So what does it take to make a boulderer or any kind of rock-climber, apart from a touch of madness?
Unlike the rock-climbers, the boulderers tackle the task without ropes, pitons or any other climbing aid.
The height of world-class boulderers correlated with the ranking at a world cup (r = 0.
Anthropometric and strength characteristics of world-class boulderers.
rope fans with a head for heights get a dedicated area of walls while boulderers
- who climb without ropes - can do low-level climbing nearby.
Chalking can be difficult to see on the park's light-colored rocks, and the proliferation of unsightly and ecologically damaging social trails could just as easily come from boulderers and hikers as technical climbers.
Rock gym-trained boulderers are venturing into the parks in droves, and bringing their own brand of impacts.
Check out the world's top boulderers
competing for huge prize money in the North Face UIAA-ICC Bouldering World Cup.
Antropomertic and strength characteristics of world - class boulderers