Bouldering – What we know so far


Bouldering

Bouldering is a type of climbing that is done without ropes or harnesses, on shorter walls, and with more jumps to get you up the wall. Boulders are usually less than 20 feet tall.

The idea is to climb quickly and efficiently, rather than taking time to consider your next move. If you’ve never tried bouldering before, this article’s for you.

Bouldering is an intense form of rock climbing 

Bouldering

The climbs are usually shorter, the walls steeper and you don’t have a rope to catch you if you fall. So what’s the appeal?

1) It’s Fun: Boulders can be challenging and fun at any level – from a basic scramble near the ground to complex and difficult moves near the top. With bouldering, there’s always something to work on.

2) It’s Easier: Boulders take less time than other forms of climbing, so you get more climbing per hour. You don’t need to spend as much time preparing or setting up ropes and harnesses either – making this a good option for beginners.

3) Its Conditioning: It involves sprint up short walls, which is far more demanding than the endurance required to climb long routes with ropes and harnesses. This means you’ll build strength faster, especially in your legs.

4) It’s Social: Bouldering is social because there are usually more people at the bouldering walls than there are on long routes. This is because it’s easier to get to know more climbers when you spend less time preparing and setting up equipment. It also means you take part in a greater variety of activities, which makes for fun evenings after work or school.

5) The Bouldering Circuit: There is an ever-growing number of bouldering walls to attend and climb at. There is typically a circuit – where you visit different gyms and boulders – so this makes for a fun challenge as well, climbing at all the best places over time.

6) Personal Challenge: Climbing is inherently competitive. You can aim to improve your score or try to complete more difficult climbs than your friends.

7) Training: If you want to climb the really big walls, bouldering is the way to train for this. There are quite a few competitions on, so it can be fun to compete with other climbers.

8) It’s Free: You don’t need any equipment except for shoes and tape. Don’t be fooled though, it will still cost you more than you expect.

Bouldering is an intense form of rock climbing 

Bouldering

The climbs are usually shorter, the walls steeper and you don’t have a rope to catch you if you fall. So what’s the appeal?

1) It’s Fun: Boulders can be challenging and fun at any level – from a basic scramble near the ground to complex and difficult moves near the top. With bouldering, there’s always something to work on.

2) It’s Easier: Boulders take less time than other forms of climbing, so you get more climbing per hour. You don’t need to spend as much time preparing or setting up ropes and harnesses either – making this a good option for beginners.

3) Its Conditioning: It involves sprint up short walls, which is far more demanding than the endurance required to climb long routes with ropes and harnesses. This means you’ll build strength faster, especially in your legs.

4) It’s Social: Bouldering is social because there are usually more people at the bouldering walls than there are on long routes. This is because it’s easier to get to know more climbers when you spend less time preparing and setting up equipment. It also means you take part in a greater variety of activities, which makes for fun evenings after work or school.

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