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Type: Extreme sports, Passe-partout

Bouldering

Bouldering

Bouldering is the sprint discipline in climbing. The USC has an outdoor boulder and an 20m indoor bouldergym. Bouldering is simple: you do not need a partner and a rope. You can start after simple instructions. And by the way: you will get very strong!

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Bouldering at the USC: how does it work?

  • We have an indoor bouldergym and an outdoor boulder.
  • The outdoor boulder is freely accessible.
  • With a single entrance, bouldering membership or the passe-partout you can do free bouldering in the bouldergym.
  • The bouldergym is not accessible during special events such as exams and when routes are being built. Normally speaking the bouldergym is not accessible during courses. Only exception is a small group, please check with the instructor.
  • There is a course for beginners and a course for advanced boulderers.
  • You are always welcome to try out bouldering. Ask the desk in Universum.
  • You have to wear climbing shoes. If you do not have them, ask our sports desk.
  • At sportcentrum Universum you can also do climbing.

Do you want to do a bouldering course?

Beginners course

  • 4 classes, 2 hours each.
  • The course starts multiple times a year.
  • Just started with route climbing? Learn about bouldering and improve your climbing!

Advanced course

  • 4 classes, 2 hours each.
  • The course starts multiple times a year.
  • In this course you will focus on technique and strength training.
  • You are acquainted with the levels. You can take this course if you can boulder the first 3 circuits smoothly.

Trial class

You can take a 75 minutes trial class to try out bouldering.

House rules bouldergym

  • Bouldering is at your own risk.
  • Take a safe and conscious approach to bouldering. Keep enough distance (1.50m) between each other. Take care with the poles. Spot each other to catch an uncontrolled fall.
  • Bouldering is only allowed with a single entrance or a bouldering membership.
  • Change clothes in the dressing rooms.
  • Bouldering is only allowed with clean climbing shoes.
  • Bouldering with a bare torso is not allowed.
  • Chalk not too much.
  • Take off jewelries.

House rules outdoor boulder

  • The outdoor boulder is freely accessible.
  • Bouldering is at your own risk.
  • There are injury risks. Take a safe and conscious approach.
  • Spot each other to catch an uncontrolled fall. Consider the usage of crash pad.
  • Take care with spinning holds. Loose hold? Ask for a tool in the sports centre.
  • The gravel softens the landing, but prevent an uncontrolled fall.
  • Make sure the landing zone is free.
  • Keep enough distance (1.50m) between each other.
  • The usage of climbing shoes if recommended.
  • Warm up before each session. Start slowly.
  • Take enough rest during the bouldering.
  • Do a cooling down at the end of your session.
  • It’s forbidden to top out on the boulder.
  • The boulder is not a playground for childeren.

Passe-partout

Are you a sports fanatic? Are you interested in various sports? The USC passe-partout is the right thing for you! This membership comprises a whole lot of different sports. Bouldering is part of the passe-partout.

Trial training

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Bouldering off peak / 10x

Category I € 29,-

Category II € 38.50

Category III € 47.50

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Bouldering peak hours / 10x

Category I € 47.50

Category II € 62,-

Category III € 76,-

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Bouldering off peak / year

Category I € 106,-

Category II € 136.50

Category III € 169,-

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Bouldering peak hours / year

Category I € 169.50

Category II € 226,-

Category III € 282.50

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Bouldering off peak / 3 months

Category I € 32,-

Category II € 41,-

Category III € 51,-

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Bouldering peak hours / 3 months

Category I € 51,-

Category II € 67.50

Category III € 85,-

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Univ, Bouldering 4x begin, start Wed 21 Mar 17.00

Category I € 40.50

Category II € 60.50

Category III € 81,-

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Opening hours
The opening hours of the boulder hall are the same as the opening hours of sportcentrum Universum. Except for Thursdays. On Wednesdays the hall opens at 17.00 due to route setting.
Attention: during exams and during some events the indoor boulder gym is closed. Always check the timetable.

Peak hours
Monday – Thursday 16.00 – 23.00
(with your peak membership you can also boulder during off-peak hours).
Off-peak hours
Outside peak hours

Tariffs
1x entrance
ASAC € 4,50
Cat I Peak € 5,50
Cat II Peak € 7,-
Cat III Peak € 8,50
Cat I Off-peak € 3,50
Cat II Off-peak € 4,50
Cat III Off-peak € 5,50

Rental
– climbing shoes € 2,50 a pair (for inside only)
– crashpad € 4,- a piece (for bouldering block outside)

Contact
sportklimmen@usc.uva.nl

Locations

Sportcentrum Universum
Science Park 306
1098 XH Amsterdam
(020) 525 89 55

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