Bouldering

TIPS

  • If you are bouldering outdoors, use climbing shoes, comfortable clothing, a crash pad and a helmet. If you are bouldering indoors, you will need chalk and a waist bag for it.
  • Do not climb 30 feet outdoors on your first attempt.
  • If you are bouldering outdoors, do it with experienced climbers and spotters.
  • Do a 10-15 minute cardio as warm-up, then a few stretches.
  • Plan your movements.
  • Lean on the rock or wall. Never hang with your limbs.
  • Use your legs to move up instead of pulling yourself up with your arms.
  • Get used to falling so you’ll know how to handle it.
  • When you are bouldering, you can position an unused arm or leg to help you balance.
  • Try to think at least one move ahead. This will reduce the likelihood that you will get stuck and have to fall.
  • Plan ahead and prepare.
  • Travel and camp on durable surface.
  • Dispose waste properly.
  • Leave what you find
  • Minimize campfire impacts.
  • Respect wildlife.
  • Be considerate of other visitors.

RECOMMENDED DESTINATIONS

(1) Wawa Dam, Montalban, Rizal (4) Mt Manalmon, Bulacan
(2) Lamtang, Baguio (5) Brgy. Ambongdolan, Tublay, Benguet
(3) La Trinidad, Benguet

Gear Guide

THINGS TO BRING: RECOMMENDED BRAND/S WHAT TO WEAR RECOMMENDED BRAND/S
Rock Shoes Evolv Quikdry Tee Mountain Hardware/TNF/Columbia/Boon
Lightweight Rockpack MHW Light Shorts Mountain Hardware/TNF/Columbia/Boon
Water bottle Nalgene Muti purpose headwear Headware
Camera/Video GoPro/Drift Rock Shoes Evolv
Extra Clothes Para Kito
Underwear Wet Ones
Slippers Coghlan’s
Toiletries
Insect repellant Para Kito
Wipes
Eyewear Bolle
Rain protection Coghlan’s
Cell phone
Extra Clothes Mountain Hardware/TNF/Columbia/
Sandals Columbia/Teva/Keen