Has the fad of bouldering left us?


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Trad climber
Feb 26, 2015 - 10:11pm PT
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Nobody boulders anymore.

Trad climber
Nothing creative to say
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 26, 2015 - 10:36pm PT
Roger that Biotch!

Funny thread rereading that.

"I'm going to start a munge climbing fad, 51% of the route
must be covered in moss or rapidly decomposing
choss to qualify.
Hope to have the website up later this year.

It's gonna be huge!"

Goatboy, post up the URL!

Or if you're ready to buy...


Social climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
Feb 27, 2015 - 08:17am PT
Fit young women walking around with mattresses strapped to their backs...what's not to like?
Wade Icey

Trad climber
Feb 27, 2015 - 10:05am PT
the fad of bouldering has left us...with boulderers..

4 Corners Area
Feb 27, 2015 - 10:10am PT
Bouldering will outlive the fad. Maybe even the pad . . .

Trad climber
Poughkeepsie, NY
Feb 27, 2015 - 10:12am PT
Fad? You can't be serious!

(From www.johngillnet.com)

I've been climbing since 1957. I started bouldering with the good Professor Gill in the early sixties. Camp 4 bouldering was also in full swing by then. Gill's site has bouldering references going back to the Victorian era, and it is clear that bouldering was a full-blown activity in Fontainbleau by the 1920's. There's nothing new about bouldering as an activity.

Of course, bouldering has gotten a lot more popular. It has enjoyed the same kinds of training, technique, and equipment innovations that have made all climbing easier and safer. (For example, a glance at the picture above shows that there have been substantial improvements in spotting technique.) Just as with other styles of climbing---and indeed with athletic pursuits in general---bouldering has responded with developments in difficulty that eclipse the achievements of the pioneers.

So it is a fad of a century-and-a-half's duration, and no, it isn't going away.

A more interesting question: when will that fart cloud leave us?
looks easy from here

Ben Lomond, CA
Feb 27, 2015 - 12:06pm PT
Left us? Heck, I want it to rev up even more!

More people bouldering=fewer people on the tall stuff. That's okay with me.
Gnome Ofthe Diabase

Out Of Bed
Feb 27, 2015 - 01:46pm PT
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Gnome Ofthe Diabase

Out Of Bed
Feb 27, 2015 - 01:48pm PT
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Closest to my house, A perfect bike ride Starting with a mile long down hill then another mile more that is split by ups and downs.

This, a bit farther away an example of small rock hell.
Credit: Gnome Ofthe Diabase
If you believe like some, rocks have souls, then think what it must have been like as a rock to have sat Here
show some go yo,
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lets see some of the best sit in parking lot and down dirty roads.
favorite 'Pebble' or 'small stone,' on the side of a vista'
or to an ironic location Hell, any thing small.
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This sits 600feet up left of a car wash by a very busy highwat full of grocery stores and car dealer ships, Think Dunkin Donut, and Jiffy Lube .

$%five years before it was the case and the indians had march by,befor white man.

Now though, I kid you not, it stares at a Kentucky Fried Chicken. ( no Picture)

Boulder climber
Apr 18, 2015 - 09:38pm PT
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