Bouldering and Problem Solving


In climbing, a “problem” is a large, technically difficult rock. Climbing it is referred to as “solving” by alpinists.

There is something gorgeously poetic and awesomely revealing in this little piece of bouldering trivia. It goes to show what Cicero said years ago about the importance of naming things correctly. Metaphorically speaking or not, attributing names to things helps us understand our place in the world.


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