Cordee outdoor books maps guides mountains
Cordee outdoor books maps guides mountains
Go to Basket/Checkout | Sign In | +44 (0)1455 611185
Visit the Cordee Facebook wall View our Tweets!

Climbing » Bouldering
Climbing » Narratives
Climbing » Technique

The Boulder

A Philosophy for Bouldering


An enlightening book, this is an inspired collection of thoughts on the practice of bouldering, bringing it into conversation with arts and sports as varied as architecture, dance, skateboarding, painting, parkour, martial arts and gymnastics. Reading it will enrich your climbing and encourage you to appreciate the natural physicality and artful play of bouldering. Francis Sanzaro, a boulderer and academic, shows how the pursuit of bouldering is a philosophy which can be improved and strengthened just like a muscle, benefiting both body and soul.

This is the first book to explore the philosophy of bouldering and give boulderers a unique voice of their own - accessible and inspiring writing from a real philosopher.

From the preface by John Gill: 'Finding a climber who perceives bouldering as a moving meditation, or one who values form and style far beyond difficulty, is a daunting task . . . bouldering needs its own analytical literature. In this book, Francis Sanzaro takes a significant step in that direction.'

Francis Sanzaro is a climber and philosopher who believes that thinking about climbing is good for you and necessary for the sport. He lives in Baltimore, USA.

Sorry no stock. We're waiting for the publisher to supply. Please email for more information.


Cordee Code: CNB042
No of Pages: 192
Page Size: 129 x 198 mm
ISBN 10: 0954877993
ISBN 13: 9780954877996
Publisher: Stone Country Press Ltd
Published Date: April 2013
Edition: 1 ed , Apr-2013
Binding: Paperback
Illustrations: b&w photos
Weight: 230g

Other titles of interest:

Rock Warrior's Way

Mental training for climbers


New stock expected 01/10/2020

How to Climb Harder

Mark Reeves


In Stock

Espresso Lessons: From the Rock Warrior's Way


New stock expected 24/09/2020

9 out of 10 climbers make the same mistakes

Dave MacLeod


In Stock

Fairhead Bouldering Guide


In Stock

Peak Bouldering, 2nd edition



In Stock

Bouldering Essentials

The Complete Guide to Bouldering


In Stock

Essential Fontainebleau, 2nd edition

A Stone Country Bouldering Guide


In Stock

North York Moors and East Coast Bouldering



In Stock

Boulder Scotland, 3rd edition

A Stone Country Bouldering Guide


In Stock

Font Bloc Volume 2 - Jingo Wobbly

Fontainebleau Top Secret


In Stock

Better Bouldering (3rd Edition)

Falcon Guide - How to Climb Series


New stock expected 23/07/2020

  Click to Close [X]  

Cordee Ltd • 11 Jacknell Road • Dodwells Bridge Industrial Estate • Hinckley • LE10 3BS • UK
Tel: +44 (0) 1455 611185 • Fax: +44 (0) 1455 635687

© 2017 Cordee Ltd. All rights reserved.