The Boulder - A Philosophy for Bouldering

This revised and updated edition of a classic climbing text, The Boulder: A Philosophy for Bouldering, is an enlightening book of inspirational thoughts on the art of bouldering.

This revised and updated edition of a classic climbing text, The Boulder: A Philosophy for Bouldering, is an enlightening book of inspirational thoughts on the art of bouldering. It revolutionises the way we think about this unique sport, bringing it into conversation with disciplines as varied as architecture, dance, skateboarding, painting, parkour, martial arts, and gymnastics. Reading it will enrich your experience of climbing and encourage you to appreciate the natural physicality and artful play of bouldering, often described as the poetry of mountaineering (so say the publishers!)

By Francis Sanzaro.

Card cover, 17.5cm x 11cm, 160 pages.

Second edition 2021.

ISBN: 9780992887650.

Praise for the first edition:
‘A brilliant book that everyone interested in moving over stone should read . . . highly recommended!’ – Udo Neumann, author of The Art and Science of Bouldering.

‘The Boulder . . . presents some of the most thoughtful and interesting writing I’ve ever read about this sport.’ – Andrew Bisharat, Former Editor of Rock & Ice Magazine.

‘ . . . this book will confirm what we know already: that there is a lot more to bouldering than meets the eye.’ – Dave Flanagan, author of Bouldering Essentials.

'Finding a climber who perceives bouldering as a moving meditation, or one who values form and style far beyond difficulty, is a daunting task . . . in this book, Francis Sanzaro takes a significant step in that direction.' John Gill.

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