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Bouldering

Lets go boulder…………..what do you need to do this?

There is no fix list of things you need to go climbing. Back in the days they almost had no gear but of course this has changed. Today the choice of brands and models are endless, it has become a gear freak’s paradise. We at Casper’s Climbing Shop feel that climbing can be divided in to four categories: Bouldering, Sport Climbing, Mountaineering and Via Ferrata.

Boulderers can generally get by with climbing shoes, chalk, chalkbag and a crashpad.

Sport climbers need to add a harness, rope, quickdraws, carabiners, belay device, climbing helmet and maybe other items e.g. a few cams or nuts. 

Mountaineers need a lot of different products even for the easiest routes and here the choice is endless. It can range from crampons and ice axe to the right clothing and bivouac equipment.

Via Ferrata is often under estimated as it seems easy and a perfect activity for a family holiday. Here there is also a large choice of products which will make your trip safer and more fun.

Whether you are planning a relaxing bouldering holiday or a challenging tour in mountain terrain you will find the right climbing gear for every purpose, every level and every budget in our climbing shop. We started with only a few brands to which more have been added over time. A list of some of our brands include: E9, Petzl, Black Diamond, La Sportiva, Edelrid, Five Ten, Evolv, Metolius, Wild Country, Moon Climbing, Sterling Rope, Beal, Scarpa and many more.

Bouldering gear

As previously mentioned a boulderer doesn't need much equipment, barely any, which is why bouldering is considered by some people to be the purest form of climbing. It's the isolation of single hard moves that makes it ideal to work on hard sequences or on personal weaknesses. There's just you vs the rock, no rope keeping you safe, no clipps holding you on the wall, just you, your shoes fingers and pad. Others see bouldering as a training method towards rope climbing but it has established itself as a completely independent discipline and a unique set of equipment has emerged accordingly. 

The probably most important piece of gear in bouldering are the shoes. The way bouldering developed and transformed itself to become this insane sport it is now requires very specific equipment, and the shoes help you use your feet as hands. Hard rubber vs soft rubber, asymmetric vs straight, with/without support, laces vs velcro, Vibram edge vs grip etc. These are all aspects that play a massive role in your bouldering game. They should fit perfectly, offer good grip and allow a good feel for the rock.   

The next most important thing when bouldering is the crash pad because after all it's what prevents impact with the ground in case of a fall. There are lots of different style pads out there, size matters, material and shockabsoarb system, carry system, thickness etc. Depending on where you go bouldering you will need to watch out for different features that could make your trip a lot more comfortable.

Finally, you will need some chalk to complete your boulder kit. Any boulder chalk bag will do the job.

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  • Crashpads
    <p><strong>What to keep in mind when buying a crashpad?</strong></p> <p>Bouldering consists of climbing through short yet very intense and difficult passages up to 10m high, although an average boulder is probably 4-5m high. The athlete has no harness or rope to keep him/her safe should the hand slip off the hold. To ensure safe landing on the ground, crashpads are needed. Climbers place them directly under the boulder problem and on spots they think they might land on depending on the swing, angle of rock and obstacles in the terrain. So, crashpads are the main tool to keep the risk of injury as low as possible when bouldering which is why there is such a big range of products available. </p> <p></p> <p><img src="https://caspersclimbingshop.com/img/cms/snap_crash-pads_hip_bleu_action-1_2000x.jpeg" alt="" width="235" height="235" /></p> <p>Crashpads are available in several designs and sizes, some are foldable for example, others rollable each having their advantage and disadvantage but generally facilitate transport from one bouldering sport to the next. This brings us to the next feature, the backpack-straps. Almost every crashpad comes equipped with them, for others you might need to look into purchasing them separately. They are essential because depending on where you are bouldering, the different rocks can be quiet far apart from each other, and to minimize the back load these straps are a huge energy saver. Furthermore, the degree of hardness between pads can vary, softer is generally better for boulders up to 4m high and the harder ones provide a better shock distribution when falling on them from a more significant height. </p> <table width="873" style="height:381px;"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img src="https://caspersclimbingshop.com/img/cms/326398.jpeg" alt="" width="245" height="369" /></td> <td><img src="https://caspersclimbingshop.com/img/cms/moon-climbing-warrior-crashpad-detail-2.jpeg" alt="" width="290" height="290" /></td> <td><img src="https://caspersclimbingshop.com/img/cms/gylrq23kkb-02471-Paddy-incubator-packed.jpg" alt="" width="324" height="324" /></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p></p> <p>Generally all pads are manufactured in a similar way and consist of two or three layers of foam, sometimes wrapped in plastic to make it waterproof. The top layer is typically a bit harder to prevent the athlete from twisting his ankle upon impact. The lower layers are a bit softer to cushion the fall as much as possible.  </p> <p></p> <p><img src="https://caspersclimbingshop.com/img/cms/FKNJC6AI6QCZO9R.jpeg" alt="" width="247" height="185" /></p> <p>The choices are endless and difficult today so contact our <a href="/contact-us">Customer Service</a> or <a href="mailto:info@caspersclimbingshop.com">send us a mail</a> to help you choose the right product for your needs. </p> <p></p> <p>Shop online.........more time to climb.</p> <p></p> <p>Casper's Supports Your Summit</p>
  • Boulder Chalkbags
    <h1><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>CHALKBAGS</strong></span></h1> <p>Chalkbags, whether for bouldering or sport climbing, are a climbers best friend. Every climber has encountered the problem of moist and sweaty hands causing him/her to slip of a hold. That is why climbers fill up their bags with magnesium carbonate, aka chalk, to be able to quickly dry off that layer of moisture and assure safe grip on the next few moves. The difference between a climbers chalkbag and a boulderer's chalkbag is that the climber fixes his/her chalkbag around the waist in order to be able to chalk all the way along the route. A boulderer on the other hand does not need to carry the chalk bag into the problem, since they are generally climbing very short intense problems, and have a bigger chalkbag that can just stand on the ground by itself. </p> <p><img src="https://caspersclimbingshop.com/img/cms/moon-climbing-bouldering-chalk-bag-bf.jpeg" alt="" width="213" height="213" /><img src="https://caspersclimbingshop.com/img/cms/59N_300300.jpeg" alt="" width="159" height="159" /></p> <p>A climbers chalkbag should be light, small and handy to use. Easy and quick access is a must, hence the opening needs to be wide enough and is often reinforced to facilitate chalking. Furthermore, which is also necessary for a boulder chalkbag, the outside material of chalkbags should be water repellent and the closure system water proof, because the worst thing that can happen is for moisture to get into your chalkbag, it ruins your chalk and the whole purpose of drying your hands is lost. </p> <p><img src="https://caspersclimbingshop.com/img/cms/boulderbagiijade.jpeg" alt="" width="207" height="207" /><img src="https://caspersclimbingshop.com/img/cms/bigchalkbags21g.jpeg" alt="" width="250" height="250" /></p> <p>Finally, the design of both boulder an climber chalkbags offers a huge variety of choice. Most chaklbags come with brush holders, some come with a zipper to hold on to valuables or whatnots. The final choice one has to make when purchasing a chalkbag is a personal one, there are so many prints, patterns and colours available that the choice seems endless.</p> <p><img src="https://caspersclimbingshop.com/img/cms/bigchalkbags21a.jpeg" alt="" width="227" height="227" /><img src="https://caspersclimbingshop.com/img/cms/louie.jpeg" alt="" width="203" height="203" /><img src="https://caspersclimbingshop.com/img/cms/magicboulderchalkbag.jpeg" alt="" width="193" height="193" /></p>
  • Brushes
    <p><strong>Boulder Brush</strong></p> <p>It is very important to always have at least one brush with you, ideally a couple of them in different sizes and stiffness, to first of all clean the holds before you give it your try and also very important, especially outdoors in nature, ALWAYS brush the holds when done climbing/bouldering to preserve the rock and keep nature clean.</p> <p></p> <p><img src="https://www.caspersclimbingshop.com/img/cms/Faza-Brush-Confession.png" alt="" width="275" height="199" /></p> <p>The choices are endless and difficult today so contact our Customer Service or send us a mail to help you choose the right product for your needs. </p> <p></p> <p></p> <p></p> <p>Shop online.........more time to climb.</p> <p></p> <p></p> <p></p> <p>Casper's Supports Your Summit</p>
  • Tape
    <p>Tape is advantageous when you notice that your skin on the tips of your fingers gets super thin, when feeling some kind of discomfort inside the fingers or when trying to jam your hand in a crack. Tape comes in different sizes and colours but is generally all the same, find a brand that you like and stick to it. </p> <p><img src="https://www.caspersclimbingshop.com/img/cms/4b396c91-282f-4cd5-bc6b-6b366995dfa2.jpeg" alt="" width="299" height="262" /></p> <p>The choices are endless and difficult today so contact our <a href="/contact-us">Customer Service</a> or <a href="mailto:info@caspersclimbingshop.com">send us a mail</a> to help you choose the right product for your needs. </p> <p></p> <p>Shop online.........more time to climb.</p> <p></p> <p>Casper's Supports Your Summit</p>
  • Bouldering Accessories
    <p><strong>What else is required for a successful boulder session either on the rock or indoors?</strong></p> <p>Additionally to the main equipment such as shoes, crashpad and chalk a boulderer needs one or two more things if he/she wants to get the most out of a session. These are, brushes and tape. These 2 little but very important things can make the difference between flashing a boulder problem and needing a few extra tries, between sending your project, or getting stuck thinking your not strong enough yet.</p> <p>So it is very important to always have at least one brush with you, ideally a couple of them in different sizes and stiffness, to first of all clean the holds before you give it your try and also very important, especially outdoors in nature, ALWAYS brush the holds when done climbing/bouldering to preserve the rock and keep nature clean.</p> <p><img src="https://caspersclimbingshop.com/img/cms/climbing-brush-bundle_300x.jpeg" alt="" width="259" height="259" /></p> <p></p> <p>Tape is advantageous when you notice that your skin on the tips of your fingers gets super thin, when feeling some kind of discomfort inside the fingers or when trying to jam your hand in a crack. Tape comes in different sizes and colours but is generally all the same, find a brand that you like and stick to it. </p> <p><img src="https://caspersclimbingshop.com/img/cms/4b396c91-282f-4cd5-bc6b-6b366995dfa2.jpeg" alt="" width="265" height="232" /></p> <p>The choices are endless and difficult today so contact our <a href="/contact-us">Customer Service</a> or <a href="mailto:info@caspersclimbingshop.com">send us a mail</a> to help you choose the right product for your needs. </p> <p></p> <p>Shop online.........more time to climb.</p> <p></p> <p>Casper's Supports Your Summit</p>