Bouldering – the top grip as goal
No equipment, height and at the same time a full-body workout. We are talking about bouldering. A sport that has become a trend in recent years. Whether free on rock or mountain walls or in halls. There’s something for everyone. Today we show you what to look for in this sport and what benefits it brings you.
Bouldering is a sport that follows neither previous knowledge nor rules. All you have to do is get to the top without falling down.
How does bouldering work?
Basically, you climb indoors to a maximum height of 4.5 meters, and the floor is usually covered with foam mats. Depending on your progress, you’ll have more or less plastic holds, which vary in distance and have different colors and shapes. The wall slope is also adapted to your level.
Now it’s all about getting to the top using a mix of strength, technique, coordination and agility. The goal is to hold the top grip, the last plastic grip, with both hands.
In addition to the previous benefits, there are numerous others. One of them is that bouldering allows you to discover new worlds. Once you are well trained, you can try it outdoors. You’ll encounter landscapes that you might never have discovered. At the same time, it is also a sport for the small purse. In climbing gyms, you hardly pay more than ten euros for a day pass, and outdoors it’s free anyway. In addition, you can expand your network and exchange ideas with like-minded people. Bouldering also gives you the opportunity to get your mind off things, without external influences.
So you see, bouldering has rightly become a trend. Already after a short time you will notice progress. Challenge yourself again and again and go to your limits. Or as Beat Kammerlander once said: “It’s not the easiest way to the summit that counts, but mastering the self-imposed difficulty.”
Source cover image: Pexels / Leon Ardho
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