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Bouldering entails climbing on small rock formations and boulders of usually no more than 6m in height, without ropes or harnesses.

Historically, it began as a training activity for more ambitious climbing and mountaineering pursuits, but has evolved into a sport in its own right.

Rock-climbing gyms and sports facilities in Munich were closed as a result of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, so athletes had become creative in their training methods. 

Mr Georg climbing a log pile while training for bouldering, in Kochel am See, Bavaria, Germany, on Sep 15, 2020. Title: Log Pile Bouldering © Adam Pretty, Australia, Getty Images

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