Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Rock Jargon

Every group has its vocabulary. This includes those who climb boulders--the sport's called bouldering.

We used to boulder all of the time to hone our skills for the bigger cliffs, and because it was just plain fun. I suppose folks who listened to our stories of the "problems" we tackled sometimes needed translation.

So, Here's a link to an article that describes the lingo of boulderers.
"If you have friends who engage in animated conversations about “crimps” and “slopers,” spend their time swapping “beta,” or whine about their “shredded tips,” there’s only one rational explanation: You’re hanging out with boulderers. Devotees of bouldering — a form of rope-free rock climbing that requires little gear..."