Covid-19 future: More outdoor bouldering gyms and parks

EDITORIAL

Thursday, 21 January

Last summer, many local crags and bouldering areas saw a record number of climbers. This local crag boom will probably continue this summer, and should also affect gyms next winter when it is too cold to climb outdoors.

At the same time, some climbers will probably be hesitant to go indoors for a couple of years due to Covid-19. This creates possibilities for gyms to build outdoor bouldering walls next to their facilities. As a matter of a fact, some gyms, especially in the Netherlands, have had such facilities for more than a decade. There are also gyms that already have integrated indoor/outdoor bouldering and climbing walls. (c) Vertikale in Brixen

Furthermore, kids' climbing walls have been part of playgrounds all over the world for many years. In other words, what is written in this article's headline is nothing new but a great possibility for all gyms and municipalities to continue developing outdoor climbing.

In the longer run, there are possibilities to further develop beginners' and kids' bouldering on the blocks outdoors. The children climbing courses are often fully booked, and until new outdoor bouldering walls are ready, courses could take place outdoors this spring in order to activate the kids.

3  C O M M E N T S:
Sort by: Date D Reply A

RELATED NEWS

NUMBERS

Tuesday, 19 January

Add crags to the database

We can now manually add new crags to the data base. Just make a comment and the data base will be improved and you can automatically create Tick Lists and add crag info etc.

NUMBERS

Monday, 12 October

Systematic Devaluing ethics

Debate/Jens: In trad climbing you are not allowed to have the gear or quickdraws in place and it was also like this in the beginning of the sport climbing era. Some ten years ago, you still had to place the draws if you were going to claim an onsight. The devaluation of ethics have continued and now…

EDITORIAL

Wednesday, 18 May

No correlation between semi and final results for Top-4 in Boulder WCs

During the Bouldering World Championship in 2007, Daniel Dulac won the semifinal by flashing all four problems but in the final he did not do a single Boulder even if each of the other five finalists did three problems on average. Daniel said that it was extremely frustrating to hear the spectators …