HISTORY: Bouldering is a form of climbing that is performed on large boulders or artificial climbing walls without the use of a rope or harness. In the late 1950s and 1960s, American mathematician/gymnast John Gill brought bouldering to the forefront by declaring it as a separate discipline, introducing gymnastic chalk and a B-Rating system. As the popularity of bouldering grew, the open-ended V-Rating system was introduced, as well as portable crash pads. Today, bouldering will be included the 2021 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan as one of the three combined disciplines.
WATCH Paul Robinson make the 3rd ascent of Griffin Whiteside's 'Traffic' V15/8C in Coal Creek, Colorado.
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WATCH Nicolas Pelorson capture the 3rd ascent of Barefoot Charles's No kpote only, proposing a downgrade from 9A to 8C due to different betas used with climbing shoes.
Watch Paul Robinson give us a tour of the best bouldering routes in Hueco Tanks, Texas.
Ashima Shiraishi 19 the youngest woman to climb V15, just flashed Las Vegas's Lethal Design V12.
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testpieces including 4 8'c's and multiple first ascents
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Nalle Hukkataival describes The Finnish Line (V16) as a Gem rarer than diamonds."
Nalle’s latest testpiece could be a contender for Rocklands’ (South Africa) hardest boulder problem
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"More than 50 days of effort, hundreds of miles of hiking, hundreds of hours spent at this boulder, thousands of tries, and it was all over in a minute."
WATCH Nina Williams make the first female ascent of Ambrosia (V11) in the Buttermilks, Bishop, California
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WATCH Jimmy Webb send Lake Tahoe, California, hardest lines with four first ascents, including The Outer Limits, Tahoe's first V15 boulder problem.
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