Boulders Sport Climbing Center Brings Thrills For the Whole Family

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For anyone seeking an adventure or a thrill, mountain climbing is an incredible way to connect with nature, get a great workout, and get a good rush of adrenaline. But for those of us who may not live near a notable mountain range, indoor climbing can be a great way to scratch the itch! Not only is it full-body exercise, but climbing is also a social sport that can help build confidence and support better in-the-moment decision-making. Here in the Central Texas area, we have Boulders Sport Climbing Center for everything climbing-related, including premier climbing walls and equipment so you can climb to your heart’s content!  

About Boulders Sport Climbing Center

Boulders Sport Climbing Center is a family-owned business that was born from a love of all things climbing. The owners wanted to share their passion and foster a community of fellow climbers right here in Central Texas. So in 2000, they opened their doors, and they’ve been a mainstay ever since! 

The driving force that makes them unique is that Boulders Sport Climbing Center was built by climbers for climbers. And anyone interested in trying it out! Whether you have years of experience or have never climbed before, you’ll be welcomed into their facility like family. Seriously, the positive and supportive atmosphere is empowering, so even if you’re nervous to start, give it a try! Their incredible, skilled, and highly trained staff will be there to support you every step of the way. 

Inside the facility, you’ll find 40-foot climbing walls that are textured and realistic with top rope stations, auto-belays, a lead wall, a bouldering area with a free-standing boulder, slab, cave, and so much more. Not sure what any of that climbing lingo means? Just another excuse to stop by and learn! 

They also have a fitness area with a treadmill, rower, bike, bench press/squat rack, free weights, and a climbing training area so you can strengthen all of the muscles you’ll need for a successful climb. When you’re done for the day (or even accompanying a little one but not climbing yourself), hang out in the lounge deck to unwind and socialize. 

Climbing is for all ages and abilities, though their minimum climbing age is five years old. Make climbing a family event and try something new together!

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Boulders Sport Climbing Center offers a variety of classes to help you build your climbing skills! All of them are small groups (1 – 4 people.) So you’ll get lots of individualized instruction to be better able to improve your unique skills.

If you’re brand new to climbing, you’ll likely want to take the Beginners 101 Class. This really suits those who have little to no climbing experience. They’ll focus on technique and terminology, help you with your climbing ability, and, most importantly, help you feel more confident in your climbing! 

Their Top Rope 101 Class is perfect for teaching proper top rope belaying (tension rope) techniques for those who are new to climbing. It’s also great because it allows you to rest at any time without having to start over from the bottom! You don’t even have to book a Top Rope 101 lesson; they’re available during open hours on the weekends.

Lead 101 class will teach you about proper lead belaying techniques, advanced climbing techniques, and important things like identifying improper clips, knot tying, and recognizing fall factors. It’s an advanced class, and you’ll need to be top rope belay certified before taking it, but it’s a great goal to work up to! 

If a small group class isn’t your thing, or if there is something specific you want to work on with a trainer, you can also book private lessons. They’ll help you focus on your form, improve endurance and strength, and clean up your technique. 

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When you’ve fallen in love with climbing and are officially ready to upgrade from rental equipment, Boulders Sport Climbing Center also sells all of the shoes, harnesses, chalk, and other gear you’ll need for a successful climb. They also have crash pads, belay devices, carabiners, and rope. So you can take your climbing adventures to the great outdoors when you are ready! Not sure what to buy? Their friendly and highly qualified staff will help you determine exactly what you need to be safe and have fun. 

Boulders Sport Climbing Center

Whether you are a seasoned climber or a newbie thinking about taking the first step, Boulders Sport Climbing Center has the equipment, staff, and unique environment for your climbing journey! Be brave, take a risk, and challenge yourself to check them out! 

Now that you have the family excited for a new adventure, it’s time for some family photos! I love helping Waco families create and capture precious memories to cherish forever. But I also love sharing all the tips I get from the families I chat with on shoots. So check out the blog links below for more of my work. Then let’s chat about your dream photo session!

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