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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Free activities include flying beamer and extreme shipwreck rides, a rock climbing wall, inflatable obstacle courses, all from All Star Events, among others. Austen Erblat,, "‘Fabulous Fourth Celebration’ to include flying beamer, extreme shipwreck, music, food and fireworks," 21 June 2019 Cucci, who emigrated to the United States four years ago, spent time teaching at rock climbing gyms and soccer camps but decided to focus on soccer after seeing the growth of the sport with Orlando City Soccer Club playing its first season in 2015. Kyle Arnold,, "Baby soccer in the mix for new Orlando complex," 28 June 2018 The beach is also famous for being a great spot to learn how to rock climb. Maxwell Williams, Condé Nast Traveler, "13 Best Beaches in Los Angeles," 28 Feb. 2018 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

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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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