climbing wall


Definition of climbing wall

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

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On a recent visit, Tencent employees were on the bridge at the 21st floor, playing ping pong and basketball together and lining up for a rock-climbing wall. Dominique Fong And Shan Li, WSJ, "In the Office of Tomorrow, Tech Takes a Load Off—but Watch Out for Weight Gain," 22 Jan. 2019 Two new water slides Mariner, called Cyclone and Typhoon, spiral around the back of the ship near the new FlowRider surfing pool and Mariner's existing rock-climbing wall. Gene Sloan, USA TODAY, "Royal Caribbean ups ante for short cruises from Miami with revamped Mariner of the Seas," 22 June 2018 Hotels are marketing themselves as smoke-free and, in place of casinos, have added diversions like bocce courts and climbing walls. Conor Dougherty, New York Times, "California Housing Problems Are Spilling Across Its Borders," 20 Mar. 2018 In addition, the properties offer ropes courses, climbing walls, miniature golf and arcade games (all of these have additional fees). New York Times, "Looking for a Weekend Escape? Here Are 5 Family-Friendly Options," 6 July 2018 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

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1956, in the meaning defined above

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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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