“Finally, I did the damn problem!” What would normally be avoided in our daily lives is something to look forward to an work hard to overcome, in the life of a boulderer. It’s a little ironic that the main purpose of the bouldering addict is the constant search of “problems” to solve.
En el búlder, se usa la creatividad individual o colectiva para encontrar la manera más elegante, más difícil o simplemente la única manera posible de subir un bloque de piedra. Lo que en la escalada deportiva se le conoce como “proyecto”(una ruta que se está trabajando para lograr encadenar), en el búlder se le conoce como “problema” ( trabajar la vía establecida para subir el bloque).Y he ahí el juego, resolver el “problema”. Algunos toman solo varios pegues en resolver, otros pueden tomar días, semanas, meses y hasta años dependiendo lo que tengas que trabajar para logralos.
In bouldering the individual or collective creativity is used to find the most elegant, most dificult or simply the only way possible of climbing a boulder. What is known in sport climbing as a “project”( a route which is being worked on to be able to redpoint) in bouldering is known as a “problem” (a specific line which is worked on to be able to climb the boulder). That’s the game, how to solve the “problem”. Some only take several tries in being solved, others may take days, weeks, months, or even years depending on what you need to work on.
Ely Bonivi buscando la manera de resolver el problema.
Ely Bonivi looking for a way to solve the problem.
Foto: Yordan González
Each boulder has its own “problem” waiting to be solved, maybe invisible to some, but evident to others. Each “problem” is taken as a challenge, after solving it you simply pass on to the next one without thinking how will this new challenge be. What if we were to apply this to our daily lives? Each problem in our life would be a boulder to be climbed; “Man that V7 in work on tuesday was tough, but I did it!… hahahaa NOT!