from a Registered Adult Competent Climber and does not require a responsible adult present at Wild Lakes.

 

8D. Registered Youth Competent Climber (aged 14-15) may use the bouldering wall without supervision from a Registered Adult Competent Climber, however a responsible adult MUST be present at Wild Lakes during their participation unless booked onto a lesson, course or club.

 

​8E. What is a Novice Youth Climber? Novice Youth Climbers are not deemed competent climbers, due to limited to no bouldering/climbing experience. They may only climb during set Youth climbing sessions with supervision from a Registered Adult Competent Climber, unless booked onto a lesson/course (where instructors provide supervision and instruction). In order to climb during the set Youth climbing sessions, they should ideally book onto an introductory lesson first to improve their technique, skills and understanding of safety whilst climbing. 

 

9. JUNIOR 7-13

9A. What is an Experienced Junior Climber? An Experienced Junior Climber can demonstrate extensive experience OR have completed a 6 week course (as a minimum) and have been signed-off as a Experienced Junior Climber in-house. Experienced Junior Climbers may only climb during set Junior climbing sessions with supervision from a Registered Adult Competent Climber, unless booked onto a lesson/course (where instructors provide supervision and instruction). 7-10 year olds are best supervised on a 1:1 basis and 11-13 year olds on a 1:2 basis. 

 

9B. Junior Experienced sign-off MUST be pre-booked and arranged separately BEFORE the Junior is booked to climb in the designated hours (not required for classes/courses). To arrange please contact us on contact@wildlakeswales.com

 

9C. What is a Novice Junior Climber? Novice Junior Climbers are not deemed experienced climbers, due to their limited to no bouldering/climbing experience. Novice Junior Climbers may only climb during set Junior climbing sessions with supervision from a Registered Adult Competent Climber, unless booked onto a lesson/course (where instructors provide supervision and instruction). In order to climb during the set Junior climbing sessions, they should ideally book onto an introductory lesson first to improve their technique, skills and understanding of safety whilst climbing. 7-10 year olds are best supervised on a 1:1 basis and 11-13 year olds on a 1:2 basis. 

 

9D. Any person aged between 7 and 13 may NOT climb in our general opening hours, unless on a lesson/course/club.

 

10. SUPERVISION

10A. All Novice Climbers MUST be booked into the appropriate lessons/courses/clubs for their age. 

 

10B. Adult Supervisors 18+ must be Registered Adult Competent Climbers and accept full responsibility for the safety of the novice climbers. Supervisors can sign in a maximum of 2 novice climbers per session. They must be on the mat with the participants they are supervising, actively engaging with the activity and ensuring the participants are adhering to the rules. If the supervisor is physically climbing the wall, the participant they are supervising must have their feet on the mat. If the participant they are supervising is physically climbing the wall, the supervisor must have their feet on the mat. They are not to be eating, drinking, or on their phones whilst supervising. Supervising adults take full responsibility for the actions of those they are supervising and are responsible for making sure that participants under their supervision adhere to the rules (especially ensuring they are not directly below other climbers). Adult supervisors can not be responsible for any children not participating whilst they supervise novice adult or Junior/Youth climbers. 

 

11C. Novice Adult Climbers aged 18+ Require supervision by a Registered Adult Competent Climber on a 1:2 basis, except for lessons/course (where instructors provide supervision and instruction). Should a Novice Adult Climber wish to climb unsupervised, they should attend an introductory lesson as a minimum. However, we encourage all Novice Adult Climbers to book onto a course where they will gain advanced knowledge, technique and skills.

 

11D. Registered Competent Youth Climbers (aged 14-17)  Registered Competent Youth Climbers, who have been signed off in-house, do not need supervision. However, all under 16 year olds must have an adult present onsite. Over 16 year olds do not need an adult present onsite.

 

11E. Novice Youth Climbers (aged 14-17) Except for lessons/course/clubs (where instructors provide supervision), Novice Youth Climbers may only climb during set Youth climbing sessions. Novice Youth Climbers aged 14-17 must be supervised by a Registered Adult Competent Climber on a 1:2 basis. 

 

11F. Experienced Junior Climbers (aged 7-13) Except for lessons/course/clubs (where instructors provide supervision) Experienced Junior Climbers may only climb during set Junior climbing sessions. Experienced Junior Climbers must be supervised by a Registered Competent Adult. It is recommended that supervision is on a 1:1 basis for 7-10 year olds and a 1:2 basis for 11-13 year olds. All under 16 year olds must have an adult present onsite, unless in a lesson/course/club.

 

11G. Novice Junior Climbers (aged 7-13) Except for lessons/course/clubs (where instructors provide supervision), Novice Junior Climbers may only climb during set Junior climbing sessions. Novice Junior Climbers must be supervised by a Registered Competent Adult. It is recommended that supervision is on a 1:1 basis for 7-10 year olds and a 1:2 basis for 11-13 year olds. All under 16 year olds must have an adult present onsite, unless in a lesson/course/club.