campus (feet-off bouldering)




  • Light
  • Moderate

Muscles Involved

  • Biceps
  • Triceps
  • Chest
  • Abs
  • Shoulders
  • Fingers


  • Climbing wall

Remark or addition


  • Feet-off bouldering is at least as effective for gaining strength since it’s varied and might be slightly less bad for your technique than campussing, on top of that it  forces familiarity with dynamic motion between holds.
  • Choose a mild to strongly overhanging section in the gym and pick a boulder problem that you normally warm up on and try to climb it without using your feet.Gradually build up the difficulty over an hour and  make sure you can always do at least 4 moves on the problem.
  • No foot contests are great fun!

Points of attention

  • The idea is to move dynamically, but controlled.
  • Try to avoid matching hands on the holds.
  • Start easy. It doesn’t matter if it is a single move to a hold 20 cm above. Progress from here.

Progression Ladder

  • Increase distance and decrease the size of the holds as you become stronger.