climbing wall


Definition of climbing wall

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

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Writer Sharon Boorstin discovers climbing walls and submarine rides for the grandkids and a succulent ahi sandwich for her husband, Paul. Los Angeles Times, "Escapes: Elegance still reigns on trains. All aboard for Canada!," 22 Aug. 2019 Grammarians will applaud the lack of a hyphen in sport climbing; competitors will climb walls—not another sport., "One Year Out: What to Watch Ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics," 24 July 2019 Four music stages, BMX stunt bikes, a rock-climbing wall, mini-golf and more. Chris Foran, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "9 things you should be doing in Milwaukee this weekend, possibly Milwaukee's busiest weekend ever," 20 June 2019 In a San Francisco home designed by Regan Baker, the children have run of the basement, which features a craft room, plush, kids-sized sofas, and, perhaps most impressively, a rope and rock-climbing wall. Hadley Keller, House Beautiful, "What to Know about Building a Rock-Climbing Wall in Your Home," 12 June 2019 The three-day celebration of all things Italian includes food, and lots of it, from metro Detroit restaurants; Italian wines and beers; Friday night fireworks, and a family fun zone featuring a bounce house, petting zoo and rock-climbing wall. Greg Crawford, Detroit Free Press, "The weekend: Art fairs in Plymouth, Wyandotte; Italian, Polish fests in Sterling Heights," 10 July 2019 The Austin facility, a renovated warehouse, has a coffee bar, lounge area and wellness center with a rock-climbing wall, fitness classes and bike parking. Madison Iszler,, "H-E-B opens new Austin technology hub," 24 June 2019 For the families, there are also a ropes course, bike park, climbing wall and Frisbee golf course for summer pursuits in the ski destination town. Adrienne Jordan, USA TODAY, "Ski resorts are expanding summer activities; here are 7 that are year-round destinations," 5 June 2019 The Family Fun Zone will feature inflatables, climbing walls, water slides, games, live music and much more. Dr Pepper, USA TODAY, "Make this 4th of July the most memorable by celebrating in Music City!," 25 June 2019

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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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