“Boulder Campusing” Power Endurance Training for Climbers

Boulder campusing is a popular indoor training exercise among advanced climbers—it’s also a heck of a lot of fun if you’re strong enough to do it right!

The goal is to ascend a section of overhanging wall by simply climbing hand-over-hand with no aid from the feet. This exercise is similar to campus board laddering, and the same injury warnings apply: Campusing with straight-arm “catches”, shrugged shoulders, and a caved-in chest will get you injured, sooner than later.