Shark is the quickest way to warm the kids up for any climbing session, aswell as working on some level of balance co-ordination and climbing.
It is quick and easy to brief and even easier to run. All you need is a bouldering room.
So this is a example brief
Right guys! listen up please.
You are now all fish in the sea.
The sea is ( whatever area you have spare in the bouldering room ).
Now as fish you must always! swim ( move ), if you stop moving you are out! then you must tell me your name and take a seat by me.
When I shout ‘shark ‘you must hide in the reef ( get onto the wall ) as quickly as possible, the person ( fish ) with their hands and their feet off of the floor is out ! then you must tell me your name and take a seat by me.
However if you touch the wall before I say shark! you will get electrocuted by electric eals who guard the reefs when there is no shark and you will be out! you must tell me your name and take a seat by me. ( so if I shout ‘stingray’ or ‘sausage’ and they touch the wall they are out )
There is only on more rule and that rule is that once you are on the wall you must stay there until I say ‘swim‘ as you will not be safe from the shark until then, if you fall in before unfortunately you will be out and guess what, you must tell me your name and take a seat by me.
And that’s it, make sure you give a little extra brief of course about jumping at the wall, kicking and pulling others off e.t.c and any other specific risk you might have in your climbing centre and then you are away.
Shark, a great little warm up to start a group and a great way to eat up a few minutes of any group if they become too much to handle on the ropes.