Rock Climbing is a useful skill that could save your life in the great outdoors. But in the Survival Fitness Plan we like to focus on one specific type of climbing… bouldering. Learn why in this article.
Climbing rocks is a useful skill that can save your life in the wild.
However, in the Survival Fitness Plan, we want to focus on one type of climbing in particular.
And in this article, you will learn why.
Bouldering is highly practical for the Survival Fitness Plan.
When you are running away from someone you will not have any equipment or the time to use it even if you did.
So if you come across something you need to climb over, you will have to use bouldering skills to do it.
Another reason to boulder is that it is more accessible in the sense that you can do it on any climbing surface without the need for equipment.
If you know how to boulder and have the basic skills and safety knowledge, you can probably do it anywhere in the world as long as you get out there.
And since it is low to the ground, it is also safer.
If you want extra safety while practicing outdoors, you can get a crash pad.
Lastly, bouldering, like all types of climbing, is an excellent full-body workout.
We use flight subjects as a way to get fit in the Survival Fitness Plan.
Climbing may not raise your heart rate as much as parkour, swimming, or self-defense, but it does tone your entire body.
So, to recap…
The three reasons why you should boulder are:
But this doesn't limit you from doing other types of climbing. If you prefer something else, then do what you enjoy, because doing something is better than doing nothing.
If you want to learn more about the basic techniques of bouldering and emergency roping, check out this training manual: https://www.survivalfitnessplan.com/emergency-roping-bouldering.
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Sam Fury is the creator and owner of the Survival Fitness Plan.
He has had a passion for martial arts and outdoor pursuits since he was a young boy growing up in Australia.
As a young adult he joined the military and studied outdoor leadership in college. After that, to further his skills, Sam started traveling to learn from the best in the world in various fields related to the Survival Fitness Plan including various martial arts in China, SE Asia and Brazil, Parkour in Singapore, Surf Life Saving in Australia, and others.
These days, he still enjoys learning new things, traveling and sharing what he has learned via the Survival Fitness Plan.
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