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 The Bouldering Shield is officially retired.You've found a page of history! The Bouldering Shield is no longer produced by Metolius and it is not available to buy from major online retailers. You can still check out all the specs and claim your ownership.

Metolius Bouldering Shield Front View
  • Metolius Bouldering Shield Front View
  • Metolius Bouldering Shield Back View

Bouldering Shield



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Reduces injuries to spotters and falling climbers.

Retail price

US$ 89.95
Weight (lbs / kg)

Weight (lbs / kg)

In pounds and kilograms, the weight, as stated by the manufacturer/brand.

3.00 lbs / 1.38 kg
Fold Type Taco
Number of Foam Layers two
Foam Layout 1” open cell foam, 1.1” closed cell foam
Fabric Top: Suede material
Bottom: 600d Poly
Features Side Handle(s)
Dimensions (ft / m)

Dimensions (ft / m)

In feet and inches / meters and centimeters, the length, width, and height of the bouldering pad, as stated by the manufacturer/brand

3.00 ft x 1.92 ft x 2.00 in
0.91 m x 0.58 m x 5.00 cm

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Taking another step in bouldering protection, Metolius has developed a miniature handheld crashpad called the Bouldering Shield. With two handles in the back, you hold it up (which is easy at just over 3 lbs.) and angle it toward a boulderer while spotting. It’s designed to help a spotter redirect a falling climber with its larger-than-twohands surface area (36” by 23”), and it protects the spotter with two inches of foam cushioning. The Bouldering Shield can also double as a sit-start pad or gap-filler between larger pads.