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A sport to climb up mountains (usually with steep cliffs) or walls with one's hands and feet.

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Mount Everest

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Mount Everest (Tibetan: ཇོ་མོ་གླང་མ; Chinese: 珠穆朗玛峰; Nepali: सगरमाथा) is the highest mountain on earth, measuring 8,848 meters (29,029 ft) above sea level at its peak. It is located in the Mahalangur ...


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A rock cleft with vertical sides mostly parallel, large enough to fit the climber's body into. To climb such a structure, the climber often uses his head, back and feet to apply opposite pressure on ...


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A distinctive pile of stones placed to designate a summit or mark a trail, often above the treeline.


Sports; Climbing

To pull on a hold as hard as possible.


Sports; Climbing

To quickly move up a hand or a foot a small distance from one useful hold to another.


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To remove equipment from a route. A route that is free of loose vegetation and rocks. To complete a climb without falling or resting on the rope. Also see redpoint. In aid climbing, abbreviated ...


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To retreat from a climb.

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