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19 May 2011

Bouldering

To followers of this sport, boulders in a landscape aren’t just big rocks: they’re tantalising 3D geometry problems to solve with body and mind.

"Get down from there at once!" We all heard that as children, because we’re all natural-born tree- and rock-climbers. Somewhere on the way to adulthood, though, most of us get grounded.

It’s often the first taste future climbers have of the world of Rock, and many established climbers use bouldering to hone their skills in between multi-pitch long-haul climbs.

 
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