Climbing Holiday Gift Guide: Send Climbing 4X6 Skinny Pad

Protects where larger pads don't.
By James Lucas ,

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The Send Climbing 4X6 Skinny Pad.

Michaela Kiersch crossed her left hand, eyeballing the crimp for her right. She launched but fell short with her body turned sideways, falling on her lower back between the pads from 12 feet up Barefoot on Sacred Ground in Hueco Tanks. Hitting the creases is a fear for every boulderer. To help close the gaps Send Climbing makes the 4X6 Skinny Pad, a 5lb 45” x 66.5” x.75” thin pad that can close gaps in pads, be drapped easily over irregular boulders, or hung on slanting rocks. The ¾” closed cell foam provides a durable surface for impact and the hinged pad folds neatly into a 23” x 45” x 3” rectangle. For any serious boulderer, these larger slider pads will save your ankle or maybe keep you from getting butt hurt when you fall off your proj.

$130, sendclimbing.com

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