Wherever boulder problems are described as highball, sketchy, or downright dangerous, the Mondo will be there.
- Massive size makes this pad ideal for highball bouldering
- Drag handles make it easy to move this pad under your climber
- Padded backpack straps help you get this beefy pad to the boulders
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- Familiarity: I've used it several times
The pad is a staple for anyone getting physical with the rock. I was able to fit three bouldering pads (including this one and two smaller BD pads - the BD Drop Zone) in my 2-door Honda civic for a weekend trip to Joes Valley. The grippy rubber underbelly keeps the pads where they need to be. I feel super confident on the rock when I am sending. This pad is also a must on sketchy downclimbs where jumping is a must.
The velcro on the back is great to form a solid pad once it's unfolded.
huge great for any boulder
This was a little funky carrying on my back (I felt a little like Master Roshi on Dragonball). IT'S SO DANG HUGE! I felt like a sail was strapped to my back. This was much appreciated when we actually laid it out. It made it much easier to move around under the climber. The fabric seems pretty tough and built to last. It did a great job of giving lots of cushion for falls and covering a lot of area. We had a few falls from roughly 20' and I was very impressed with the level of absorption. It was a little of a pain finagling it into my teeny car, but it fits! Can't wait to take it on more bouldering trips!
Love this pad!!
The huge size of this works great. Very durable and should last for years
This is the perfect crash pad. It's huge for landing from big boulders. It is easy and comfortable to carry out to where you'll be climbing. It is thick and has a great amount of give for far landings.
These crash pas is great, the foam and all the material is super durable, and it works great in all aspects the only thing is if you arte taking these one on your car consider the size, probably you will have to tied it up on you roof or it will take the hole back sit of your car . i do recommend these product it is great.
Worth every penny
It's large, thick, and impossible to miss. Landings are always very comfortable, even from 25 feet +. I have taken several from this height and dozens more around 20 feet and no injuries. It is a pain to transport in a car as it is still large when folded in half, but is very easy to carry. The shoulder straps/waist belt are very solid and make carrying it around a breeze. You can spend a lot less on a cheaper pad, but one of these has more value to me than 2 smaller ones does! Great for beginners and pros alike.
good landing, average pad
I have had this pad for about three years now and I love landing on it. It is unbeatable as far as surface area and pad thickness. However, there are some caveats. While I have had this pad for three years, I don't use it regularly as I usually sport climb. I probably have gotten about 60 days of use out of it including two trips to Hueco Tanks. After only this much use, The fabric near the corners has started to rip. It only started a few months ago, and I was hugely disappointed. A pad for this much money should be as durable as can be. Also, the hip belt doesn't fit people with small waist very well. The hip belt and shoulder straps are not padded. The fabric doesn't hug the foam well and often sags a bit. The straps are connected to the fabric only, not the foam, and because it doesn't hug the foam well, the pad often falls far from the back, creating a feeling of wanting to fall over backwards sometimes. The closure straps are connected to the rubberized surface at the bottom and when cinched tight, they cause the "rubber" to stretch... permanently. A good pad, but probably not worth the price. Hope this helps any interested buyers out there.
- Gender: Male
This thing is awesome. I took a 35 foot fall and felt better than before the fall after crashing on this bad boy. I?m considering replacing my rope and harness entirely for this bad apple (not true).
Does this pad have a waist belt?
Does this pad have a waist belt?
Yes, this pad has a waist belt.
Moe's Valley Monkey Boy Boulder
Best pad out there
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Best thing to have under you as your crushing some stone with your meat paws. I've owned a lot of pads, fallen on a lot more pads, and destroyed some pads, but never encountered one better than this.
Mr. Witty v6
My buddy Kris getting his grr face on in Bishop, CA.
Heavy but worth it
Heavy and hard to transport, but other than that, it's on the scale of amazing. I fell on my neck from 12+ feet onto this pad and all I had was a headache.
Took the Mondo out bouldering in Little Cottonwood a few weekends ago. Definitely the best boulder pad if you're worried about falling on sketchy landings. Lots of foam means you feel comfortable reaching for that next hold. The only downside? Hiking with a huge foam backpack and trying to dodge branches.
It really is that much better! I also have the size down from this that BlackDimond makes and I just don't even really need it anymore. This thing is huge! It's also so thick that it feels great to crash on. the best feature other than thickness and over all size would be the velcro straps on the back that hold the seam together when open. no more worries about landing on the folding crack and bottoming out. I also like being able to lay on it like a bed and rest or even camp out on it if you wanted to. I think this should be the standard size people use. I can say nothing bad about it.
dwarfs the competition
This pad is giant, thick, and more importantly durable, we have laid over many sharp objects and has yet to let us down. One downfall of this pad is the size it doesn't fit in my cars trunk so I have to stuff it in the back which leaves no room for my mates.
I'm currently torn between the BD mondo...
I'm currently torn between the BD mondo and asana's KJ signiture pad..
Anyone have a preference/pros/cons for either?
The Asana pads looks nice with the foot wipes, external bag and "pit protectors", but the Mondo carries an extra 6" in length. Asana makes nice pads, but like my girlfriend says "every inch counts...", I'd go with the Mondo.
Thanks man, I totally agree about the every inch counts thing, but I managed to snag the KJ pad for only $250, so I couldn't pass it up!
Great pad, always room for improvement
Reasons I can't give this pad 5 stars:
* The foam - I only know the foam can be better because I own an Organic big pad as well. The foam in the mondo will eventually fatigue, but at least you still have 5 inches of it.
* Manufacturing source - yeah, I care about these things. The reason you can afford a five-inch, rubberized back, humongous pad is because it's made overseas for cheap. Black Diamond is the big business here...
* No upper connecting strap between the two shoulder straps. This causes the straps to pull your shoulders apart and back when you have a heavy load, and when you have water, a pelican case with two cameras, and your bouldering gear stuffed in there, this can be an issue.
Reasons it's great:
* Rubberized back doesn't slide around
* Straps are pretty comfy
* Holds a TON of gear
* Protects your big falls (does it's job)
* Straps in the back prevent the pad from "taco-ing" on uneven landings.