When you venture out from the climbing gyms into the great outdoors you have a lot more to contend with. Damp or wet ground makes sit-starts pretty unpleasant and can cover your shoes in mud, rough ground isn't much fun to fall on, and finally large boulders underneath your project can be incredibly dangerous. Crashpads solve all these problems. They make the climbing areas safe as possible by covering up all the sharp edges and hard surfaces, many also come with an integrated mat so you can keep your climbing shoes nice and clean. This category has models made of EVA foam as well as some that have integral air pockets to further cushion your fall.