bouldering

[ bohl-der-ing ]
/ ˈboʊl dər ɪŋ /

noun

Also bowl·der·ing . pavement made with small boulders.
the sport or activity of rock climbing on boulders usually no taller than 20 feet (6.1 m).

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Origin of bouldering

First recorded in 1875–80; from earlier boulder “to pave with boulder(s) ” + -ing1
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British Dictionary definitions for bouldering

bouldering
/ (ˈbəʊldərɪŋ) /

noun

rock climbing on large boulders or small outcrops either as practice or as a sport in its own right
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