Welcome to the Art and Science of Bouldering! This 237 page e-book is an extension to our printed german book Lizenz zum Bouldern. You find all the content of that book in here, much of it has been updated with interactive elements added. Download your copy here.
The interactive features are the parts that take you beyond the basic reading experience, where you're just looking at a page, and give you a deeper experience, like hyperlinks that let you navigate around the file. Our test readers reported that they felt more drawn in and thus held their attention longer compared to printed books. The book is designed to be read on screen, though if you want you can print it out too.
... is an ebook based on our (German) book "Lizenz zum Bouldern" (see teaser below) we are developing at the moment.
Read the rave reviews for the book here:
"I, you, he, she, it boulders. We, you, they know: Bouldering is great. Generally, you don't need to know more, if anything. You can do it just like that. If you (or others) try to find out what bouldering is all about, some tested catchphrases, nowadays found in almost any outdoor guide book, are usually enough by itself to create an appealing image. And that's a good thing.
But what if you want to know more, if you want to explore this topic in depth and say something about the phenomenon bouldering that differs from stereotypical views: then you write a book about it, like Udo ”Udini“ Neumann did. Why he named this book ”Lizenz zum Bouldern“, in connection with another book by this author (Lizenz zum Klettern), is understandable. It goes without saying that this book is not about fancy words, but about providing a deeper understanding. Its pinch of scientific content is well dosed. However, ”Lizenz zum Bouldern“, just like another book by Udini, ”Der XI. Grad“, also is not a training guide. What these two works have in common, however, is their evocativeness, conveyed by fun-to-look-at layouts and graphics as well as intelligent and humorous, but in no way know-all texts that make your fingertips sweat.
This page-turner makes you want to know more, to go out there and do it – bouldering.
Complete novelties are the elaborately arranged video analyses of various bouldering world cups. Sounds boring, but it's extremely interesting to take a closer look at the approach of people that know how to do it. The accompanying analyses are enlightening and may be relied upon: as a coach of the DAV national bouldering team Udo knows, what he is talking about.
Overall, a gem with an unmistakable Udini-style that belongs on every bookshelf, not far from the latest issue of CLIMAX."
– Climax (Austria)
more reviews after the jump!