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rock climbing

the sport of climbing sheer rocky surfaces on the sides of mountains, often with the aid of special equipment.
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rock climber, noun Unabridged
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  • You look like a strong, capable boy, but have you had any experience with rock climbing?

    Boy Scouts in Glacier Park Walter Prichard Eaton
  • The gap between this and the highest peak cost another ten minutes of stiff, but not in the least dangerous, rock climbing.

    Italian Alps

    Douglas William Freshfield
British Dictionary definitions for rock climbing

rock climbing

the technique and sport of climbing on steep rock faces, usually with ropes and other equipment and as part of a team or pair
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