Bloc, bulder and boulder climbing
Consists of climbing boulders or small walls that can be performed without the need for conventional protection climbing material (harness, rope, wall protection systems, etc).
The blocks that exceed ten meters are called Tsunami.
Usually uses a portable mattress crash pad "and attentive expertise of peers, gatekeepers, so that the possible fall of no consequence.
The rock has "problems" to solve, both uphill and crossing (horizontal).
In this type of premium climbing extreme hardship or spectacular condensed into a small space rock.
Climbing in this mode is known in slang as "Psicoblock. " There is a derivation of this type of climbing called "soloing", which consists of climbing high-rise blocks to fall directly into the sea, generally, whose only protection is the water itself.
Bloque en Fountainebleu (Francia) Escalando en los
Jameos de Lanzarote
Foto: Conchi Toledano Foto: Conchi Toledano
In Spain, areas such as
Albarracin, Navalameca or El Escorial is the principal of this kind of
climbing . Cabo de la Nao or Mallorca is a paradise Psicobloc
One of the advantages of this type is scarce and inexpensive the material used.
Climbing shoes, chalk bag and mat "Crash Pad. " Just as a good companion to protect the most delicate steps.
Psicobloc en el Cabo de la Nao (Alicante)
Foto: Alejandro Pérez