Call it inspiration or call it procrastination – either way, it’s damned good viewing.

21st February 2018 | Words by Jack Hart @ WildBounds HQ

For the past month, we’ve been fixated on bouldering with our inaugural Boulduary campaign. Chalk buckets, overhangs, crash pads, crimping; you name it, we’ve been waxing lyrical about it in an effort to get as many people to their local wall as possible. It’s not just us, either – we’ve been inspired by some truly epic bouldering videos appearing across the web, from climbing in Wales to climbing around tables. We’ve been sharing these with you in our #DailyDetour but now we’ve collated the highlights right here for a rundown of the greatest bouldering content around.

Once you’ve watched them, here’s some advice that you can take or leave – turn off the screen and head to the rocks yourself. Each one of these videos – with all their problems solved, routes set and, most of all, fun had – was created by someone actually out there climbing, with chalk on their hands and wind in their faces. Go and join them.

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Soul Resolution – An Irish Bouldering Film

From start to finish, this short film on bouldering in Ireland is packed with cheeky humour, great climbing and astonishing scenery.

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North Wales Bouldering: Girls Crush

The bouldering problems in this highlights reel are almost as badass as the girls conquering them. Some great scenic shots of mountains in North Wales interspersed in, too.

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Tonde Katiyo Route Setting Workshop

Ever wonder how the routes on a bouldering wall get fixed? This behind the scenes video unearths the methodology behind setting a route, from master setter Tonde Katiyo.

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Northern Border – Northumberland Bouldering

In the crisp winter air, Northumberland’s sandstone boulders are truly world class, proving you don’t need to search abroad for gritty, challenging bouldering problems.

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Wild Lines: Fontainebleau

Three British climbers ascend to bouldering heaven – aka Fontainebleau in France – to test their limits, eat a shedload of cheese and have fun. It’s what bouldering is all about.

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Home – Cornwall Bouldering

The coastal cliffs of Cornwall house some technical and exciting bouldering problems, if you can find them amongst the salt-sprayed rocks.

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Bristol Bouldering Championships

In need of some bouldering inspiration? These highlights from the 2017 Bristol Bouldering Championships should do the trick, as much for the camaraderie as the climbing.

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A Wet Day of Bouldering in Bor, Czech Republic

In search of new bouldering pastures, these climbers journeyed into rural Czech Republic, uncovering idyllic routes amidst pine forests laden with fog.

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Vilafames Bouldering, Castellon, Spain

Pine forests, red sandstone boulders, a warm summer sun – it’s no wonder Castello in Spain is such a hotspot for European boulderers. Time to change your holiday plans.

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Born of Fire: Central Oregon Bouldering

Central Oregon’s bouldering community has transformed from a secretive operation to a social gathering of more and more would-be climbers, with new bouldering spots being discovered all the time.

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