What does rock climbing mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. rock climbing(noun)

    the sport or pastime of scaling rock masses on mountain sides (especially with the help of ropes and special equipment)


  1. rock climbing(Noun)

    The sport of scaling rock faces, either with or without ropes and other equipment.


  1. Rock climbing

    Rock climbing is an activity in which participants climb up, down or across natural rock formations or artificial rock walls. The goal is to reach the summit of a formation or the endpoint of a pre-defined route without falling. To successfully complete a climb you must return to base safely, due to the length and extended endurance required accidents are more likely to happen on decent than ascent, especially on the larger multiple pitches. Rock climbing competitions have objectives of completing the route in the quickest possible time or the farthest along an increasingly difficult route. Scrambling, another activity involving the scaling of hills and similar formations, is similar to rock climbing. However, rock climbing is generally differentiated by its sustained use of hands to support the climber's weight as well as to provide balance. Rock climbing is a physically and mentally demanding sport, one that often tests a climber's strength, endurance, agility and balance along with mental control. It can be a dangerous sport and knowledge of proper climbing techniques and usage of specialised climbing equipment is crucial for the safe completion of routes. Because of the wide range and variety of rock formations around the world, rock climbing has been separated into several different styles and sub-disciplines. While not an Olympic event, rock climbing is recognized by the International Olympic Committee as a sport.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of rock climbing in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of rock climbing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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