BK Climbers is a climbing club offering climbing related activities for people of any age to get the most out of climbing. Our mission is to develop and improve the knowledge and practice of bouldering in the Helsinki Metropolitan area. Our home gyms are Boulderkeskus’ gyms in Konala, Herttoniemi and Suomenoja in Espoo. Founded in 2014, BK Climbers is a member of the Finnish Climbing Association (SKIL).
We are most passionate about offering climbing opportunities for kids. In our junior climbing groups, there are about 150 climbers every season and some of our young climbers from the goal-oriented groups can even be found in the Finnish National Team! BK Climbers has a variety of great instructors and coaches, supported by the Boulderkeskus coaching team.
Anyone interested in climbing can join BK Climbers!
BK Climbers membership benefits
Joining BK Climbers comes with some great membership benefits!
Climbing insurance offered by the Finnish Climbing Association and provided by Pohjola Vakuutus. Terms of Insurance are at the moment in Finnish only, but you can contact the insurer for more information in English.
Biannual Finnish Kiipeily-lehti climbing magazine
20x climbing pass at Boulderkeskus for the price of 15 times
Saunashifts and outdoor climbing sessions with club members
By joining BK Climbers you support Finnish climbing and most importantly junior climbing!
BK Climber’s annual fee in 2021 is 75€ – and it includes all the benefits mentioned above! As junior climbing is the passion of BK Climbers, nearly all the proceeds are used to fund and improve the junior climbing activities. You can also support BK Climbers by becoming a support member! The annual fee of support members is 25€ / year.
Guidelines for members
The payment link for the membership fee will be sent to you via email. You will get information on the membership benefits and such on a separate email. Your membership and the benefits (i.a. the insurance) will come into effect once you have paid the membership fee. Your membership will be valid until the end of the calendar year. A new membership invoice will be sent automatically to all members at the end of the year.
The climbing insurance provided by the Finnish Climbing Association will be valid until the end of next years’ January (from the payment day).
The proof of your membership is the payment receipt so keep it safe! In case of an accident, show the receipt at Pohjola Hospital to get care.
JUNIOR CLIMBING GROUPS
BK Climbers’ junior groups are climbing and training in the spring and autumn semesters in groups of 10-12 climbers under the supervision of 1-2 adult instructors. The groups have about 20 training sessions per semester. The duration of the session is 60 min for kids aged 6-8 and 90 min for older kids. If the weather permits, some sessions will be held outdoors.
We recommend newcomers to try climbing with their parents before joining a group! For more info, please send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org
What are the junior groups like?
In the junior groups, we climb, learn to move and do climbing-related exercises. The training isn’t dead serious, having fun is the most important thing! With BK Climbers, kids learn the basics of bouldering so that they can start climbing in a fun and safe way. It doesn’t matter if you haven’t climbed before, you are always welcome to the group to try.
Groups, schedule and price
We are now offering junior groups for English speakers as well!
– ENGLISH GROUP: BK Espoo, 6 – 8 -yo Mon 16.00 – 17.00 | Jigglypuff | (STARTS ON MON 6.9.2021)
– ENGLISH GROUP: BK Espoo, 9 – 12 -yo Mon 17.00 – 18.30 | Snorlax | (STARTS ON MON 6.9.2021)
Join an English junior group for 175€ / semester (lower price due to later date than Finnish speaking groups, norm. 200€ / semester)
To join a group, you need to be a member of BK Climbers or another climbing association (because of the insurance). You can sign up for the club and join a junior group by filling up the same form.
If you cannot find a suitable group for your child, feel free to make a suggestion (age group and gym) to bk.climbers(at)gmail.com.
We have multiple groups in Finnish in Herttoniemi, Espoo and Konala. You can find the groups here.