Teaching Outdoor Bouldering Workshop

Bouldering is unique in climbing: it is the only discipline where it is intended to fall to the ground. As such, teaching bouldering outdoors requires a change in attitude and approach and goes against the instincts developed by most established rock climbing instructors. This workshop is designed to allow you to teach outdoor bouldering safely and effectively, as well as understanding the unique differences inherent to the modern boulderer compared to trad or sports climbers.

This workshop looks to demonstrate effective methods of safeguarding climbers using:

  • a Risk-Consequence Balance;
  • the Hierarchy of Pads;
  • methods of effective spotting to keep both climber and spotter free from injury;
  • and other common practices used by established boulderers.

Our workshops run in North Wales. Given the vagaries of the weather, the specific crag chosen for the workshop will be selected nearer the time to accomodate current weather conditions. However it will be within easy commute of Llanberis and plenty of notice will be given for meet and greet. Transport is not provided and participants are expected to make their own way to the crag parking, which will be detailed in advance. 

A series of course notes are included as part of the workshop.



Price for the day: £50

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Pete Edwards discussing pad construction and placing on a Teaching Outdoor Bouldering Workshop

Upcoming Dates

Please note, while every effort is made to keep this updated, dates may change. Please click here and filter by Provider: Prowess for 100% accurate dates

2024 public course dates
  • Wednesday 10th April
  • Friday 3rd May
  • Tuesday 4th June
  • Monday 15th July
  • Saturday 3rd August
  • Saturday 14th September
  • Wednesday 16th October
How to Book

To book your space on a workshop, please email [email protected] or use the button below, stating the date you are keen to attend

Participants practising spotting on a Teaching Outdoor Bouldering Workshop in 2022

Cancellation Policy

Circumstances change, things come up and occasionally people can’t make it. It’s understandable. If this happens to you, the sooner you can let me know, the better as I can hopefully fill the space with someone else. If you let me know two weeks before the session/course/workshop then I will issue a full refund. If you let me know between two weeks and one week before the session/course/workshop I will issue a 50% refund. If you let me know less than one week before the session/course/workshop then no refund will be issued. Remember you need to pay to secure your place on the course or your place may be allocated to someone else. If the course is cancelled by Prowess, a full refund will be issued.