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Boulders have a brand new climbing gym in Culverhouse Cross

If you want to try a new sport or just want a fun activity to do with the kids, Boulders have opened a brand new climbing gym in Culverhouse Cross.

(Boulders UK)

Established as one of South Wales’ largest bouldering and indoor climbing centres, Boulders are expanding with a brand-new outlet in Cardiff, with the aim of making climbing an activity for everyone to enjoy. Like their current sites on Newport Road Cardiff and in Cheltenham, Boulders’ new centre will offer everyone the opportunity to reap the mental and physical benefits of climbing, supporting beginners right through to experts.

Boulders was the first indoor climbing gym to hit Cardiff and is heading towards its second decade, which has been made possible by its tight-knit and ever-growing climbing community. Co-founder of Boulders, Ollie Noakes, set out to create a climbing centre that would bring people together and learn a new skill or two along the way.

Speaking about his feelings on the opening of the new site, he said, “Back in 2008 we opened the first dedicated climbing facility in Cardiff. It’s been an incredible journey over the past 15 years. We opened our second facility in Cheltenham in 2020 and we’re already looking for additional sites. It feels great to be opening our third facility in our home city.”

The new site is a dedicated bouldering space with walls reaching up to 4 metres high, a kids zone with party facilities, a specialist training area along with a large viewing area and café. Plus members of Boulders will benefit from access to all three sites, guest passes, shoe hire and discounts at the café. The bouldering-only approach means there are no roped climbing areas and is the perfect way for beginners to get into the sport.

Talking about what the new centre means for Boulders Ollie Noakes said, “Cardiff is where Boulders was born. We truly believe that climbing is a sport that everyone can enjoy. By opening our second site in Cardiff, we’re making climbing even more accessible, allowing more people to enjoy the sport and its many benefits.”

Boulders first opened their doors in 2008 and ever since have been committed to providing a welcoming, inclusive and safe environment for anyone to climb.

Find out all about the new centre, including give-it-a-go sessions, casual climbs and memberships at


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