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Boreal UK Demo Series 2019

What is a boot demo? boreal-demo tour-2

 A boot demo is your opportunity to try BOREAL rock shoes out for free, with no obligation. We visit climbing gyms around the UK with our extensive selection of trial pairs. The locations, dates and times we will visit are listed below.

On the day, simply come along to the wall as usual, and we will be set up with our shoes on display and a member of staff to help advise you. You can try on and climb in as many pairs as you wish, and you are welcome to keep climbing in them until the end of the demo! There is no cost to try them, and no obligation to buy anything. The demo is simply to allow you to try out BOREAL shoes while you climb.

Can I buy shoes on the night? 

In most cases, the demo will take place at a venue which already stocks our shoes. If the pair is in stock at the venue, then you can buy them on the night. If you wish to order a model which is not normally stocked, or which is out of stock, this can be done through the venue.

Occasionally we run boot demos in locations with no retail outlet; in these instances we can provide details of the best option for ordering the product. The demo shoes themselves are not for sale.

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Will you visit my local climbing wall? 

A list of locations, dates and times is below, and is regularly updated. Over the year, we try to provide coverage all over the UK, working with our retailer network. If your local climbing wall is not listed, you think they should become a dealer and would like a boot demo arranged, ask them to contact us. The best email contact will be

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Locations and Dates

Tuesday  5th February. 5pm – 9pm. Red Goat Climbing, York
Thursday 7th February. 5pm – 9pm. Boulders, Cardiff
Tuesday 12th February. 5pm – 9pm. Big Rock Hub, Milton Keynes
Wednesday 13th February. 5pm – 9pm. Big Rock Bond, Milton Keynes
Thursday 21st February. 5pm – 9pm. Newcastle Climbing Centre, Newcastle 
Tuesday 26th February. 5pm – 9pm. Boulder Brighton, Portslade, Brighton
Wednesday 27th February. 5pm – 9pm. The Quay Climbing Centre, Exeter
Tuesday  5th March. 5pm – 9pm. Edinburgh Indoor Climbing Arena, Ratho, Edinburgh
Thursday 7th March. 5pm – 9pm. Three Wise Monkeys Climbing, Fort William
Wednesday 13th March. 5pm – 9pm. Bloc Climbing, Bristol 
Monday 18th March, 5pm - 9pm, The Castle Climbing Centre
Tuesday 2nd April. 5pm - 9pm. Boulder UK, Preston. 

Saturday 13th April, 10am - 4pm,  Mile End Climbing Wall, London (in conjunction with Rock On, retailer located on site at Mile End).
Monday 10th June, 5pm - 9pm, Big Rock Hub, Milton Keynes
Tuesday 11th June, 5pm - 9pm, Big Rock Bond, Milton Keynes

Statement of Youth Demo Tour:

Film maker Nick Brown has recently released "Statement of Youth", a documentary film which charts the incredible rise in climbing standards that took place through the 1980's. Following a group of climbers including names such as Jerry Moffatt, Ben Moon, Johnny Dawes and Andy Pollitt, the film explores how a group living on the fringes of society became some of the most important figures of climbing not only in the UK, but worldwide. ​BOREAL was a highly influential brand during this period, so it seemed an obvious choice to support the film.

On the Statement of Youth tour, the film is being screened at a selection of climbing walls. Alongside the film, BOREAL will be running boot demos to allow you to try out our latest range for free.

The venues and dates for the tour are:

Monday 18th March. 5pm – 9pm. The Castle Climbing Centre, London.
Tuesday 19th March. 5pm – 9pm. Reading Climbing Centre, Reading. 
Wednesday 20th March. 5pm -9pm. Manchester Climbing Centre, Manchester. 
Thursday 21st March. 5pm – 9pm. The Boardroom Climbing Centre, Queensferry.