I've thrown up a community wiki to explain some climbing styles

Bouldering vs aid climbing vs free climbing vs free solo climbing

Feedback appreciated?

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    Nice one mate. Not a climber and had zero clue on what bouldering meant :) Apr 29, 2015 at 13:06

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Nice idea @Liam. I think it's good to tell that boulders are typically up to around 3 meter but in the comparison I would remove the "above 3m" part from the other types of climbing. It's not that important of an info and quite self-explaining. Also it may sound as if the border of that specific height 3m is ultra important which is not the fact. I made an edit right now...

I would like to see some info on trad-climbing because I heard very different opinions about the definition. I understand it as it is defined here. I think we have some experts on that topic over here which hopefully clear things up.

  • The answer is community wiki, so you can make whatever edits you want to it.
    – ShemSeger
    Apr 10, 2015 at 2:56
  • @Shem I know but wanted to discuss it here because others may think we shouldn't remove the "3m part".
    – Wills
    Apr 10, 2015 at 4:52
  • That's what rollbacks are for, just explain your edits and I'm sure most people won't have an issue with it.
    – ShemSeger
    Apr 10, 2015 at 13:26
  • @Shem so what is this thread here about?
    – Wills
    Apr 10, 2015 at 15:04

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