What you should take away from my vocab tangent is that buildering is the act of bouldering on buildings and walls. The notion of buildering has been teetering at the edge of my thoughts ever since I moved into my new apartment. There is a brick wall right beside the gated entrance that has half-inch deep slots between each brick, where the mortar resides. These virgin brick ledges, ripe with texture, are perfect single-pad crimps and are uniformly dispersed vertically and horizontally. The catch is that the wall is only about 6 feet high and a top-out would require an uncomfortable encounter with barbed wire.
I'm not sure if climbing gates and tall fences count as buildering, but I included this picture for the sake of feeling included in the buildering community, if there is such a thing. Please note that I'm not trying to be "cool" or "dangerous", I simply forgot my keys. I suppose that makes the picture a lot less interesting, but it is what it is.
I fully intend, from this day forward, to be much more aware of buildering opportunities in my every day routine.
Finally, there is the very odd/incredible climbing wall that was built on the arch dam Luzzone in Switzerland (as seen below). It's definitely not "real" rock climbing, it's not indoor climbing, and it's not quite buildering either. What is it, other than really fucking awesome?
I'm not sure if there is an answer to the question of it's identity, but I can tell you that the vertical distance is about 165 meters long, made up of 650 plastic holds, and the first holds start a few meters off the ground to deter casual visitors from climbing on them. Like I said, really fucking awesome.