Want to give your team a break from the day-to-day and bring them together in a new way? We promise you’ll see one-another in a new light after a couple of hours hanging out at Indirock!
Indirock offers indoor rock climbing at a low height, which means even those with a fear of heights can have fun. Called bouldering, this form of indoor climbing is one of the easiest to get into and doesn’t require any special equipment. The price of a team building package at Indirock comes with climbing shoe hire and chalk included.
Since opening in March 2022 we’ve found that social groups, friends and even workmates are coming to enjoy the social side of climbing at Indirock, and to support each other while having fun. Bouldering is one of the fastest growing sports and it doesn’t even feel like exercise!
That’s why we’re now offering corporate packages for businesses. We can also create staff discounts for your company, to be used as perks or part of your year-round wellbeing programme, and we even offer private hire for your events.
Rock climbing is good for the heart. According to one study, it requires the same amount of energy as running an 8- to 11-minute mile.
Climbing is a full-body exercise: You’ll use your upper body, core, and lower body, and will especially work your pulling muscles, including your biceps, wrist flexors, back muscles and even fingers and feet.
Rock climbing isn’t just a great workout for the body—it also exercises the brain. In one study, climbing for about two hours boosted working memory capacity by 50%. It’s all about planning, decision-making, reacting, coordinating, balancing. This plays a huge role in not only physical development and control, but also in sharpening the mind and improving our brain’s ability to make decisions.
Climbing is deeply meditative. Even if you’re having a rubbish day, you’ll have no choice but to block out unpleasant thoughts. You get a deep mental break, because you’re focusing on doing one thing – not falling off the wall! Some practitioners even use climbing therapy in conjunction with traditional psychotherapy to treat depression, anxiety and stress.
Because bouldering doesn’t require partner work or long climbs up high, a lot of time is spent on the ground discussing your next route (or any topic under the sun) with your fellow climbers. It’s so much more sociable than going to the gym, which is why we see many people ditch the gym membership for a bouldering membership instead!
In bouldering, failure is inevitable and accepting that can be empowering. Nobody will complete every route in a gym first try, so you get used to failing but still wanting to go at it again until you succeed. And when you finally do succeed, it is a true natural high! This is a great way to build resilience in young people and adults alike.
Want to know more? We compiled this handy article with everything you need to know about bouldering.
An away day package starts at £15/head for climbing entry, shoe & chalk hire and light refreshments. We also offer more extensive menu packages from our coffee shop. Please contact us to see what we can do for you.