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An ‘extreme sport’ in which the participant climbs rock formations—including sheer rock faces—with or without ropes
Injury risk Abrasions, fractures, death

rock climbing

Sports medicine An 'extreme sport' in which the participant climbs rock formations, with or without ropes Injury risk Fractures, abrasions, death. See Extreme sports.
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Avoid any climbing system that could impale you if you should happen to slip.
The CB climbing systems are particularly interesting in that they can be installed in one crane lift, saving time and increasing safety, while the Multiflex system allows for large spans, and this reduces the number of parts that have to be moved, again improving efficiency.
Although there are scores of buildings currently under construction further north of the city at King Abdullah Financial District currently using ACS systems, when Nesma started to use the Turkish climbing system it adopted from MESA it was still a relatively new practice.
For years we've been using Summit's SOP Climbing System and Youth Safety Harness.
Thomas, who spent 15 years working for the Indian government's housing department before joining Multiplex in 2006, explains that the C1 tower has been built using the Jumpform automatic climbing system provided by Australian firm Fabquip.
When combined with the SOP Climbing System, these harnesses ensure absolute climbing safety the moment you leave the ground.
The surest way to remain attached at all times is to use a climbing system like Summit's Seat-O-The-Pants Climbing System (www.
Use a climbing belt to ascend and descend, or, better yet, a climbing system like the Seat-O-The-Pants (SOP) Climbing System (www.
To ensure total safety during these dangerous moments, use a climbing system of some type.
Previously, I had attached Summit's Climbing System to the tree so Dustin could attach his safety harness to the prussic knot and climb with absolutely no fear of falling.
I think the Seat-O-The-Pants harness and climbing system is top notch.
For the ultimate in safety once on stand, employ a Summit or other style climbing system that keeps you attached to a safety rope at all times.