rock climbing


Definition of rock climbing 

: mountain climbing on rocky cliffs

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Other Words from rock climbing

rock climb intransitive verb
rock climber noun

Examples of rock climbing in a Sentence

a book about rock climbing We are going rock climbing.

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The first Baltimore City site for Earth Treks will include a 20,000-square-foot indoor climbing gym and facilities for bouldering, a form of rock climbing on large boulders without the use of weight-bearing equipment. Lorraine Mirabella,, "Earth Treks climbing gym will open Wednesday at Union Collective complex in Medfield," 5 June 2018 Activities included interactive games, a rock climbing wall, mini golf, arts and crafts and a water day to close out the week. Staff Report, Houston Chronicle, "Periwinkle Day Camp brings joy to campers battling cancer and life-threating illnesses," 3 July 2018 Rock Climbing Gecko ParX offers free rock climbing with purchase of any jump pass. Mary Lou Cruz,, "Davie area events July 18-28," 14 July 2018 GlowZone, at 13150 Breton Ridge St. in Willowbrook, also features a rock climbing wall, arcade, and miniature golf. Fernando Alfonso Iii, Houston Chronicle, "Peek inside the indoor play park GlowZone is now open in northwest Houston," 19 June 2018 The spewed rock climbed to a height as tall as Mount Everest before coming to rest. New York Times, "Letter of Recommendation: Asteroid Day," 20 June 2018 Older kids can rock climb, hop on a roller coaster, or even bungee jump., "Things to do in Greater Boston this summer," 15 June 2018 For her, a hard workout includes carrying most of her rock climbing gear, plus food and water, in her pack to the climbing area, using two hiking sticks and a leg brace made out of carbon fiber. Laura Schwecherl, SELF, "13 Athletes Share How They Recover After a Tough Workout," 14 July 2018 Activities include games, inflatables, fire truck, give-a-ways, a rock climbing wall, D.A.R.E. car and a D. J. from radio 104.7. Staff Report, Daily Southtown, "Church news," 3 July 2018

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First Known Use of rock climbing

1875, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of rock climbing was in 1875

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English Language Learners Definition of rock climbing

: the sport or activity of climbing the steep sides of a mountain or cliff

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