rock climbing

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

Origin of rock climbing

First recorded in 1840–45

Other words from rock climbing

  • rock climber, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for rock climbing

rock climbing

  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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