The fastest growing climbing discipline and arguably the purest form of climbing, bouldering is the easiest aspect of climbing to get started in and requires minimal equipment. Our team of bouldering pioneers explain climbing slang, ethics, climbing styles, understanding the grading system, preparation, risk assessment and competing.
Andrew Earl introduces the noble art of bouldering, arguably the purest form of climbing.
Bouldering is the easiest aspect of climbing to get started in. It requires minimal equipment and is probably the most social form of climbing. Amongst other things, this article gives tips on where and how best to start bouldering.
Bouldering is now the fastest growing climbing discipline. It's accessible, offers an unbeatable 'time to climb' ratio, is sociable, you need minimal equipment and there are plenty of picturesque venues.
Climbing slang explained, along with the ethics and climbing styles required for different UK rock types and venues.
Bouldering carries a number of potential risks, but these can all be reduced with a little forethought. This article looks at some of the common, and not so common, risks encountered when bouldering.
Tim Emmett gives a brief overview of aggregate and day bouldering competitions which are becoming ever more popular across the country.
Andrew Earl's definitive checklist.
Bouldering has a number of different grading systems, although two, the Font and V systems, are most widespread in their use. This article shows how all the different systems compare to each other.
First ascents are always inspiring, but being a pioneer has its responsibilities. John Gaskins demonstrates how to leave the boulder for the tourists who arrive later.
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