rock climbing


: mountain climbing on rocky cliffs
rock climb intransitive verb
rock climber noun

Examples of rock climbing in a Sentence

a book about rock climbing We are going rock climbing.
Recent Examples on the Web Indoor rock climbing’s popularity has grown over the past decade, with 618 U.S. climbing gyms open in 2022, more than twice as many as in 2012, according to Climbing Business Journal. Benjy Egel, Sacramento Bee, 1 Feb. 2024 In the last several years, the Boise-area mountain has added dozens of miles of hiking and mountain biking trails, a mountain coaster, bungee jumping, rock climbing and disc golf. Nicole Blanchard, Idaho Statesman, 31 Jan. 2024 Like rock climbing, the sport entails a rope system — known as belaying — but differs in substantive ways. Lila Seidman, Los Angeles Times, 23 Jan. 2024 Campsite of the Week Activities: Hiking, rock climbing, horseback riding, motorcycle riding and mountain biking. Idaho Statesman, 31 Jan. 2024 This indoor sports facility with four locations offers inflatable bouncers, laser tag, rock climbing, bowling and video games. Samantha Sabin -, Charlotte Observer, 31 Jan. 2024 Pool party is at the Miami Springs Aquatic Center; 1401 Westward Dr., Miami Springs. North Beach What: The Miami Beach bash features rock climbing, an obstacle course, live music and roller skating at the Miami Beach Bandshell (skate rentals are available). Miami Herald, 30 Jan. 2024 The ugly sweater contest is at 7 p.m. Enjoy a game truck, food trucks, bounce house, arts and crafts, rock climbing and live music. The San Diego Union-Tribune Staff, San Diego Union-Tribune, 29 Nov. 2023 The year-round programming includes mountain biking, sailing, paddle sports, and indoor rock climbing, among others. Evie Carrick, Travel + Leisure, 29 Dec. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1875, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of rock climbing was in 1875

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“Rock climbing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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