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.
Rock Climbing Info
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.
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.
Stick clips are amazing for climbers who don’t like breaking their ankles.
So, yes, you do need a stick clip.
Stick clips provide the protection you need to make it past the danger zone of the climb.
Alpine quickdraws are far more useful than quickdraws.
You’ll wish you had these instead of your normal quickdraw set. Carry less gear. Save weight.