Mountain climbing offers a different type of workout that works different muscle groups than traditional workouts. The primary muscle used when climbing is the latissimus dorsi which is the muscle that is located on the side of the climbers back. The muscle is used when arms are pulled inward and can be strengthened with workouts like lat pulls, single arm bent over rows and close grip chin ups. A climber can greatly improve their climbing abilities and timing if this muscle is regularly exercised and strengthen. Other areas that should be considered when looking to improve your climbing abilities are biceps, forearms, and Gastrocnemius (calves). Gym exercises that will help strengthen these areas are bicep curls, dumbbell wrist flexion, reverse curl, farmer walks, double calf raises, jumping jacks and seal jumps. By strengthening these areas a climber can both improve their climbs as well as their experience when climbing to get the maximum in all aspects of their activity. Another areas that should be seriously considered when climbing is the equipment used when climbing. A good chalk will help maximize grip and help avoid slippage due to sweat. Another item that should be looked into is a proper climbing shoe. Climbing shoes help the climber grip properly onto the side of a wall especially when faced with more slippery surfaces like smoother rocks or interior climbing walls. The grip of the shoe helps add traction in order to propel the climber up the wall with more ease. The extremely curved arch also assists climbers with better accuracy when climbing in order to allow the climber to place the foot in the right spot in order to gain proper support when moving up the wall. This is especially important with climbing as usually the surfaces being used for support are much smaller than typically surfaces and therefore require better accuracy.
This article focuses on the Scarpa Boostic climbing shoe. Scarpa is a popular brand for climbing shoes and hiking boots. They are well known for being both reliable and great for both beginners and experts. We looked at reviews online to get a better idea of what purchasers thought of this product both from a beginners perspective, as well as experts. We also looked at the construction of the shoe in order to determine how well the shoe was designed, how reliable it is and to get an idea of the shoe’s durability. Finally, we looked at the materials used for this shoe in order to determine the shoes reliability and fit. This is our review on the Scarpa Boostic climbing shoe. We hope that this product review assists you with your next climbing shoe purchase.
- This product is regularly reviewed as being quite natural feeling
- This product is also regularly reviewed as being quite precise
- Others found that this product fit snug to the foot
- Some found that this product offers good edging
- Some found this product to be a little uncomfortable
- Some found this product to be a little expensive for what it is