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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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This aspect of body culture may be confounding to rock climbers, as they may struggle with finding the right balance between muscularity and being light to optimize their performance.
Granite, and all of the rocks in the granitic family, are definitely the most sought-after types of stone to climb," says Sarah Garlick, a geologist and rock climber who wrote a guide to the geology of world-famous rock-climbing sites.
Pulley ruptures are an injury unique to rock climbers.
Rock climbers "are like rare birds - it's hard to capture them in their native environment because it's a vertical rock wall," Rosen said.
As rock climbers are loyalists to their local climbing areas, they are also loyalists to their local outdoor outfitters," McDaniel said, adding her competitors are national companies such as Prana, Krieg and Misty Mountain.
The custom-built wall was created to help train rock climbers and would-be mountaineers, and is also very popular with outdoor pursuits fans.
Extreme sports" artist Lupi was first inspired by the rock climbers who frequent the north Georgia mountains where she lives.
Snappy profiles of renowned chefs, each shown playfully preparing his signature vegetable, compete for readers' attentions with full-color spreads of rock climbers and a down-home Denver wedding.
Apparently, someone with a personal vendetta against rock climbers discovered that a snail population in one location might be affected by climbers.
Also known as arbutus or madrona, these large, red-barked trees cling to the cliffs above Puget Sound like well-muscled rock climbers.
This is the gripping story of a group of American rock climbers in their early twenties who were kidnapped, held hostage, and managed to escape from fanatic militants of the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan in Central Asia.