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 things to consider when warming up for bouldering:

1. Be sure to spend a good 10 minutes stretching your tendons and muscles in your legs, back, and forearms. For more on this, see our videos on “Yoga & Stretching” for climbing.

2. Have fun with the warm-up process. Start out climbing a few easier routes. Don’t jump straight into your difficult project!

3. Take rests in between attempts.

We hope you found this video helpful. Feel free to comment below with questions or thoughts!


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