This question is a general question about fitness but it does not address the important features of boulderers such as strength of skin, strength of finger/arm/hand muscles and determination/discipline. The last one is a bit ambiguous but by that I am trying to measure the level of determination: perhaps some path tests with some traps.

How can the boulderers assess their fitness level?

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    "determination" is not a fitness measurement; skin strength is not something that is easily measurable and as far as hand/finger/arm strength is concerned, the same way you measure strength everywhere: being able to perform a certain feat for a given number of reps/time.
    – VPeric
    Commented Dec 11, 2013 at 7:45

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A Jamar hand dynamometer can be used to measure grip strength and I believe was used last year during the selection of the British bouldering team.

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