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The Climbing Experience

We believe climbing is for everyone

The experience matters

Our Circuits

Founded in Fountainbleau, France, a world-class outdoor bouldering destination, the circuit concept explores climbing beyond hard grades and encourages different styles of movement across all difficulties. We’ve adapted this approach in our gyms through our color wheel—your guide to Bouldering Project climbing. Our professional setting teams leverage the tools of risk, intensity, and complexity to build stepping stones across our circuit wheel—to offer a path for growth through climbing at your own pace.

Circuit Guide
How Circuits Work

Our Routesetters

Routesetting is more than bolting holds to a wall. Each of our local routesetting teams is trained in BP setting philosophy and best practices so they can provide you with an engaging and rewarding climbing experience. At Bouldering Project, it’s about quality over quantity, progress over perfection, and creativity over conformity.

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Why is BP climbing so fun?

Because it’s designed by the most talented, experienced, and dedicated group of routesetters in the industry. BP’s obsession with quality, thirst for innovation, and dedication to development keeps our routesetters at the top of their game and drives them to create the most fun and inclusive climbing found anywhere. 

Youth & Adult Climbing Classes

Climbing is social, silly, frustrating, hilarious, inspiring, and so much more. Our goal is not to make the best climbers in the world—it’s share the love of climbing while meeting you where you are to help you progress and achieve your goals. Learn more.

Because it’s designed by the most talented, experienced, and dedicated group of routesetters in the industry. BP’s obsession with quality, thirst for innovation, and dedication to development keeps our routesetters at the top of their game and drives them to create the most fun and inclusive climbing found anywhere. 

Climbing is social, silly, frustrating, hilarious, inspiring, and so much more. Our goal is not to make the best climbers in the world—it’s share the love of climbing while meeting you where you are to help you progress and achieve your goals. Learn more.

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Climbing Glossary

Here’s a breakdown of some basic climbing terms.

The term bouldering refers to climbing close to the ground without the use of a rope. This can be done indoors and outdoors.

A description of how to climb a specific problem, usually refers to the best (ie. easiest) way.

It’s a Latin word meaning cross, and is the hardest bit of the route you’re climbing.

“Dyno,” refers to a dynamic climbing move where you are jump for your next hold—removing all four points of contact in the process.

To send, or complete, a climb on your first try.

These are the colored plastic shapes that we hold onto and put our feet on while climbing.

A slab refers to the angle of the climbing surface where the wall leans away from you and typically requires more technical footwork.

Our gyms feature geometric shapes, “volumes”, that are screwed onto the walls along with the plastic climbing holds. These are typically the same color as our wall and can be used for hands or feet with any circuit color.

Climbing Glossary