YOUR JOURNEY STARTS HERE
If you have never rock climbed before, drop by, have fun and join the Nomad community. You don't need any equipment, so let's get started.
NOMAD Climbing is dedicated to creating a safe environment for all participants. Each participant must sign a liability waiver or have a current copy on file in order to be in the gym.
UNDER 18: Participants under the age of 18 must have a waiver filled out by their legal guardian.
When you arrive for your first visit, you will be required to demonstrate safe falling technique to Nomad Instructors, this demonstration takes only a few minutes and costs nothing.
YOUTH AT NOMAD
How many children can come climbing with one adult at Nomad?
In order to reduce the risk of injury, we have specific parent-to-child supervisory ratios, depending on the age of the children. Parent:child ratios are as follows:
Up to 6: 1:1
Parent/guardian provides constant supervision. Child must be within arm’s reach of supervising adult at all times. Children in this age range are still developing awareness and ability to understand potential for harm.
Ages 7-9: 1:2
Parent/guardian is required to remain within arms’ reach of both children at all times, meaning the children must climb together. Parent/guardian may not climb. Children under 10 may still be developing the cognitive ability to be mindful of people around them, which means parents must stay within arms reach to ensure a child, or children, do not wander into a fall zone.
Ages 10-13: 1:4
This age range requires a parent on the mats. The parent is not required to remain in arm’s reach while the children are climbing, but the supervisor may not climb.
Youth may climb without adult supervision assuming they are able to behave appropriately as a positive part of the community.
Nomad reserves the right to require supervision of youth who prove incapable of responsible behaviour on their own. Such decisions will be made in good faith.
Nomad Bouldering Reserves the right to ask customers to leave if they refuse to abide by Nomad’s Kids Policy
Safety Requirements for Bouldering
When bouldering its important you understand how to fall correctly, fall with legs slightly apart and knees bent. Keep arms in and roll with the fall.
Avoid falls with arms extended
Ensure the safety of your fall zone before you climb including safety of the landing, and that it’s free of people and other potential hazards.
Avoid walking and sitting under climbers.
Children must be supervised.
Fit to fall
Use a ‘spotter’ for difficult or risky moves.
Know how to ‘spot.’ Be active and poised to orient falling climber correctly onto padding.
Boulder within your limits, if you don't feel confident then don’t continue on that route. Remember you can always escape onto the easy pink holds for safety. Return to a problem within your limits.
Topout Boldering, only finish standing ontop of topout boulders as per demonstrated in saftey brief videos. Never jump off and always safely down climb on yellow.
It is highly recommended that you watch the Nomad safety video.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
+ WHAT IS BOULDERING?
Bouldering is a fast-growing and social style of rock climbing. Climbers do not use ropes or harnesses, but scale shorter walls and are protected by a thick, padded floor. There is no equipment required to start bouldering, making it fast and easy to learn and enjoy. It is challenging and gymnastic, it builds strength and confidence, and is lots of fun!
+ WHO IS IT FOR?
Everyone can boulder, either alone or with friends. Just drop by and we will get you started right away.
+ WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?
You only need comfortable clothing and sporty shoes. We recommend the use of climbing shoes and they are for rent at the front desk if you want to try them (sizes US2 to US14 available).
+ HOW WILL I KNOW WHAT TO DO?
We can explain it to you in 30 seconds when you arrive. It's that simple!
+ IS IT SAFE?
Bouldering is the safest form of indoor climbing. The maximum height of the walls is 'only' 4.5m and the floor is covered with large thick soft mats.
+ WHAT FACILITIES DO YOU HAVE?
We have showers, toilets, change rooms, lockers, bicycle parking, filtered tap water, nail clippers, yoga mats, weights, climbing magazines and industrial fans.
+ DO I NEED A CLIMBING PARTNER?
No, you can climb on your own if you like. But beware, bouldering is a very social activity – you will meet people!
+ DO I NEED TO KNOW HOW TO BELAY?
No, there are no ropes in bouldering and no need for a belayer, so you can get started right away!
+ ISN'T BOULDERING ONLY FOR EXPERT CLIMBERS?
Not at all! Bouldering is for everyone. We have a wide variety of fun and easy climbs that have been made especially for beginners.
+ IS THERE AN AGE LIMIT?
No, but please read our childrens policy carefully. Climbers up to the age of 14 yr require minimal 1 adult supervising.
+ CAN WE HAVE A BIRTHDAY PARTY?
Yes, you can throw your own party at NOMAD, A formal booking is required, we request that you contact us to let us know what day you are planning to have a party and how many will be attending as this helps us prepare for your arrival. The best times for a party at NOMAD are Mon-Fri before 5pm and Sat/Sun before noon.
+ CAN I BRING A PRAM?
Yes, we have plenty of space to accommodate a pram near the climbing mats for you to climb while the little one is resting.
+ ARE THE CLIMBS ALWAYS THE SAME?
No, to keep things fresh we change sections every week.
+ I AM AFRAID OF HEIGHTS - IS THIS A PROBLEM?
Not at all. You can always choose how high you go, and how you want to get down! Our specially designed beginner climbs dont go all the way up and will help to keep you learning and exploring safely!
+ CAN I BRING IN A GROUP?
Yes, groups are welcome at any time without pre-booking. Please contact us with your group information so we can provide a quote. For groups larger than 15 we recommend trying to schedule your visit on Wed/Thurs/Fri before 5pm or Sat/Sun before noon.
+ WHO DO I CONTACT FOR OTHER QUESTIONS?
Please shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.