All posts by John

Advocate, Director Rancocas Pathways

Bouldering Moves-Edges

Folks have been asking about bouldering techniques (like kayaking bouldering has its own moves).


Climbing comes down to linking keeping 3 points of contact w the wall. 2 hands and a foot, 2 feet and a hand. You want to move peacefully and w/o brute force in an upward motion. Climbing is a puzzle always changing (like paddling tidewaters) so beautiful, interesting and addictive.
Foothold placements requires precision. If you just slap your shoes onto holds you’ll never hit the sweet spot and your feet will forever be slipping and slopping. It’s best to practice on easy routes, but always strive for precise and coordinated foot placements.

Climbing at the Old 1841 Mill

May as well climb de walls up at de ole 1841 mill. Upper section holds are “sparse”. Entering de layback… Up along NJ’s Rancocas Creek Water Trail. Creek mile 15. Great way to wait for tides to be favorable for kayaking. Free access to members of Access Fund, AMGA, Old Timers Association.