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rock climbing

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noun
  1. the sport of climbing sheer rocky surfaces on the sides of mountains, often with the aid of special equipment.
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Related formsrock climber, noun
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Related Words for rock climbing

mountaineering, scaling

Examples from the Web for rock climbing

Historical Examples of rock climbing

  • I knew from my old days of rock-climbing what a complete obstacle the overhang of a cave is.

    Prester John

    John Buchan

  • Its easy enough if you have done any rock-climbing, and I can leave with the light.

    The Half-Hearted

    John Buchan

  • The obstacle looked decidedly formidable and the coolies had little or no experience of rock-climbing.

    Mount Everest the Reconnaissance, 1921

    Charles Kenneth Howard-Bury

  • We made little excursions to keep ourselves fit, and on one occasion enjoyed some rock-climbing.

    Mount Everest the Reconnaissance, 1921

    Charles Kenneth Howard-Bury


British Dictionary definitions for rock climbing

rock climbing

noun
  1. 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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