/ Bouldering safety

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Urban boulderer on 27 Feb 2013 - cpc9-nott17-2-0-cust109.12-2.cable.virginmedia.com
A simple query, but why dont boulders wear helmets. A lot of overhanging routes and a lot of falling off.

My buddy marco gashed his head open when he fell recently. Surely it makes sense.
Guy Atkinson - on 27 Feb 2013
In reply to Urban boulderer:
That's what beanies are for innit? Oh and spotters help too.
lowersharpnose - on 27 Feb 2013
In reply to Urban boulderer:

I have never seen a boulder wearing a helmet.

BoulderyDave - on 27 Feb 2013
In reply to Urban boulderer: because it is too dangerous for spotters
as646 on 27 Feb 2013
In reply to Urban boulderer: Bouldering is all about minimalism. It's one of the purest forms of climbing; no ropes, no protection, no helmets. Just you, a pair of shoes, and the rock. And a bucket of chalk, a back-up bucket of chalk, a couple of brushes, and a small mountain of mats beneath you.

Besides, I can't fit my helmet on top of my beanie.
DJ7A - on 27 Feb 2013
In reply to Urban boulderer: Personal preference. I have seen a boulderer with a helmet once but they were behaving in such a way that made them more of a liability. I boulder, trad and sport climb and pretty much never wear a helmet...
goose299 - on 27 Feb 2013
In reply to Daniel James:
Aren't you hard
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Baron Weasel - on 27 Feb 2013
In reply to Urban boulderer: Helmets are mainly designed for impact from above caused by falling stuff. Some helmets will protect against impact from the sides, but not all. Have a look at a Petzl Ecrin Roc and you will see what I mean.

Good video on here a while back http://www.ukclimbing.com/videos/play.php?i=1126

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