climbing wall


Definition of climbing wall

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

Examples of climbing wall in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Through research by Principal Kristin Moffitt and a committee, the brand-new center features everything from outdoor Legos to a rock-climbing wall. Robert Avery, Houston Chronicle, "How figs saved Friendswood," 2 Oct. 2020 This hotel in Reno has the highest outdoor artificial climbing wall in the U.S., bathtub beers, and more. Erinne Magee, Travel + Leisure, "You Can Climb the Tallest Outdoor Artificial Climbing Wall in the U.S. in Reno," 19 Sep. 2020 The party also includes amusement rides, a rock-climbing wall and marshmallow roasting. Alison Stanton, The Arizona Republic, "47 Halloween events around Phoenix scare up fun for all ages," 13 Sep. 2020 The Great Wolf Adventure Park is a 40,000 square foot family entertainment center with a ropes course, climbing wall, arcade and more. Karie Angell Luc,, "Great Wolf Gurnee water and adventure park reopening with masks requirements, temperature checks," 23 Aug. 2020 The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge then spoke with business owners at a café and visited new beach huts on the promenade, recently restored with the installation of public art, entertainment spaces, a climbing wall and water feature. Stephanie Petit,, "Kate Middleton and Prince William Share a Rare PDA Moment During Their Arcade Visit," 6 Aug. 2020 When one daughter requested a rock-climbing wall, the designers built a reading platform accessible by rope. Nikhita Mahtani, House Beautiful, "A 120-Year-Old Apartment Mixes Industrial-Chic and Family-Friendly," 14 July 2020 Then amp up the fun and scale a 50-foot outdoor climbing wall, play 18-hole disc golf (a quirky hybrid of golf and Frisbee), and ride 200-foot-long waterslides at the on-site water park. Meredith Rollins, Redbook, "The No-Fly, All-Fun Vacation," 13 July 2017 Walk to the pool, play one of the two 18-hole golf courses, bike, hike or try the climbing wall and adventure course. Julianne Ross, CNN Underscored, "Here’s how safe it is to book a vacation rental right now," 9 July 2020

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First Known Use of climbing wall

1956, in the meaning defined above

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6 Oct 2020

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“Climbing wall.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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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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