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Bouldering Beginner

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Zach Fenton · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Sep 2016 · Points: 0

Greetings all,
I've been looking to get into bouldering as a cheap activity and was wondering if there's any good resources for a beginner. As well if anyone knows of any great spots in the Barrie, ON area? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank You

Firestone · · California · Joined Nov 2015 · Points: 449

GREAT! Bouldering is tons of fun. Buy yourself some climbing shoes and a chalk bag and start doing some research here on MP. Here's a link to your local area. Also, check out the Route Guide tab on MP for other climbs nearby.

Some boulders can be safely climbed without a crash pad or a spotter but a spotter makes life a whole lot better. And if you can afford a crash pad they are the bees knees for bouldering!

amarius · · Nowhere, OK · Joined Feb 2012 · Points: 20
Zach Fenton · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Sep 2016 · Points: 0

Awesome, thank you very much I'm going to check out those resources right now

Clint White aka Faulted Geologist · · Lawrence, KS · Joined Jan 2015 · Points: 158

Harnesses are unfashionable. ;-)

Get a pad and go hiking. Boulderers are usually really friendly, especially if u add ur pad to the pile and help spot. Really tribal sport. Grab local guide books from your retailer or climbing gym. Bring post climb beers. Done!

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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