What is a Campus Board?

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A campus board (sometimes known as a pan Güllich – very rarely we must add), is a training tool for boulderers and climbers alike. Traditionally, campus boards set at an overhanging angle and are made up of horizontal thin slats of wood, attached to a main wooden board (looking like a ladder). What Is the … Read more

Does Bouldering Make You a Better Climber?

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Yes, it does! The benefits from bouldering definitely transfer into all forms of climbing. As the saying goes, the best way to train for climbing is to simply climb. Therefore, you can incorporate bouldering into a training routing to improve your overall performance. Things like power and finger strength are also maximised by training through … Read more

Spotting for Bouldering – Key Techniques

Spotting for bouldering

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

Bouldering vs Climbing: What’s the Difference?

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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

What are Boulder Problems?

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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 is Bouldering? The Beginner’s Guide

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If you are new to the sport, it is fair to ask ‘what is bouldering?’ The answer is a simple one. It is rock climbing stripped down. It is just you and the wall. There are no ropes or harness involved. You simply climb a problem (a short sequence of moves) and that is it. … Read more