Bouldering has grown in popularity as a sport of its own in the past few years. Bouldering walls are now springing up in bouldering-only centres across the world. With the announcement that sport climbing will be part of the 2020 Olympics, it’s only set to grow further.
Bouldering (unlike traditional rock climbing) doesn’t require any special bouldering gear. You don’t need a harness or ropes. You just climb boulders that are up to 15ft off the floor – and if you fall, you land on a giant padded crash mat.
The best thing about bouldering is anyone can give it a go – from toddlers right up to old age pensioners. You’ve read about the best bouldering walls in London and the top bouldering walls in the UK. Now we’ve put together a list of the very best bouldering walls in the world. Kicking off, in no particular order…..