climbing wall


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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The Hippy Tonk includes access to a pool and climbing wall. Margaret Littman, Condé Nast Traveler, 14 Feb. 2023 The big kids’ side features a 35-foot climbing tower, buckets that drop water on people standing beneath it, a modern version of a New Age spinner and a kid-sized climbing wall that looks like mountains and clouds. Dallas News, 3 Nov. 2022 Plans call for replacing the pool, adding 25-meter lap lanes, adding a 15-foot slide and climbing wall and creating a shallow water play area. Megan Becka, cleveland, 2 Nov. 2022 Other highlights include a movie theater, a wine cellar, a tanning room, a gift-wrapping room and a climbing wall that leads up to a conservatory. Abby Montanez, Robb Report, 1 Nov. 2022 Together our findings suggest that going through an extreme haunted attraction provides gains similar to choosing to run a 5K race or tackling a difficult climbing wall. Margee Kerr, Discover Magazine, 26 Oct. 2018 Your family can also try activities like go-karts, a climbing wall and mini golf on your own. Karen Cicero, Good Housekeeping, 19 Dec. 2022 But nothing could keep Herr from the climbing wall. Discover Magazine, 25 Jan. 2011 Dick’s launched House of Sport in 2021 in Victor, N.Y., outside Rochester, with features including a running track, rock-climbing wall, batting cage, golf simulator, and putting green, along with apparel and other merchandise. Catherine Carlock,, 2 Feb. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1956, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of climbing wall was in 1956

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Cite this Entry

“Climbing wall.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Mar. 2023.

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