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 According to his website, Kellett's hobbies include rock climbing, playing guitar, skiing, white-water kayaking and working with anything mechanical. Scott Horner, The Indianapolis Star, "What to know about the Indy 500 and IndyCar driver Dalton Kellett," 12 May 2021 Naids’ training includes rock climbing, running and weightlifting with his wife, Elena. Alyson Rockhold, Chron, "What it takes to be an 'American Ninja Warrior,' according to Houstonians who've done it," 7 May 2021 And if your interests include power tools, remote adventure destinations, or high-risk pursuits like rock climbing, having access to a first aid kit is essential. Adrienne Donica, Popular Mechanics, "The Best First Aid Kits to Keep on You For Emergencies," 5 May 2021 Or give rock climbing a try, at Shaker Rocks in Shaker Heights, Nosotros in downtown Cleveland and Lakewood, Kendall Cliffs in Peninsula, all offering day passes and equipment rentals. Susan Glaser, cleveland, "Spring break ideas 2021: Cleveland-area suggestions for a much-needed day(s) off," 16 Mar. 2021 Every February in Johnson Valley, California, more than 300 teams (a driver and a navigator in one car) compete in front of more than 35,000 fans racing the desert and rock climbing. Jamie L. Lareau, Detroit Free Press, "GM engineer's home-built race cars inspire Hummer EV innovations," 18 Dec. 2020 Prohaska is a Tucson native who started rock climbing at 15, then worked as a research technician and industrial climber for Biosphere 2 before plying his climbing skills as a rigger for circuses and concerts. Daniel Glick, Scientific American, "Can the Amazon Save the Planet?," 3 Apr. 2017 West Virginia is an outdoor-lover's paradise, with 2,032 miles of whitewater, 4,000 rock climbing routes, 1.5 million acres of public lands, 1,500 miles of public trails, and America's most recent national park: New River Gorge Park and Preserve. Liz Cantrell, Travel + Leisure, "West Virginia’s New Remote Worker Program Will Pay You $12,000 to Move There," 12 Apr. 2021 Red Rock is home to hiking, horseback riding, bike trails, and rock climbing, while in the Valley of Fire, adventure-seekers can bask in the splendor of the monumental (and yes, also red) rock formations. Maya Kachroo-levine, Travel + Leisure, "Las Vegas Travel Guide," 2 Mar. 2021

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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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14 May 2021

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“Rock climbing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 May. 2021.

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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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