BMC Issue Campus Board Adviceby Jack Geldard - Editor - UKC Apr/2011
This news story has been read 10,139 times
The simple campus board, a steep wooden board with horizontal rungs, has long been thought of as a fast track to climbing hard, but the training is so intense that it can easily result in injury.
The BMC have now issued some simple guidelines to help with injury prevention, and make several recommendations aimed at younger climbers.
In a news report on the BMC website Nick Colton states:
"The foremost expert in climbing related injuries in the world, Volker Schoffl from Germany, has taken part in the discussion that has led to the BMC issuing this guidance. He has, additionally, now taken this guidance to the UIAA Medical Commission and they have approved it."
The Campus board was developed by the legendary German climber Wolfgang Güllich in 1988 while he was training for his now famous route Action Directe in the Frankenjura. Training on the board usually involves footless dynamic moves between small wooden rungs.
Ned Feehally has made an impressive repeat of 8B+ in Fontainebleau, France. Originally graded 8C by Dave Graham who made... Read more
Ashima Shiraishi, 14, has made the first female ascent of Fred Nicole's razor crimp fiesta Terre de Sienne, ~8B/+, at Hueco... Read more
Tonight's Friday Night video from Duct Tape then Beer follows on nicely from our interview with Ivor McCourt and his... Read more
The annual British Lead and Speed Championships and the final round of the BMC/MCofS Junior Lead Cup and the IFSC... Read more
This week's Friday Night Video from BMC TV includes some gritstone action from Black Rocks, a crag that was once known as... Read more