When taking your first steps into the world of outdoor rock climbing, there are some extra factors that need to be taken into consideration. Artificial routes give way to nuanced problems with more diverse ways to the top, while the weather and technical clothing become important in the great outdoors. Rab-sponsored athlete Tom Randall, who has extensive experience climbing indoors and outdoors, gives us some essential pointers on how to best make the transition and train efficiently.
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With more and more indoor climbing centres and outdoor areas opening up you don’t need to live near cliffs and mountains to get involved. From indoor bouldering to outdoor lead climbing, it’s a fun but challenging way to get fit.
This guide has everything you need to learn the lingo, gear up, and get started.
If you’re ready to test your bouldering skills in the great outdoors, Britain has an abundance of high quality climbing routes, also known as climbing ‘problems’, for you to choose from. Here are 5 of the UK’s finest outdoor bouldering spots, with some essential tips, tricks and safety pointers to get you started.
The planet’s highest-graded climbing routes are defined by everything from their difficulty to their remoteness, but what distinguishes a tough test from an impossible feat? From the most gruelling big wall project to the crimpiest of bouldering problems, here are 6 of the most challenging ascents in the world: