Bouldering is a type of rock climbing that doesn’t require ropes and harnesses. The only special equipment recommended at Climb Nulu is climbing shoes, available for rent, and a chalk bag if you need it. The floors are made of thick padding and the climbing walls are no higher than 15 feet.
We went on a cold, rainy day when school was not in session, so naturally the parking lot was jam packed. There were hordes of people in the place, but it never felt crowded. Whereas a lot of rock climbing places are limited to the number of ropes available, Climb Nulu is just an open gym full of multiple climbing routes, each of which is marked for route and difficulty.
There’s also a kids’ room full of easier courses, though anyone can climb anywhere they want. The floor is about a foot and a half of solid foam, so kids can safely jump down from the top of the rock wall without getting hurt.
The kids in our group were ages 4, 6, and 8 and even one of the adults in our group climbed as well. It’s very affordable- $10 for kids and $15 for first-time adults and $12 for returning adults. There’s a drop-off Kids Club Mondays and Wednesdays 4:30 – 6:30 for Ages 6 – 17, and parents are welcome to use the workout room while their kids climb if they want to hang around. They also have a date night special on Friday night- $24 per couple. Keep an eye on their Facebook page for events and new additions.
Climb Nulu is a welcome addition to the city of Louisville. My kids can’t wait to go back and check out the new courses they are constantly adding. Maybe we’ll invest in the $55 a month membership this summer!
By guest contributor: Maggie