There are a few things you can do to help make outdoor bouldering safer, one of these things is having a spotter. A good spotter can make all the difference between sprained ankles and happy feet.
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Crash mats help make the sport a lot safer but its still easy to injure yourself if you’re not careful. Just by being more aware of this possibility, and knowing about good mat placement, you can reduce the risk of injury as much as possible.
I know what you’re thinking, and no, I’m not going to start off with a “pain in the neck” joke.
The truth is, belayer’s neck is no laughing matter. It’s actually potentially dangerous if you try to ignore it.
Belaying glasses allow you to look up without actually having to tilt your head up.
They’re a godsend for anyone with neck pain or the dreaded “belayer’s neck.”
There’s a few things that an extension pole needs to have if it’s to be any good for stick clipping.
This one has them all.
It’s a technique that not too many people know about.
And its only limitation… is how wrecked your finger strength already is from your last climbing session.
As always, I’m not going to give you some big numbered list of all the “best” stick clips out there. That’s not what you’re here for.
You want some meaningful advice on which one to get.
So, I’m going to show you which is the best stick clip for each kind of person, that way, you can be sure that you’ve made the right choice.