Bouldering is a style of climbing emphasizing power, strength, and dynamics.
Its focus is on individual moves or short sequences of moves, unlike traditional climbing or sport climbing, which generally demand more endurance over longer stretches of rock where the difficulty of individual moves is not as great. Boulder routes are commonly referred to as problems (a British appellation) because the nature of the climb is often short, curious, and much like problem solving.
Many non-climbers view bouldering as practice and/or easy; however, this is far from the truth. Boulder problems tend to have the most difficult series of moves found in any form of climbing. Bouldering could be compared to the sprinters of track and field. Bursts of power and precision are often the key to sending a problem. Bouldering is also popular by those who prefer to climb without worrying about gear.Full Article