BOULDERING

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 featured the 2021 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan as one of the three combined disciplines. 

WATCH RYUICHI MURAI establish the first ascent of a boulder problem called Geisha (V14/8b+)

BEST BOULDERING VIDEOS 

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NATHANIEL COLEMAN

WATCH Nathaniel Coleman and Drew Ruana battle it out on The Grand Illusion (V16) in Little Cottonwood Canyon, Utah. 

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ORIYA INABA

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RYUICHI MURAI

Yet another great film by Ryuichi MuraiWatch this short film of climbing Mona Lisa 8b+

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ADAM ONDRA

FIVE SECONDS was all Adam Ondra needed to send Ledoborec V16, and it all came down to one knee.  

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PERU'S SECRET WORLD

Climbing In Peru is probably more famous for its sport climbing and mountains, but now it's becoming a bouldering destination.  Watch this videos and see why. 

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BROOKE RABOUTOU

WATCH Brooke Raboutou, USA Olympic athlete, flash Euro Trash (V12/8A+).

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MALTALA, AUSTRIA

WATCH Kim Marschner and Elias Krüger climb the most impressive and hardest blocs  such as Power of Goodbye and The Upside!

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PRETTY TALL

Watch Daniel Woods, Giuliano Cameroni, and Shawn Raboutou send multiple V15s in Rocklands, South Africa. 

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ALEX MEGOS

WATCH Alex Megos uncut footage of "Royal Flush", a rather long 8B+ boulder problem in the Frankenjura.

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TOSHI TAKEUCHI

WATCH Toshi Takeuchi establishing 3 of Japan's hardest boulder problems: Daishinmonkan V14 , Minelvaster V14/15, and Kuzan V15 FA

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MARGO HAYES

WATCH Margo Hayes send a few massive Highballs in Joe's Valley, Utah.

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SHAWN RABOUTOU

WATCH SHAWN RABOUTOU capture the 3rd ascent of 'Livin' Large' (V16/8C+) in Rocklands, South Africa.

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AIDAN ROBERTS

WATCH Aidan Roberts repeat multiple 8Bs and establish first ascents up to 8C+ with Superpowers and Outliers.

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BEST OF THE WEST

This bouldering film features Chris Sharma, Boone Speed, Steve Maisch, GP Salvo, Jason Kehl, Mike Beck, Tim Kemple, and more.

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PAUL ROBINSON

WATCH Paul Robinson make the 3rd ascent of Griffin Whiteside's 'Traffic' V15/8C in Coal Creek, Colorado.

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NATHAN WILLIAMS

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ALEX MEGOS

WATCH Alex Megos send Dreamtime 8B+ V15 and the Dagger 8B-V14 in Cresciano, Ticino, with Yannick Flohe.

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GIULIANO CAMERONI

Watch Giuliano Camerino on the FA of Power of Now, a new 8C - V15 in Magic Wood, CH

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NICOLAS PELORSON

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.

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HUECO TANKS, TEXAS

Watch Paul Robinson give us a tour of the best bouldering routes in Hueco Tanks, Texas.

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DANIEL WOODS

JIMMY WEBB

WATCH Jimmy Webb and Daniel Woods,  send  (3) V15's and (2) V16's!  If this doesn't get you stoked, nothing will.  

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ASHIMA SHIRAISHI

Ashima Shiraishi 19 the youngest woman to climb V15, just flashed Las Vegas's Lethal Design V12. 

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ALLISON VEST

WATCH Allison Vest, the Canadian National Bouldering Champ, send The Terminator (V13). 

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BROOKE RABOUTOU

WATCH Brooke Raboutou send Muscle Car (V14/8B+) 

JIMMY WEBB

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WATCH Jimmy Webb blast through Rocklands hardest boulder problems,  including 4 8'c's and multiple first ascents 

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NICHOLAS MILBURN

Nicholas Milburn gets the second ascent of Jimmy Webb's Mind Shift V14

JAKOB SCHUBERT

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Jakob Schubert in Magic Wood 2020 The Never Ending Story Flash Cut.

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JIM POPE at BURBAGE SOUTH

Watch JIM POPE make the first ascent of two gems, hidden in plain sight

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Nalle Hukkataival

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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ETHAN PRINGLE 

"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."

Ethan Pringle

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Rocklands Finest

NINA WILLIAMS

WATCH Nina Williams make the first female ascent of Ambrosia (V11) in the Buttermilks, Bishop, California

WATCH this award winning film featuring the best bouldering in Rocklands, South Africa.

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JIMMY WEBB

WATCH Jimmy Webb, complete the first ascent of "Sleepwalker", suggesting a grade of 8C+(V16).

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ELIAS IAGNEMMA

WATCH Elias Iagnemma capture the 5th ascent of the mythical Gioia V16 in Varazze, first ascended by Christian Core in 2008

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NAILE HUKKATAIVAL

WATCH NAILE HUKKATAIVALsend Burden of Dreams V17

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FRANCES BENSLEY 

WATCH Frances Bensley  project a V13 / 8B at the Biblins Cave in the UK.

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JIMMY WEBB

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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JASON KEHL

WATCH JASON KEHL's World of Illusions - Episode 7 - Shadow Play, a unique film on boulder problem solving techniques and life changing epiphanies.

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