climbing wall


Definition of climbing wall 

: a wall specially designed for climbing and often built to simulate a rocky surface

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The presence of various mounts—a horse plus a variety of special monsters that can climb walls, jump high, or fly—can also speed up exploration, both by boosting your movement speed and sending smaller enemies flying. Andrew Cunningham, Ars Technica, "Review: Dragon Quest XI looks new but feels old," 4 Sep. 2018 Also a membership club, the 150-room Carillon Miami Wellness Resort features a two-story fitness center with a rooftop pool, rock-climbing wall and more than 300 fitness classes weekly, including beach boot camp. Elaine Glusac, New York Times, "Your Next Trip Might Change Your Life," 1 June 2018 These locations have rope courses, rock-climbing walls, laser tag and, wait for it, BUMPER CARS. Anna Caplan, star-telegram, "Kids already bored this summer? Break the monotony at these tasty gaming destinations," 28 June 2018 There’s a children’s area, a family area, a rock-climbing wall. Geoff Bruce, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Dance the night away at Hartland's annual street dance July 21," 9 July 2018 Hands-on activities include paddling on Winton Lake, climbing wall, live animal encounters and fishing. Luann Gibbs,, "Cincinnati events: Fun and free events this weekend," 12 July 2018 Fourth at the Fountain Stay active before the fireworks with bounce houses, a rock-climbing wall and dancing to the beat of live music from DJ Steve Grosz. Jessica Suriano, azcentral, "23 places to watch Fourth of July fireworks in metro Phoenix," 18 June 2018 Buffalo RiverWorks is a recreational complex occupying several structures of a former grain-milling facility along the Buffalo River, including old grain silos that now have 35-, 40- and 50-foot climbing walls, both inside and outside. Amy Thomas, New York Times, "36 Hours in Buffalo," 28 June 2018 When that time runs out guests can enjoy unlimited access to the aqua park area and play on a water trampoline, slides, climbing walls, or just float around on the complimentary saddle floats. Daniela Sternitzky-di Napoli, Houston Chronicle, "Floating water park opening on Lake Travis just in time for the peak of summer," 25 June 2018

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First Known Use of climbing wall

1956, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of climbing wall was in 1956

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English Language Learners Definition of climbing wall

: a wall that is specially designed to be climbed and that is used to develop the skills needed for climbing mountains and cliffs

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