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You have one principle risk of injury as a spotter, and that is from a climber falling on top of you or hitting you. As a spotter, your job is simply to direct falls to the crash pad. You are not there to actually catch the person, you are not there to be a crashpad, you are there to ensure that the pad stays under the climber, and that the climber lands ...


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This is not a complete list per se. If bouldering outdoors, particularly with an overhang, wear a helmet. This isn't to protect you from a fall, it's to protect your head for if rocks get knocked down onto you. When spotting, maintain an athletic stance. If you just stand normally, you won't be able to absorb impact from a fall as well. "Spoons, not ...



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