What is the boulder tour?
Bouldering is a creative sport. A part of the challenge is to solve the puzzle that the route boulders have set up for you. This makes it very interesting to visit other gyms than just the one that is closest to you. Other wall shapes, other holds and volumes and above all other route setters will make this an interesting experience.
The Netherlands currently has about twenty bouldering gyms. We have challenged ourselves to visit all of those places at least once in the coming calendar year. If any new gyms are visited during the year, we visit those as well. We started the first boulder tour in 2016 when there were only 8 gyms. By the end of that year there were already 14 gyms. We do not count the top-rope climbing places with a bouldering area, even though some of those are also very interesting for bouldering.
Roos started a european boulder tour in 2017. Visiting a gym in all the european capitals that have a bouldering gym. Since this is a big challenge she spread out this tour over two years with a break in 2018 for a new dutch tour.
By now there are even more gyms in the netherlands, making the challenge bigger than it was in 2016 but we think it can still be done. We are looking forward to traveling the country again and see what the Netherlands has to offer for bouldering enthousiasts.