I really enjoy climbing outdoors in Val-David, Quebec. Most of the videos here were shot at Val-David.
Let’s start with the beginner level!
If you want to start to climb outdoors, you should first learn to position your body and trust your feet. Then, I suggest you try the problems in my video below “Beginner Bouldering at Val David, Quebec, Hans Montenegro, V0-V8“. You can see different boulders from V0 to V8. These are perfect to improve your level!
A good classic is “Jump-Start V3”
If you want to learn to trust your feet you should try “Dalle V4”
Finally, another classic problem that you can do is “no mosquitoes v4/5”
If you already did these problems, I recommend you to go to intermediate level.
Intermediate level… Congrats on making it here!
At intermediate level you must develop power endurance. Then, you have to do long problems and strong problems. I suggest you try the following:
Trop Malade (V9)
La roulade dans l’orque (V9)
If you feel good with these problems you should try an advanced difficulty.
The difficulty of advanced routes depend on the morphological factors of each climber. A advanced route may seem easier for some climbers and harder for others. At this point and at this level of difficulty, all climbers are good climbers– But this does not really matter. What is really important is if you want to improve your climbing level, you should focus your effort on your weaknesses (mental, physical and technical).
I suggest these problems:
Slapping the belly of a whale (V10)
La mort aux dents (V10)
Crazy Belly (V12)
The last element that can help improve your climbing level is COMPETITIONS…I’ll see you there …!