The Bouldering series provides instruction for indoor and outdoor bouldering. Let’s crush!

Bouldering is one of the purest climbing experiences. It is also a starting point. No ropes. No waiting for belay. Just climbing shoes, climbing chalk, and a crash pad. The focus is on movement and physicality.

This Bouldering video series should be used in conjunction with our Climbing Movement series. Subtle improvements in technique and biomechanics help us steadily graduate through the bouldering grades. A healthy dose of common sense helps us improve safety, and outdoor ethics help us “Leave No Trace”. The goal is to have fun, incrementally improve, and enjoy climbing for a lifetime.

Let’s get started! Our Bouldering video series is below. Be careful, and have fun!

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Please remember, climbing is inherently dangerous. Climb at your own risk.


Bouldering: 1. Crash Pads

  1. Crash Pads Crash Pads are an important tool, and useful in risk assessment. A few factors to consider when using crash pads: 1. Which landing areas...

Bouldering: 2. Leveling Pads

  Bouldering: 2. Leveling Pads Let us take a closer look at leveling pads while bouldering. We touched on this in a previous video, but we wish...

Bouldering: 3. Pad Placement and Spotting

  Bouldering: 3. Pad Placement and Spotting Pop Quiz: How many pad placement and spotting errors can you count, towards the end of this video? We have...

Bouldering: 4. Risk Assessment

  4. Risk Assessment Bouldering, while not as high in the air as other types of climbing, is no less dangerous. Most common outdoor climbing injuries stem...

Bouldering: 5. Brushing Holds

  5. Brushing Holds Whether climbing outdoors or indoors, brushing excessive chalk off the holds is typically a smart idea. The more chalk on a hold,...

Bouldering: 6. High Balls

  6. High Balls A “high ball” refers to boulder problems generally above 15 or 16 feet, or with a top-out approximately 5 meters high (or...

Bouldering: 7. The Importance of Warming Up

  Bouldering: 7. The Importance of Warming Up Like in most sports, warming up is crucial to bouldering success and injury prevention. Below are a few...

Bouldering: 8. The Importance of Sanding your Fingers

  8. The Importance of Sanding your Fingers Some climbers believe that sanding your fingers is important when climbing sharp or rough rock surfaces (i.e. granite,...

Bouldering: 9. Taping to Prevent Injury

  9. Taping to Prevent Injury In this video we review taping to compensate for climbing injury, or to prevent climbing injuries. First, it’s important to consider...
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Bouldering: 10. Resting Between Attempts

  Bouldering: 10. Resting Between Attempts Boulder problems are relatively short, but they are intense, with powerful moves. They require a lot of energy per attempt. Resting...

Bouldering: 11. The Gunsmoke Traverse

  11. The Gunsmoke Traverse This video features CTT athlete Steph Gibson bouldering an ultra classic V3 route called The Gunsmoke Traverse in California’s Joshua Tree...


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