Born for the bold
Substation was born out of the aligned love for the great outdoors between two friends.
Our founders, Sam & Si, are two Northeners with a passion for outdoor fitness, mountain biking and adventure. As epic as their hobbies were, there was the reality of UK weather commonly being wet and dark so they were driven to explore some indoor alternatives, which is where they truly discovered bouldering.
The experience of indoor climbing immediately captured their core interest as a brilliantly unique activity that celebrates community and where novices can climb side by side with experts. Now Sam & Si will be the first to put their hands up and admit to not being climbing pros, by any stretch, but with a true belief in the power of climbing bringing people together and being a huge asset to their physical and mental health; Substation was created.