un·​climb·​able | \ ˌən-ˈklī-mə-bəl How to pronounce unclimbable (audio) \

Definition of unclimbable

: not able to be climbed

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unclimbableness noun

Examples of unclimbable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The hills were covered in wide sprays of holly oak, then thick bushes, then slopes as unclimbable as paper. Ailsa Ross, Longreads, "Mountains, Transcending," 9 Aug. 2019 For a while, Nanda Devi was closed by the Indian government because it was considered unclimbable. Colleen Shalby, latimes.com, "Five bodies spotted in search for missing climbers in Himalayas," 3 June 2019 At 13, Fred and two friends reached the top of Mount Despair, a rugged 7,292-foot peak in the North Cascades that mountaineers had considered unclimbable. Robert D. Mcfadden, New York Times, "Fred Beckey, Conqueror and Chronicler of North American Peaks, Dies at 94," 31 Oct. 2017 In Coronado, Strickland said the suicide-prevention collaborative has been eyeing as a possible solution the kind of inward-tilting, unclimbable fencing that was installed on the Cold Spring Canyon Bridge in Santa Barbara County. John Wilkens, sandiegouniontribune.com, "New study looks at ways to stop suicides off Coronado bridge," 20 May 2017 The couple rambled across the globe, scaling previously unclimbable routes, setting a new metric for their sport. Jason Blevins, The Denver Post, "Tommy Caldwell’s “The Push” delivers far more than Dawn Wall, Patagonia climbing tales," 18 May 2017

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First Known Use of unclimbable

circa 1540, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unclimbable was circa 1540

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“Unclimbable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unclimbable. Accessed 4 Jul. 2020.

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