American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth 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.
“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.”
“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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