The Fascinating History of Hueco Tanks, the Birthplace of Modern Bouldering. For anyone who loves to boulder, a pilgrimage to Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site is inevitable.
Where did bouldering begin?
Bouldering: the art of the movement Bouldering, climbing without a rope on small cliffs and boulders where it is possible to land relatively safely, first evolved on the boulders of Fontainbleau outside of Paris in the mid-century.
Who created rock climbing?
Walter Parry Haskett Smith Rock climbing was first called a sport in the 1880s when there was an ascent of the Naples Needle that happened by Walter Parry Haskett Smith, often called “the (British) Father of Rock Climbing, who was bringing attention to the sport. This was made very popular because of its level of difficulty of the sport.