from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Sports Basic or intermediate climbing carried out on relatively small rocks that can be traversed without great risk of bodily harm in case of a fall.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Climbing, without ropes, on large boulders or boulder-sized objects.
- v. Present participle of boulder.
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I still like top rope better than bouldering; bouldering is all about the upper body strength and the explosive power, and I am (a) a girl and (b) stocky and (c) fat and (d) old, things which collectively make it all the more difficult (Guys like bouldering.
Instead I see the province promoting "bouldering" — think rock-climbing, but smaller — and such oddball fare as the Festival of Extraordinary Teapots.
This is how we were lighting some "bouldering" photos (more on that in a later post) and I went in close for a portrait-scale shot.
The boulders will give the most realistic experience of "bouldering," said Keith Franklin, owner of LandPlan Consultants and a design consultant for the improvement project.
In 2009, I helped start the Teton Boulder Project, a grassroots effort to build a bouldering park in downtown Jackson.
In fact, last night with elbie_at_trig and thingo I made a Bold Assertion: a year from now, I'll be in good enough shape to go climbing at the campus bouldering wall.
Sadly, I do not have a lot of courage for bouldering, but I am doing better than I was, and it was really, really good to get out and climb.
I showed up a little early and did some casual bouldering and traversing, then re-sent a tricky, physically challending 5.7 thaqt pretty much pumped my forearms all by itself.
I still kind of suck at bouldering (I'm such a coward at the top of a problem, when I'm tired and it's fifteen feet to the ground) but I did manage five (I think?)
This morning, I went climbing with a friend of the mighty Kij's (just bouldering, as we were pressed for time) at Seattle's Stone Gardens climbing gym.
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