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Training to Become a Better Climber - Part 1

Jack Geldard thinks that a few small changes in your climbing... [ full article ] Top British Boulderer, Ned Feehally shares his experiences climbing some hard boulders both in the UK and the world, his opinions... [ full article ] In this short video from Canadian competition climber Sean McColl, we see Sean training at a private wall in Chamonix, France. ... [ full article ] Popular Articles Right Now Finger Injuries are almost certainly the most common injuries climbers face. With junior competitions becoming more popular, training for young climbers is becoming much more popular. Related UKC Forum discussions This is the first of a series of training articles and is aimed at beginners or people who are operating in the low grades and wish to improve (Approximate grade range of around UK Diff - Severe, Sport grade F3 - 4 or bouldering grade VB / UK Tech 4c).

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Build Your Own Ultra-Affordable Home Bouldering Cave

If you go by the book, you can easily piss away well over $1000 on a small home bouldering cave. Fortunately, there’s no need to go by the book, and you can piece together a fun little wall for under $200– holds and all. Disclaimer #1: Your wall probably won’t be as pretty as a more expensive wall. It will, however, have more character and probably offer more climbing options.

If your wall turns out anything like mine, a high school wood shop teacher would give you an A for creativity and an F for finish carpentry. Disclalimer #2: Nothing described here falls within the bounds of professional craftsmanship or is by any means up to “building code”. Unfinished Areas Like This Are A Wallbuilders Best Friend. If you’ve got an unfinished basement, attic or garage, you’ve got the foundation for a bouldering cave. When choosing a site for your wall consider the following: Structural Integrity: Will the building itself support climbing? 3/8" STEEL T NUTS: The More the Merrier. A Perilous Hobby: Vertical Camping. Next time you’re passing by a cliff and happen to see a precariously hanging tent with campers inside, don’t be alarmed, it’s just a portable ledge (portaledge): Portaledges — or deployable hanging tents — might seem like a thrill-seeking activity (and it can be), but the idea has actually been around since the 1950s.

A Perilous Hobby: Vertical Camping

During this time, rock climbers began to stay overnight on the mountains they were scaling and started looking for convenient niches in the mountain side to make their bed. The first portaledges were used in Yosemite National Park and were non-collapsible cots or hammocks. Climbers would sit on a Navy surplus canvas chair and rest their heads on their dangling rucksacks. Gjvigliotti (1240×825) In the Dutch Mountains. Popular Articles Right Now Is it possible to improve your climbing without even trying?

In the Dutch Mountains

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