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The Timeless Extreme Sport Of Boulder Climbing And How The Sport Is Judged

"Bouldering" (slang for boulder climbing), is a timeless sport, often associated with mountain climbing (without the rope or the mountain). It is an extreme sport which has been around since the 1880's, pioneered in Great Britain by bouldering fanatics. The concept originated because people would climb boulders to warm up or train for future mountain climbs. John Gill (an American boulder climber pioneer) made advances to the sport, which have in turn brought it into the mainstream. Boulder climbing focuses on the performance of the athlete on the boulder, which they are climbing, rather than on the headway that they can make, equipment they have, or safety gear as is often done in mountain climbing.Boulder climbers do take basic safety measures, as they end up about six feet above the ground. For instance, they often use chalk so that the climber's hands are dry, giving them a good grip on the boulder, and preventing slipping from occurring. A chalk pouch is kept with boulder climbing, which ensures dry han...


Climbing Shoes

It is essential to choose the right climbing shoes if you are going on an expeditionPerhaps you have recently got into climbing or are tentatively venturing out on a climb to see how you feel about it. Whatever the reason is that you have decided to take up climbing, one of the most important things you can do is to make sure that you have the right equipment. As well as harnesses, one of the most important pieces of equipment are climbing shoes. Obviously, climbing shoes have to have a really good grip as you will often be relying on your feet to secure you a position.What types of climbing shoes are available?Obviously, there are different climbing shoes for different types of climbing. One of the main things to take into consideration when contemplating which climbing shoes to buy is to think about the terrain that you will be climbing on. Obviously a different grip will be needed if you are climbing on grass to that which will be needed if climbing on rock or slurry. Making sure you get it right at ...


A Basic List of Climbing Gear

Climbing is rapidly becoming one of the biggest fitness crazes not only in the United States, but around the world as well. There are over 1,000 climbing gyms in the United States alone, and they are never short of climbers. While many climbers prefer an outdoor climbing experience to a climbing wall, other climbers never experience an outdoor climb and choose to spend their time on an indoor climbing wall. Wherever you choose to do your climbing, you will need a basic set of climbing gear before you get started climbing. So, if you are new to climbing, here is a great list of the basic climbing gear you'll need to get started.Climbing Shoes A good pair of climbing shoes can be your best friend or your worst enemy. Make sure they are snug and comfortable, but not too tight. If your big toe meets the end of your climbing shoe, then it makes for a good fit for the shoe. This means that your climbing shoe will have the support that it needs if you are standing on a particularly narrow ledge or climbing hold...


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