Bouldering Hall Gravity Research Umeda, Osaka Japan

Gravity Research Umeda

Gravity Research’s Umeda branch for bouldering has one big advantage going for it. Located at the central axis of Osaka’s main transport hub, it’s very easy to reach and offers itself as an ideal after work climbing location. But how does the actual bouldering and facility itself hold up?

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Bouldering Hall BOSSA Climbing, Kobe Japan

BOSSA Climbing, Kobe

Two bouldering halls grace the West side of Kobe city situated in the Nagata Ward: BOSSA Climbing and WAGOMU Climbing. Featuring a varied wall, campus board section, dedicated Moon Board and TRX and pull up equipment, BOSSA climbing offers up one of the best training facilities in the area, outside of making the trek to one of Osaka’s premier climbing gyms.

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Bouldering Hall Rock Garden, Kobe Japan

Rock Garden Kobe

Kobe Harborland is a main draw for many tourists passing through the city. It offers some magnificent views of the Kobe skyline, large shopping malls and a number of amusement opportunities. Tucked away just behind the Kobe Tower is a small bouldering gym called Rock Garden, worth a visit if you’re in need of some exercise as you’re passing through or if you happen to live in Kobe area and are looking to work on those climbing skills.

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Bouldering Hall Gravity Research, Kobe Japan

Gravity Research Kobe

Situated in the Kansai region of Japan, Kobe city doesn’t have nearly as many bouldering halls as its bigger neighbor Osaka. Until recently, there were 4 gyms: Two run by Gravity Research, Rock Garden, and the climbing only Mint Kobe. Gravity Research Kobe unfortunately closed down its bigger, more spacious Annex leaving only the bouldering / climbing hall built into its outdoor shop.

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Bouldering Hall B-Pump Akihabara, Tokyo Japan

B-Pump Akihabara Tokyo

Visitors to Tokyo have an abundance of choice when it comes to picking bouldering and climbing gyms to train in. New gyms have starting popping up all over this sprawling city, which is great news for anyone visiting or working in the city. One of the most famous names belongs to B-Pump Akihabara, located near electric city Akihabara. Seeing as I didn’t already have enough gym membership cards in the city, I thought I’d pop in to see what all the fuss is about.

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Mammut Crag Indicator Express Review

Mammut Crag Indicator Express

With Mammut recently issuing their new 2018 equipment revisions, you can pick up some of the older models on deal from quite a few shops. One of these items is the Crag Indicator Quickdraw (Green) which can be found for as low as EUR 45 for a set of 5 on Amazon. Are these worth picking up?

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Climbing in Sector Kamasutra (Plagne), Bern Switzerland

Climbing Plagne Kamasutra

Love it or hate it Plagne in the canton of Bern is one of the most convenient climbing walls in the Region. With easy access and an unbelievable amount of routes, both sport and multi-pitch, it is an easy fall-back destination but comes with the drawback of being close to a major stone quarry (read noise), a unique technical climbing style and some questionable rock quality. I recently visited the sector Kamasutra and was positively impressed with what I found.

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