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Waffa sit start pad

Waffa - 5 cm thick small bouldering pad for sit starts and low traverses
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Waffa sit start pad

5cm thick small bouldering pad for up-close impact (sit starts and low traverses); with layered open and closed cell foam to support your fall; made in our UK factory


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When we say ground up, we mean ground up… Frustratingly enough, getting your butt off the floor can be the hardest part of a boulder problem.

Waffa is a small crash pad for protection from up-close impact. It’s ideal for protecting sit starts, ground traverses and covering over outlying rocks or strange landings.  

Waffa uses 2 layers of foam: 4 cm open cell to absorb impact and 1 cm closed cell to spread your weight across the pad so you don’t bottom out (compress your pad all the way to the ground). A 48 x 80 cm landing space gives good coverage for your sit start and fits inside your full pad for the walk in. 

Made by Dom and the gang in our UK factory, Waffa’s shell is abrasion resistant 1100 denier Cordura with a DWR coating, bar-tacked stress points make sure it can cope with the hard life of a bouldering pad. 


We fall off things a lot, so we make crash pads that can take a lot of falls. Our foam is crosslinked – a process which bonds molecules in the foam that would not usually link together to make it much stronger and reduce break down from repeated compressions. This makes our foam more shock absorbent and durable than other foams on the market.

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Key features
  • Small bouldering pad for sit starts, ground traverses, and covering outlying rocks.
  • Designed and manufactured in our UK factory (just next door to HQ).
  • 2 layer construction: open cell foam absorbs shock whilst closed cell foam spreads your weight evenly and prevents bottoming out.
  • Fits inside your full pad (including the Mujo, Origin and Project).
  • Grab handle for carrying and spotting.
  • Tough 1100 denier Cordura shell to cope with the challenging life of a boulder pad.
  • 3 Year Alpine Bond
Vital stats

Outer: 1100 d Cordura, DWR coated 
Top layer foam: 10 mm closed cell foam 
Base layer foam: 40 mm HLB22 polyether open cell foam; density: 19 – 23 kg/m3; hardness: 250 – 300 newtons 
Hardware: YKK zip 


Weight: 1 kg 
Size: 50 x 80 x 5 cm 

Carry system

Lateral grab handle

Product Care Information

To clean your bouldering pad, brush off excess dirt, wipe down with a damp sponge then leave to dry.

Our bouldering pads are made to endure. All our foam is protected by a 3 year Alpine bond, all bouldering pad ‘shells’ are protected by a 25 year Alpine bond. If you do want to replace your foam, you can buy new foam directly from us.

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