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Jul 21, 2012
I've been bouldering for a little while now, but has been limited to indoor bouldering and I have been wanting to try the outdoors. What do I need to know that will be different? paul cadle
Joined Jun 29, 2012
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Jul 21, 2012
Rock Climbing Photo: Belay
Footholds will range from small to non-existent. You can expect to struggle with the fact that you won't be able to push as hard with your legs as you can in the gym.

Focus on your footwork before anything else and you'll do fine.
Peter Franzen
From Phoenix, AZ
Joined Jan 1, 2001
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Jul 21, 2012
Rock Climbing Photo: Back for Redemption
Starting to climb outside can be a little frustrating when you are use to climbing inside mainly because it is a lot harder for you to find hold and understand the beta. When you start climbing outside just focus on having fun and realize that you can pretty much just use anything on the face, you are no longer limited using the hold that has a certain color tape on it. Also it's nice to go with someone who knows the area a little as they will get you on routs that are known to be good and fun and will save you some time of looking for them, unless thats what you like. Also they will probably have crash pads!! Jak P
Joined Apr 4, 2010
328 points
Jul 21, 2012
Rock Climbing Photo: Black Boulder Problem, sent after a generous skin ...
you have to put the tape on yourself beforehand. AdamB
From Chattanooga, TN
Joined Jul 17, 2008
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Jul 21, 2012
Rock Climbing Photo: Bocan
Honestly indoor climbing is very unlike outdoor. Sure you stay strong and get your moves down, but that's where it kinda ends. Scott McMahon
From Boulder, CO
Joined Feb 15, 2006
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Jul 21, 2012
Spotting is more important because even with pads, landings can be bad - don't get impaled or broken. dannl
Joined Apr 12, 2010
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Jul 21, 2012
Rock Climbing Photo: Ringo at Riverside Boulder.
Just say no to tic marks. Might as well be following tape indoors.
Work on memory instead of stooping to tic marks.
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Jul 21, 2012
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