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A woman on a bouldering wall being instructed in the art of flagging, a climbing technique
How to start climbing

It may seem very straightforward to some people, but knowing how to start climbing is not simple if you don’t know anyone who climbs**.  Firstly there are different types of climbing, both indoor and outdoors.  Decide which you want to try and that will help you decide the best way to get started.

Here are six ways you can start rock climbing:

How to improve at bouldering – Ten ways to get better

Following on from the last blog post here are some practical things you can do right now to improve your skills for bouldering:

Learning bouldering1) Watch

Watch someone who looks like they boulder well. If you watch, you can probably learn something. Look at their hands, how they hold the holds, where and how they place their feet, what are they doing with their weight, their knees, are their feet always on the holds?