free-climbed; free-climbing; free-climbs

transitive + intransitive

: to climb something (such as a rock face) without using aids for support
free climber noun

Word History

First Known Use

1969, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of free-climb was in 1969

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“Free-climb.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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