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Is this a good pad for beginners?

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Is this a good pad for beginners?

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Yeah this is a great pad for any kind of bouldering.

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Noooo, go with the mad pad or bailout, you want something with a little more coverage/thickness.

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I also disagree with Elise. This is a SMALL pad. I would say that a pad like this only has a few good applications:
- sit starts on boulder problems where you need a thinner pad so you can get on foot holds down low
- covering cracks between bigger crashpads so you have less chance of spraining an ankle or something from landing with your foot between pads
- sport climbing- a lot of sport routes now have a pretty sketchy start to the first bolt, and it's nice to have a little something underneath in case you take a couple falls before the first bolt

For beginners I suggest a bigger pad that will be more versatile, so you can land on it from 10+ ft and not break your ankle