un·​climb·​able | \ˌən-ˈklī-mə-bəl \

Definition of unclimbable 

: not able to be climbed

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unclimbableness noun

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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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circa 1540, in the meaning defined above

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