Below are a climbing definitions

Bouldering Bouldering is essentially climbing fairly close to the ground, allowing the climber to jump or fall with little risk of injury. Boulder problems can be split into two basic types. Pure lines and eliminates. Eliminates require you to use only designated holds. Pure lines allow you to use whichever holds you prefer. There is also, of course, traverses (which climb from left to right or visa versa) and boulder problems that basically go straight up. Either of these could be eliminates or pure lines. Often boundaries are specified that you must climb within. These could be chalk lines on the rock, seams in the rock or ledges you must stay below. When (hopefully) you create your own problems, keep this in mind but please don’t draw chalk lines onto the rock, because they stick around for years.

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