Top 5 Things NOT To Do In A Climbing Centre

Professional climber Robbie Phillips talks us through the fundamentals of indoor climbing

Feature type Video

Read time 2 mins

Published Mar 15, 2023

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Heading to the wall this week? We’ve teamed up with professional climber Robbie Phillips for a five-minute round-up of climbing centre etiquette in this latest instalment on our YouTube channel.

Indoor climbing has seen a surge in popularity in recent years. It’s undeniably a fantastic way to get your body moving, stay fit and build strength, not to mention the numerous mental health benefits too. We get it though, the wall can be a daunting place with a lot to remember, and all whilst doing your best to defy gravity. So, what are the five fundamentals of indoor climbing? From staying safe to beta-spraying, housekeeping and communication, we’ve got you covered.

A climber of 15 years (and our issue 09 cover star), Robbie knows a thing or two about what NOT to do, and talks us through a handful of things to remember when the bouldering wall is calling. You can watch the video below, and head over to the BASE YouTube channel and hit subscribe for more tips and tricks from our team of outdoor and adventure experts.

In case you haven’t quite got your climbing fix for the day, check out Atlantic Rock by Will Birkett. Originally featured in issue 09 of BASE Magazine and co-starring none other than Robbie himself!

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