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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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In "Ascend with Ease," (Tried & True, page 18) Tony Peterson lists outstanding climbing systems with enclosed steps or rungs.
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.
Bob basically told me to suck it up, make sure I was buckled into the Summit Climbing System, and take it slow.
Called the Climbing System, it is a 30-foot rope tethered to the tree above your stand and extending to the ground.
My family is counting on me, so now I would never climb a tree without a fail-proof climbing system.
When she was finished I helped her get all of her gear back on and clipped her into the Seat-O-The-Pants (SOP) Climbing System.
CLIMBING SYSTEMS: The first step is finding a climbing system that you feel comfortable using.
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.