The sport of bouldering does not end with “conquering” a boulder but, rather, “understanding” it. The sport’s founder is a mathematician and accomplished gymnast, while its most successful participants do not necessarily possess great strength. The Ibex Valley Bouldering Festival (not “Competition” … but “Festival”) is a good chance to see this sport and to try it. It begins at 9 a.m. on Aug. 3, at the gravel pit on the Old Alaska Highway. There will be live music, lunch and other entertainment. Info is available at yukonbouldering.blogspot.com or at 456-2477.
About The Author
Darrell Hookey was the first editor for What's Up Yukon, a position he held from 2005 to 2010. Starting in 2015 upon his return to Yukon, Darrell has rejoined the team as a freelance contributor to What's Up Yukon. His columns Include: Stepping Up, Dining Fine and I'm Just Saying.