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I am an amateur mountain climber. Once or twice a year I go off to Chamonix in the French Alps, under Mont Blanc, and with a guide do treks that include rock climbing at high altitude.
Robert Littell

Meaning of "rock climbing" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF ROCK CLIMBING

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ROCK CLIMBING

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Rock climbing is a noun.
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WHAT DOES ROCK CLIMBING MEAN IN ENGLISH?

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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 usually pre-defined route without falling. To successfully complete a climb, one must return to the base of the route safely. Due to the length and extended endurance required, accidents are more likely to happen on descent than ascent, especially on the larger multiple pitches. Rock climbing competitions have the objectives of either completing the route in the quickest possible time or attaining the farthest point on 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.

Definition of rock climbing in the English dictionary

The definition of rock climbing in the dictionary is the technique and sport of climbing on steep rock faces, usually with ropes and other equipment and as part of a team or pair.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ROCK CLIMBING

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rock carving
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rock chopper
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rock cod
rock cress
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rock cycle
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rock face
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WORDS THAT END LIKE ROCK CLIMBING

aid climbing
artificial climbing
beachcombing
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climbing
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hill climbing
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social climbing
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Synonyms and antonyms of rock climbing in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «rock climbing» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ROCK CLIMBING

Find out the translation of rock climbing to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of rock climbing from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «rock climbing» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

攀岩
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

escalada en roca
570 millions of speakers

English

rock climbing
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

रॉक क्लिंबिंग
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

تَسَلُّقُ الصُخُور
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

скалолазание
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

alpinismo
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

শিলা ক্লাইম্বিং
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

escalade
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

memanjat batu
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Klettern
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ロッククライミング
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

암벽타기
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Panjat Tebing
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

môn leo núi đá
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ராக் ஏறும்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

रॉक क्लाइंबिंग
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Kaya tırmanışı
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

scalata
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

wspinaczka górska
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

скелелазіння
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

alpinism
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

αναρρίχηση
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

rotsklim
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

bergsklättring
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

fjellklatring
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of rock climbing

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ROCK CLIMBING»

The term «rock climbing» is quite widely used and occupies the 24.679 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about rock climbing

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9 QUOTES WITH «ROCK CLIMBING»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word rock climbing.
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Christa B. Allen
Along with rock climbing, I hike and I like to go to the beach, anything outdoors and anything that takes me out of the everyday.
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Nolan Gould
I like reading, writing, hiking, camping, free running, surfing, rock climbing, long boarding, and so much more.
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Jennifer Lawrence
I've done archery for about six weeks, and rock climbing, tree climbing - and combat, running and vaulting. But also yoga and things like that, to stay catlike!
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Melissa Leo
I have some close friends I keep in touch with. I knit. I watch a little too much TV. I ski, if the weather's right for that. If I can find a group of buddies, I go rock climbing.
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Jason Lewis
One of the questions I get asked a lot is, 'What do you do to stay in shape?' My glib answer is, 'I play.' But I mean it. Sure, I go to the gym, but I don't spend my life there. Most of my activity is outdoors, whether it's basketball or mountain biking or rock climbing.
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Robert Littell
I am an amateur mountain climber. Once or twice a year I go off to Chamonix in the French Alps, under Mont Blanc, and with a guide do treks that include rock climbing at high altitude.
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Jason Momoa
I grew up rock climbing.
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Jo Nesbo
In most sports, your brain and your body will cooperate... But in rock climbing, it is the other way around. Your brain doesn't see the point in climbing upwards. Your brain will tell you to keep as low as possible, to cling to the wall and not get any higher. You have to have your brain persuading your body to do the right movements.
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Madeline Zima
I think a great first date would be something different... not like movies or going to dinner... going rock climbing together... doing an activity and then going to dinner, so that you guys share an experience, and then you have something to talk about, and it's not the same old thing.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ROCK CLIMBING»

Discover the use of rock climbing in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to rock climbing and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Rock Climbing: Mastering Basic Skills
Presentsnts an instructional guide to mastering the basic skills of rock climbing for beginning and intermediate climbers, with information on equipment, technique, exercise, and safety. Includes illustrations.
Craig Luebben, 2011
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Performance Rock Climbing
Handbook for experienced climbers covers all the physical and psychological aspects of climbing training.
Dale Goddard, Udo Neumann, 1993
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Rock Climbing Anchors: A Comprehensive Guide
Since then, he taught rock climbing to hundreds of clients and has conducted self-rescue clinics across the United States. He distills more than twenty-five years of experience into Rock Climbing Anchors.
Craig Luebben, 2007
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Rock Climbing Lake Tahoe
This guide to the Lake Tahoe basin features new maps, new routes, and exquisite cliff drawings.
Mike Carville, 1999
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Rock Climbing
Discusses basic techniques, equipment, and strategies necessary to maximize skills in rock climbing.
Neil Champion, 2009
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Rock Climbing: The Ultimate Guide
Rock Climbing: The Ultimate Guide covers the history of rock climbing in the United States from its origins to the present day, documenting the importance and vitality of the popular sport.
Victoria Robinson, 2013
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Rock Climbing Virginia, West Virginia, and Maryland
Rock Climbing Virginia, West Virginia, and Maryland describes more than 1200 routes at twenty-three different areas, from popular topropes at Great Falls to the 300-foot multipitch classics at Seneca Rocks.
Eric J. Hörst, 2001
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Rock Climbing
Rock climbing is one of the most popular pastimes in the world, and this book is designed for anyone who wishes to take it up as a sport. It covers subjects including equipment, knots, belaying, leading, seconding and abseiling.
Pete Hill, 2013
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Advanced rock climbing
The guide covers both sport and traditional climbing, and self-rescue techniques, in Long's easy-to-read, entertaining style.
John Long, Craig Luebben, 1997
10
Rock Climbing
Details the history, equipment, techniques, and competitions of rock climbing.
Pat Ryan, 2005

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ROCK CLIMBING»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term rock climbing is used in the context of the following news items.
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Big rock fall in Yosemite alters climbing route on Half Dome
Park officials lack firm numbers for how many people scale Half Dome each year because no permits are required for technical rock climbing there. But one local ... «Yahoo News, Jul 15»
2
You Can Now Go Rock Climbing On Google Street View
Hill was the first person to climb the 3,000 foot 'Nose' of El Capitan using just her fingers and feet (ropes were only there to catch her if she fell). Honnold climbed ... «Popular Science, Jun 15»
3
Niskayuna man dies in rock-climbing fall
GARDINER, N.Y. (AP) — State police say an Albany-area man has died in a 50-foot fall while rock climbing in a nature preserve in New York's Shawangunk ... «Albany Times Union, Jun 15»
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Man dies after rock climbing fall near Cedar City
A man died after falling between 20 and 30 feet while rock climbing with friends ... The 19-year-old man was climbing a mountainside near state Route 14, Cedar ... «Deseret News, Jun 15»
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Police ID 23-year-old killed in rock climbing accident
Cache County Search and Rescue and the Logan Fire Department responded to the accident in Green Canyon around 3 p.m. Thursday, according to the Cache ... «KSL.com, May 15»
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GoPro captured final moments before climbing legend's death
“In this sport you have a fraction of a second to make a life-or-death decision,” said Tom Evans, a Yosemite photographer, who writes about rock climbing. «New York Post, May 15»
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Rock Climbing Visionary Dean Potter, Fellow Climber Graham Hunt …
A resident of Yosemite, Potter redefined the boundaries of climbing with solo ascents of famous rock faces without a rope or tether, taking just a small parachute ... «KTLA, May 15»
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Patagonia to pay $4000 fine for using illegal climbing routes in …
Outdoor clothing company Patagonia said Tuesday it has agreed to pay a $4,000 settlement to Capitol Reef National Park in Utah after rock climbing policies ... «The Guardian, Sep 14»
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Seattle man dies rock climbing in British Columbia
Gray was climbing with friends on a rock-climbing site called Skaha Bluffs. ... was rappelling down during his third climb of the day when he fell about 25 feet. «The Seattle Times, Sep 14»
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Lucas Drummond, 16, plummeted to death on Costa Rica rock
The parents of a 16-year-old British schoolboy who plummeted to his death while leading a rock climbing expedition in Costa Rica have paid tribute to their ... «Daily Mail, Apr 14»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Rock climbing [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/rock-climbing>. Mar 2020 ».
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