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Rock climbing

Rock climbing is a sport with the objective being to ascend a cliff while utilizing multiple safety devices.

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bouldering

Sports; Rock climbing

A form of rock climbing where the climber never goes high enough that a fall would result in any serious injury.

harness

Sports; Rock climbing

A safety system consisting of straps and loops that is worn around the waist and legs which is used to stop a climber when falling.

belay device

Sports; Rock climbing

A device that is controlled by a person on the ground in order to arrest the climber's falls and through which passes the rope that is tied to the climber.

crash pad

Sports; Rock climbing

A thick mattress used to soften the fall of a climber that is typically only used when bouldering.

quickdraw

Sports; Rock climbing

A safety device carried on a climber's harness that is used to attach to the rock surface in order to then insert the rope as the climber ascends. Typically, the climber carries several as they ...

carabiner

Sports; Rock climbing

A titanium, aluminum, or steel link with a gate that can be open and closed in order to connect a rope to a harness or other equipment.

chalk

Sports; Rock climbing

powder used to dry hands and improve gripping that is carried in pouch attached to climber's harness.

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