Several times he climbed the only climbable place on the overhanging rock and peeped between the branches of a dwarfed cedar bush.
Within, there were at least two beaches with climbable ascents to the upper reaches inland.
He found a break in the cliff wall which was climbable, and he coaxed the wolverines after him.
Away over to the south—almost to Sinkhole Camp, in fact—was a ridge that was climbable on horseback.
He decided that they were climbable, but that he must wait awhile before he made the attempt.
There was no bare earth to take or hold footprints, and there was a climbable slope.
Old English climban "raise oneself using hands and feet; rise gradually, ascend; make an ascent of" (past tense clamb, past participle clumben, clumbe), from West Germanic *klimbanan "go up by clinging" (cf. Dutch klimmen "to climb," Old High German klimban, German klimmen). A strong verb in Old English, weak by 16c. Most other Germanic languages long ago dropped the -b. Meaning "to mount as if by climbing" is from mid-14c. Figurative sense of "rise slowly by effort" is from mid-13c. Related: Climbed; climbing.
1580s, "act of climbing," from climb (v.). Meaning "an ascent by climbing" is from 1915, originally in aviation.