rock climbing


the sport of climbing sheer rocky surfaces on the sides of mountains, often with the aid of special equipment.

OTHER WORDS FROM rock climbing

rock climber, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for rock climbing

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

    The Half-Hearted|John Buchan
  • I knew from my old days of rock-climbing what a complete obstacle the overhang of a cave is.

    Prester John|John Buchan

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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