Climbing for Everyone
Climbing is a rapidly growing sport, but it comes with a lot of questions.
What is Climbing?
Mountains, snow, and cold… that’s probably what climbing is most often associated with. But it’s not just that – you can climb on rocks and even on an artificial climbing wall. Bouldering, the ‘youngest sibling’ of mountaineering, is becoming increasingly popular and trendy.
What's needed to start climbing?
In reality, all you need are climbing shoes. That’s why bouldering is becoming increasingly popular. You don’t require a belayer, expensive gear, or waiting in line at the wall. Bouldering can be done solo, following set routes. After an unsuccessful attempt, taking a short break is all you need before giving it another shot.
What is Bouldering?
Bouldering is a form of climbing at low heights, typically ranging from 4 to 5 meters, without the use of ropes for protection. Instead, crash pads are used to cushion falls – personal crash pads for outdoor rock climbing and bouldering, and bouldering mats in indoor climbing gyms like Crux Boulder.
Why climb low when You can climb high?
In Bouldering, it’s not about height but the difficulty of the route. It encapsulates the essence of climbing in just a few moves.
Can I practice alone at Crux Boulder?
Yes, bouldering does not require a belayer, so you can climb independently. Bouldering allows for self-sufficiency and training alone. On more challenging overhangs and formations, it’s advisable to have a partner for spotting, assisting in controlling falls.
We recommend the climbing sections; it’s known that practicing in a group is more enjoyable and motivating. Under the guidance of an instructor, you’ll see quicker progress in climbing technique and strength.
- Bouldering can be done independently, without the need for rope protection;
- It’s a full-body workout that enhances overall strength and endurance;
- Bouldering strengthens the spine, making it particularly beneficial for those with sedentary lifestyles;
- The focus of bouldering lies in high difficulty, intense movements, and intricate technical challenges.
How Long Does the Climbing Season Last?
Climbing is a sport with a season that essentially never ends! During the autumn-winter period, and when we’re in the city awaiting the next outdoor trip, we train on indoor climbing walls. However, autumn and winter are also perfect times for trips to cliffs in Spain, France, or Greece. For Easter and the May holidays, you can head to Polish rock formations, and during the summer vacations, embark on more distant expeditions, where the only limitation is our imagination!