rope climbing vs. bouldering?


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Neena Smelman · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Feb 2017 · Points: 0

just trying to get some insight on these 2 different camps

J.Kruse · · Las Cruces, NM · Joined Jul 2011 · Points: 90

hmmm, great question. i will have to do some research, maybe people with more experience can weigh in and get a dialog going on this deep topic.

Jake wander · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Aug 2014 · Points: 5

it basically boils down to beanie or no beanie. which will you chose?

T Roper · · DC,VA,NM,UT,CT,MA · Joined Mar 2006 · Points: 730
bruno-cx wrote:http://lmgtfy.com/?t=i&q=shirtless+beanie
lmao
Super Fluke · · Earth · Joined Mar 2015 · Points: 161

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rope_climbing

BBQ · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Apr 2009 · Points: 11,198

I prefer climbing routes with a rope. However, bouldering is great exercise and helps develop certain types of strength and skills that you might not come across if the only thing you do is tie in.

TroyWoodard · · Voorheesville,Ny · Joined May 2014 · Points: 0

If you look good without a shirt on
Most definitely you have to Boulder
And don't forget your beanie
Seriously though both are good. Bouldering to get
Power and rope up to gain endurance
IMHO

Jer Om · · San Diego, CA · Joined Oct 2016 · Points: 59
TroyWoodard wrote:If you look good without a shirt on Most definitely you have to Boulder And don't forget your beanie Seriously though both are good. Bouldering to get Power and rope up to gain endurance IMHO
Makes sense. Unless you have someone climbing and taking photos of you, how are people supposed to see your great bod high on the big wall?
a.blair · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jul 2016 · Points: 15

Bouldering is usually easier to get into at first because you don't need as much gear and generally cheaper. Both are great.

D B · · Denver · Joined Apr 2011 · Points: 205

Roped climbing is for chumps. Bouldering is also for chumps.

Guy Keesee · · Moorpark, CA · Joined Mar 2008 · Points: 105

Hitting the ground hurts.

and i have found the older one gets the less you can take hitting the ground. Some of us fifty/sixty somethings can still shred on the climbs, but not so much on the big problems.

Look at John Sherman... second, third hip replacement??? Fake knees??

but no hard n fast rules....

but both camps do camp out.

got tan line??

Super Fluke · · Earth · Joined Mar 2015 · Points: 161

Rope Camp?


Bouldering Camp?
Big Pro · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Feb 2017 · Points: 0

Always great to see good, clean fun. Remember to donate to the access fund to preserve access for both bouldering and sport climbing.

Khoi · · Vancouver, BC · Joined Oct 2009 · Points: 0

Do you like to climb higher than a few metres off the ground?
Yes: roped climbing
No: bouldering

How do you prefer your falls to end?
Caught by a rope thanks to my belayer: roped climbing
Ground fall onto a crash pad: bouldering

Are you hard up for $ to buy gear?
Yes: bouldering
No: roped climbing

Do you suck so much at manipulating objects with your hands that putting on a harness properly and learning how to belay someone would be a big challenge?
Yes: bouldering
No: roped climbing

Brian · · North Kingstown, RI · Joined Sep 2001 · Points: 465

Bouldering requires a lot more support than just a belayer. You have to have a posse sitting on mattresses to yell encouragement, a couple of people to catch you should you fall, and a videographer to capture your awesomeness.

Daniel T · · Riverside, Ca · Joined Mar 2015 · Points: 15

If you aint flyin you aint tryin!!

Roped climbing may result in a ground fall. Bouldering will always result in a ground fall. How much do you hate your legs?

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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