Does Bouldering Make You a Better Climber?

A man sport climbing

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

What are Boulder Problems?

A woman walking towards a boulder problem

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