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bouldering

[bohl-der-ing] /ˈboʊl dər ɪŋ/
noun
1.
pavement made with small boulders.
Also, bowldering.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; boulder to pave with boulder(s) + -ing1
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Examples from the web for bouldering
  • Because it's generally safer and requires only rock shoes and a crash pad, bouldering is the hottest trend in climbing.
  • If you go climbing or bouldering on your own, you may be able to pioneer a new route or two.
  • Yet nontechnical approaches require only moderate bouldering, which ensures that the trio are within reach of any fit backpacker.
  • bouldering, the third type of indoor climbing, involves shorter rock walls that climbers scale without the use of ropes.
  • Several bouldering paths also share space with the top rope routes.
  • The surrounding area offers bouldering opportunities and hiking trails.
  • bouldering on the rocks of the side and terminal moraines can be a challenge.
  • Climbing opportunities range from bouldering for a few hours to multi-day big wall experiences.
  • Session activities include bouldering, rappelling and rock climbing.
  • Spotting is to bouldering as belaying is to climbing.
British Dictionary definitions for bouldering

bouldering

/ˈbəʊldərɪŋ/
noun
1.
rock climbing on large boulders or small outcrops either as practice or as a sport in its own right
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