Tired of the same old gym routine? This is the year to try something new. Bouldering is essentially rock climbing without the ropes or harnesses. However, you do use climbing shoes, chalk for your hands, and mats for those inevitable times you fall. Sounds a little intimidating at first, but trust us, it’s addicting. Go in for an hour and you’ll realize what an efficient workout it is AND it takes brain power. Win win.
Checkout Seattle Bouldering Project, our favorite place to go bouldering in the Greater Seattle Area (and we’ve tried a few). They change their boulders frequently so they’re always fresh. They also play THE BEST music ever. There are a variety of classes if you don’t feel comfortable jumping right into it. The best part is, you never feel self-conscious or any pressure from others; everyone is super nice and helpful. Don’t feel like making small talk with others? No worries; just plug your headphones in and climb away.
For details on classes, pricing, and location, click here.