The pros and cons of bouldering mats, and when to use or not to use them.
This section looks at bad landings and the precautionary steps that you can take such as using mats and spotters to improve safety.
This article look at the techniques, flexibility and strength a climber requires to top out on a boulder problem.
Jumping is an exciting way to play with the rock. It offers high adrenaline action and great potential for new problems and challenges in areas previously thought to be worked out.
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