Bouldering in Wales. Who Knew?

Where do sculpted, unclimbed sandstone blobs fill the beaches and vicious limestone pack the forests? Wales, apparently.

If you plan on watching more than a few seconds of “Underestimated,” you might as well book your ticket to Wales first.

Boulderers will find ocean-carved sandstone with wrinkles and rails all over the country’s coastline, and hard pulling on steep limestone elsewhere — evidently without looking all that hard.

The Wedge Climbing crew makes it look like badass climbs proliferate there like grassy leas, daffodils, and historically mediocre soccer — er — football teams.

Check it out, get stoked, and figure out your plans.

Runtime: 22 minutes

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Sam Anderson

Sam has roamed the American continent to follow adventures, explore natural wonders, and find good stories. After going to college to be a writer, he got distracted (or saved) by rock climbing and spent most of the next decade on the road, supporting himself with trade work. He's had addresses in the Adirondack Mountains, Las Vegas, and somehow Kansas, but his heart belongs in the Texas hill country.

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