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 BOULDERING

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Bouldering is a style of competitive rock or wall climbing undertaken without a rope and normally limited to very short climbs so that a fall will not result in serious injury. It is typically practiced on large boulders or artificial man-made walls.

Location
Bouldering is increasing in popularity within the UK. bouldering areas are becoming common within indoor climbing gyms, some climbing gyms are now dedicated solely to bouldering.

Age
Children are joining the sport now as well as adults. In fact, studies have found that young climbers develop better skills as adults, from their experiences when dealing with youthful disadvantages such as height and strength.

Ability
Bouldering is a style of climbing emphasizing power, strength, and dynamics. Its focus is on individual moves or short sequences of moves.

A sport of incredible physical strength, nerve and a problem solving mind.

Description
Bouldering is a style of climbing emphasizing power, strength, and dynamics. Its focus is on individual moves or short sequences of moves, unlike traditional climbing which generally demands more endurance over longer stretches of rock where the difficulty of individual moves is not as great. Boulder routes are commonly referred to as problems because the nature of the climb is often short, curious, and much like problem solving.

Dedication
To reduce the risk of injury from a fall, climbers rarely go higher than 3-5 meters above the ground. For further protection, climbers typically put a bouldering mat (crash pad) on the ground to break their fall. Lastly, climbers often have one or more spotters, who work to direct the climber's body toward the crash pad during a fall, while protecting the climber's head from hazards.

Closely Related Activities
Wall climbing 631, Buildering 966, Mountaineering and Rock Climbing 423, Urban Climbing 965, Fly Walling 263.

Level of Demand
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