boul·​der·​ing | \ ˈbōl-d(ə-)riŋ How to pronounce bouldering (audio) \

Definition of bouldering

: the sport of rock climbing on large boulders or low cliffs

Other Words from bouldering

boulder intransitive verb
boulderer \ ˈbōl-​d(ə-​)rər How to pronounce bouldering (audio) \ noun

Examples of bouldering in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And then there’s a bouldering cave that’s about 20 feet high. Outside Online, 5 May 2015 The exact details—like whether the gym will feature sport climbing, bouldering, or both—are dependent on the success of the fundraising campaign. Sarah Knapp, Outside Online, 13 May 2022 Recent gatherings included a bouldering and boba event and a hike around Griffith Observatory. Victoria Namkung, NBC News, 8 May 2022 As in, scaling their way up a rock climbing wall (this activity is also called bouldering, FYI). Perri O. Blumberg, Men's Health, 30 Apr. 2022 The store specializes in hiking, backpacking, and climbing, which makes sense since Bishop is home to world-class bouldering and popular thru-hiking routes, like the John Muir Trail and Pacific Crest Trail. Ariella Gintzler, Outside Online, 18 Apr. 2019 Coleman was the only climber during the bouldering round to top two of the three boulders. USA TODAY, 5 Aug. 2021 With our bouldering season coming to a close, as the snow melted and thoughts of long Yosemite climbs loomed, Jack grew eager to test his fitness on Queen of Heartbreaks in Pine Creek Canyon. Alan Taylor, The Atlantic, 13 Dec. 2021 Controversially, all three climbing disciplines—speed, bouldering and lead—were combined into one medal event, despite their vast differences. Michelle Bruton, Forbes, 9 Dec. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of bouldering

1920, in the meaning defined above

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“Bouldering.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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