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.
Recent Examples on the Web Smith Rock State Park, a rock climbing destination in central Oregon, will reopen to the public May 14, state park officials confirmed Monday, though a few restrictions will be in place. oregonlive, "Smith Rock to reopen May 14; park officials tell Portlanders to stay away," 11 May 2020 In Salt Lake City, for example, the local rock climbing association has told climbers to stay away from outdoor cliffs, as there are simply too many rock climbers in the area to maintain a safe distance. Ula Chrobak, Popular Science, "A guide to safe outdoor activities during the coronavirus pandemic," 25 Mar. 2020 In the absence of the rock climbing gym, my dog is getting many social-distancing-approved walks around the neighborhood. Yvette D'entremont, SELF, "I'm a Scientist With Underlying Health Conditions. Here's How I'm Dealing With Coronavirus Concerns," 30 Mar. 2020 The reality star hasn’t shied away from the difficult parts of motherhood, and how her pregnancy put a strain on her relationship with Leonard, who is the founder of a rock climbing gym in Long Beach. Ashley Boucher,, "Bekah Martinez Accepts This Rose! See Her Bachelorette-Inspired Halloween Costume with Daughter Ruth," 1 Nov. 2019 Making the transition from pulling on plastic stones at your indoor rock climbing gym to clamoring real boulders requires a bit of gear and preparation. Popular Science, "The best bouldering accessories for your first rock climbing trip," 9 Sep. 2019 The event will have a variety of activities for all ages, like a rock climbing wall, bounce house, silly string fight, balloon artist, face painting, morning yoga, s’mores and a sports park with baseball, basketball and soccer for children. Tracy Maness, Houston Chronicle, "Support Bellaire parks through camping out Nov. 2-3," 14 Oct. 2019 Go rock climbing indoors Test your strength, balance and dexterity at an indoor rock climbing gym, where admission and equipment rental is usually less than $30 and includes gear. Arizona Republic, azcentral, "Summer in Arizona: Locals share 100 fun ways to survive the 100-degree heat in Phoenix," 1 July 2019 Actors got to ride zip-lines, play in a giant mud pit, and rock climb. Stacey Grant, Seventeen, "Go Behind the Scenes of Zombies 2's Catchiest Song," 17 Jan. 2020

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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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17 May 2020

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“Rock climbing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2020.

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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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