Research in Outdoor Education


Bouldering is a branch of rock climbing that has introduced unique impacts and concerns for land managers and local climbing organizations. The Access Fund, a climbing advocacy organization, is currently working on an initiative called The Boulder Project to educate boulderers on how to collaborate with land managers and maintain bouldering areas. There is currently a lack of research on the concerns of land management agencies regarding the behavior and impact of boulderers. The purpose of this study was to determine the best practices for minimal impact development and maintenance of bouldering areas according to land management agencies in the United States.