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in Berkshire Encyclopedia of World Sport

Third edition

Published by Berkshire Publishing Group

Published in print January 2013 | ISBN: 9781933782676
Published online August 2016 | e-ISBN: 9780190622695

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Often referred to as “the purest form of climbing,” bouldering is a form of rock climbing undertaken without a rope or protective gear, normally limited to short climbs on natural boulders or artificial boulders in gyms. Unlike traditional climbing, the focus is on individual moves or a short sequence of moves. Bouldering, which is especially popular in France, the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada, is about problem-solving, movement, and climbing with purity and simplicity.

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Subjects: Sports and Outdoor Recreation

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