I’ve found you can ‘boulder’ just about anything. Since the start-up cost of bouldering is a lot less than actual rock climbing (no need for those rope things) this seems to be the most popular among beginners. On top of being a cheap way to test your interest, it’s the best for building up the correct muscles in your body. We’ll go through the bare necessities of what a beginner needs to test their interest to gadgets the advanced climber can’t do without.
Dump days are where it’s at. East coast riders you have no idea what I’m talking about. It takes far more than 3″ to be considered pow pow. Being from the east coast, I can attest to it’s marvel of ice and my twice over broken wrist. Could have made better use of a pair of ice skates down the mountain on most days (that is when the grass wasn’t poking through). In this series, we’ll post from what it takes to give snowboarding a trial run to helmet cams and other gizmos for making your friends truly jealous of your epic adventure. Because what’s the point if you can’t prove it was done.