Safety first! How to Fall Correctly in Bouldering and Tips to Avoid Injuries

Apr 02, 2020

Bouldering’s appeal can be rooted from the fact that you feel free as there is little equipment involved. It is just you and the 3-5 m wall, solving problems with just shoes and chalk on your hands. But what happens after reaching the top? You got to jump down. It can happen, and most of the time it dows, that you fall. You fall often!

The proper way of falling is one of the first things taught in bouldering. As they say, safety is a priority. Even if the wall is shorter than the lead wall, a bad fall can still cause serious injuries. You can only do so much, especially when you’re stuck in an uncomfortable position, you can’t guarantee to fall the one correct way. No two falls are exactly the same, and the gymnastic moves of bouldering often require our bodies to get into funky positions, meaning there’s no “one right way” when it comes to safe fall or ladings. The following list is a set of guidelines that you might want to practice and think about any time you head out for a bouldering session, whether inside or outside.


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Posted in climbing injuries and prevention By Julie Gjørtz

Awesome Stretches Before Hitting the Wall - How flexible are you?

Jul 15, 2018

A mixture of physical strength and technique. This sport is fairly complex since each route varies from another. There are multiple climbing systems to grade its difficulty implying its wide range. That being said, flexibility is one of the very important aspects so that you can be physically flexible to do the required moves and literally flexible to adjust to each climb.
Here are some stretches that you can practice before and after your training, making you warm and ready for your next climb.

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Posted in climbing injuries and prevention By Pope Egwaras, Vojtěch Dědek and Julie Gjørtz

Athletic Tape: Prevention and Cure for the Fingers

Sep 07, 2018

You have probably seen the climbers wearing tape on their fingers and forearms, may it be while jumping off the boulder wall or while finishing a top rope route. For beginners, once you wear tape you start to feel more legit as a climber.

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Posted in climbing injuries and prevention By Pope Egwaras and Julie Gjørtz