Bouldering Must Know Knowledge

Abidul Ramadan
3 min readSep 28, 2020

This article will explain all the essential you should know if you’re interested in bouldering.

It’s going to be as visual as possible

1 picture is worth 1000 words

I’ve categorized the information into categories. Here it goes:

Levels Of Difficulties

Bouldering has many systems for ranking difficulties of bouldering which is important to know where you at when bouldering.

2 of the most famous systems are:

1–9 numeric version

This is the french system.
It’s ranged from 1–9 each contains A, B, C
each letter can contain A+, A- which is less and more.

ex. C is harder than A so 1A is easier than 1C

V1–17 system

Its from from V1 to V17

To know more about other ranking systems check this video out.

All Holds types:

And Volumes:
The surface that is coming out of the wall and which can be used as a wall (not a level specific)

Climbing styles:




Abidul Ramadan

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