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Most common outdoor climbing injuries stem from boulder falls. Give extra consideration to your surroundings when bouldering.
Below are a few things to consider when assessing the risks of each boulder problem:
1. Clear the landing zone if possible. Be on the lookout for rocks, plants, tree roots, people, dogs, water bottles, etc.
2. Is a “Crash Pad” available? Is it needed? Is a single pad enough?
3. Is there anyone available to “Spot” you?
4. Depending on the climbing destination, be aware of varying degrees of climbing grades. Example: a V3 at your local crag may differ from what another location considers a V3.
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