Described as the distilled essence of climbing – Bouldering is performed without the use of ropes and gear, usually only climbing to a height where risk of injury from a fall is reduced (not eliminated!).  Taking place close to the ground indoors or outdoors on boulders and the lower reaches of outcrops and crags makes bouldering one of the more sociable climbing disciplines.

Bouldering indoor requires very little equipment - only climbing shoes, possibly a little chalk, when outdoors add a crash pad to help improve landings.