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First visit to Portside?

What is Bouldering?

Bouldering is a form of rock climbing on 4.5 meter high climbing walls. “Problems” are climbed without ropes or harnesses with one person climbing at a time. There is no need for belayers so all participants are free participate in the sport in their at their own pace.

Portside Boulders has over 100 problems available within the one bouldering area at any one time. Problems stay on the wall for 4 weeks before being changed. So there will always be something new to climb at Portside!

What do I need?

All you need to bring is light, comfortable clothing/activewear. A water bottle is also a good idea to keep you hydrated.

Rental shoes are $4 and rental chalk bags are $3. Feel free to bring your own or purchase shoes and chalk bags from our store. 

Climbing shoes must be worn when bouldering at Portside, this is so the climbing wall and holds remain nice and clean for everyone.


Save time and paper by completing the waiver (link below) before your visit, just let us know on arrival at Portside that you have pre-filled a waiver.