The Boulder Rooms in Frome opened in the summer of 2021. Bouldering gives people the opportunity to climb indoors without the need for ropes, harnesses, climbing partners or any other specialist gear, just you and the wall.
The venue is proving very popular, with residents of all ages coming to try it as well as attracting enthusiasts to Frome. The business has successfully recruited a number of young people into its team, offering young people in Frome an inspirational place to work. They have trained two staff members up to be Duty Managers and offered all staff the opportunity to be trained up as instructors, with 100% take up on the offer.
Staff are encouraged to socialise by climbing together outside of work with free membership and the owners openly welcome feedback and input from staff on how the centre can develop.
The Boulder Rooms have been working closely with local schools, including Critchill School, to offer the opportunity to climb at quiet times before the centre is open to the public, and run kids clubs after school.