WHAT IS BOULDERING?

Bouldering is a style of climbing exercised in short sequences of moves called problems.

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It is also one of the simplest forms of climbing, done low enough to the ground to not require any special gear (no ropes), but a soft crash pad to fall on and climbing shoes to climb with.  

"Solving" a problem often forces you to make unlikely movements such as hooking your heel ("heel hook") onto a hold or literally jumping from hold to hold ("dyno"). 

Bouldering is also one of the most social styles of climbing because it encourages people to gather around a boulder problem attempting to solve it and cheer each other on. The beauty of bouldering is that it can be done without a belayer and it doesn't require special climbing knowledge.