Spotting for bouldering is not as easy as lifting your arms in the air and shouting ‘come on’ or ‘Allez’. There are a number of rules that guide the process. A good spotter is someone who pays attention and minimises risk for the boulderer. We’ll have a deeper look now. What is Spotting for Bouldering? … Read more Spotting for Bouldering – Key Techniques
Bouldering has never appeared at the Olympics, 2020 was the year it was supposed to happen, and then it didn’t. Just like many things in this awful year. Nevertheless, there is light on the horizon and we should be seeing the vaunted games in Tokyo in the summer of 2021. What must be noted is … Read more Bouldering and Climbing at the Olympics: All the Info You Need
If you are looking to get into bouldering but you are an older adult, then you may have some trepidations. You may ask yourself questions am I too old for bouldering? What is the best age? Well, there is no definitive answer. Obviously if you are 80, it may be too late, but those a … Read more Too Old for Bouldering: Is There an Age Limit?
As proponents of the sport, we love to shout the benefits of bouldering from the rooftops. There is so much you can gain from starting bouldering. First of all, it is the ultimate full-body workout. You can utilise your aerobic capacity and build strength. Furthermore, things like core stability and flexibility will all be improved. … Read more Benefits of Bouldering – Why You Should Start!
When you are new to a sport, it can be easy to make rookie mistakes. That is why we have created the ultimate list of bouldering tips for beginners. We’ll guide you through technique, mental aspects, and all other components that can make you better. Of course, it is natural that you want to progress … Read more 9 Bouldering Tips for Beginners
If you are new and looking to get into the sport, you may be wondering what is the difference between bouldering vs climbing. It must be noted, there are many types of sub-sections of climbing, and we’ll go into them briefly further down. Bouldering is its own subsection of the sport. We have already detailed … Read more Bouldering vs Climbing: What’s the Difference?
For many new and experienced boulderers the art of falling is one they have still not mastered. In the following paragraphs, we will highlight some key things in order to know how to fall bouldering. It is not as easy as it sounds and there are some things you need to watch out for! How … Read more How to Fall Bouldering
If you are new to the sport, you may not be aware of some bouldering rules that determine if you have ‘sent’ (completed) a route or not. Naturally, this will only really be applicable to you once you are a bit more experienced and looking to progress. In the beginning, it really does not matter … Read more Bouldering Rules for Beginners
When you first head to a bouldering gym or area, you will often hear the term ‘boulder problem’. Don’t be alarmed, you are perfectly safe! There is no danger. All it means is that you have stumbled upon a bouldering route. Let’s get down to the nitty-gritty, what is a boulder problem? Simply put, it … Read more What are Boulder Problems?
Overcoming a fear of heights when bouldering is no easy feat. At the end of the day, many people who suffer from acrophobia (extreme or irrational fear of heights) do not have the ultimate control over this. Nevertheless, it is our duty to give you some tips in order to help you overcome this, whilst … Read more How to Overcome Fear of Heights When Bouldering