The Top 10 Climbing YouTubers to watch

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To create such a list I’ll need to set a few key criteria for the selection. Since many elite climbers are also YouTuber so I can’t really rank them by how good a climber they are. If that is the criteria Adam Ondra will be on top of the list even if his videos are mediocre. And if ranking is based purely on the number of views or subscribers then some unknown scantily clad female climber with a YouTube channel will top the chart. I don’t know of any but if you do please share in the comment section. I’ll very much love to subscribe to that channel.

Selection criteria

To qualify for this list the YouTuber cannot be a professional climber or funded by big ass outdoors equipment companies like The North Face, Black Diamond etc. I am looking for YouTubers with creative, funny and educational climbing content. If the YouTuber happens to be easy on the eyes will be a big plus 😂.

Here is the list in no particular order.

1 – Geek Climber

Geek Climber the name says it all. A geek who is a climber. I don’t have his real name so let’s use Geek for now. Geek has some very informative content on training progression.

In most of his videos he’ll use himself as a Guinea pig to test out training methods to improve his climbing. Geek’s videos are very scientific (it’s there in the name) and occasionally funny but always provide relevant information for climbers who are looking for ways to improve. Geek also have videos where he get pro climbers to give advice and pro tips on climbing technique, injury prevention and the works.

Geek’s content is very suitable for novice to intermediate climbers and I highly recommend to those who are new to the sport.

Check out the channel here

2 – Rock Entry

The YouTuber behind Rock Entry is Waldo. Rock Entry’s contents are mainly focus on training progression, climbing techniques and a whole lot of videos on bouldering sessions. His videos have detail breakdown on how he train and pointers on climbing techniques and beta. For just one guy his videos are nicely shot and edited. Although Rock Entry content is lacking in the humor department.

Rock Entry videos are suitable for climbers who are looking for training methods and learning climbing techniques.

Check out the channel here

3 – Albert OK

Albert OK YouTube channel unlike most other Youtubers is not focus on videos of him training or sending hard boulders. A majority of his videos are analysis of climbing beta and styles of elite climbers. In particular his “Beta Break” series in my opinion is very interesting especially if you are a fan of IFSC climbing competition.

Check out the channel here

4 – Dab Rats

The 2 ladies behind Bouldering Dab Rats are Annie and Di. The Dab Rats videos mainly revolve around their bouldering sessions in a climbing gym. You wouldn’t learn much about climbing from this channel but I don’t think that is the purpose of the videos put out by Dab Rats. Their fun and quirky personality make their videos fun to watch which is good as it promotes climbing and encourages people to try out the sport.

If you are thinking about picking up leisure climbing and you want to know about the lighter side of the sport, apart from videos of crazy 1 arm put ups, 2 fingers campus and crazy dynos then Dab Rats content will suit you just fine.

Check out the channel here

5 – Eric Karlsson Bouldering

Eric Karlsson is a famous YouTuber from Sweden. His YouTube videos mainly consist of bouldering session of guest climbers. And there are big names in his guest climbers list with the lights of Adam Ondra, Alex Megos and Magnus Midtbø. If you love bouldering and like to set boulder routes then Eric’s videos are definitely a must watch.

Check out the channel here

6 – Movement for Climbers

The only thing I know about this YouTuber is he’s an Asian dude that does instructional climbing videos. Movement for Climbers videos are very informative and educational that gives clear step by step description on climbing techniques and training which is great for climbers who are new to the sport. The videos are filmed and delivered in a very Zen-like manner but it might put you to sleep (but educational nonetheless).

Check out the channel here

7 – HoseokClimb

Hoseok Lee a climber/YouTuber from Korea. He is one of those climber who are obsessed with training and he train so much that he is crazy strong. Many of his videos document the way he trains and his progression up the bouldering grades. This kid trains hard and climbs even harder. You’ll be inspired by way he climbs. Definitely a channel you should check out.

Check out the channel here

8 – Mani the Monkey

“Welcome to the channel” YouTuber Mani is from Austria. The content he covers on his channel is wide ranging, such as training methods, diet, gears, outdoor climbing vlogs and the works. And yes, he is qualify to cover all those topics because he is a very strong climber thus I believe his advise and so should you.

Check out the channel here

9 – Bouldering Bobat

Bouldering Bobat is made up of a big group climbers and as the name implies its all about bouldering. What can you expect from the channel… lots of bouldering session in the bouldering gym. Fun to watch and they do climb hard problems.

Check out the channel here

10 – Hard is Easy

Ben is the YouTuber behind Hard is Easy, a very entertaining YouTube channel both from a climbing education and an entertainment perspective. Unlike most YouTube climbing videos which are filmed in the gym which honestly can be too repetitive. Hard is Easy videos are genuinely funny and are mostly outdoors lead climbing. A climbing channel with no hangboard training and bouldering gym is very refreshing. Although there isn’t many videos on the channel but every video is interesting and educational. The videos cover topics like how to belay safely, how to overcome the fear of falling and how to tie a figure of eight knot. All of which I know but I still find the videos entertaining.

Hard is Easy is a channel all inexperience lead climbers should watch, or if you are sick of watching gym bouldering videos.

Check out the channel here

If you know other YouTubers channel you think climbers should check out feel free to share the YouTube link in the comment section below.

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