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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
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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.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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One day, he tackled his first rock climb as a dare to impress a girl.
Now 33, and working in the local health department in Vicenza, he already has an impressive curriculum vitae: 250 rock climbs, 100 glacier climbs and four expeditions outside Europe.
The Grand Teton's North Ridge route featured about 1,000 feet of vertical, roped rock climbing and is one of the only alpine rock climbs in the lower 48 states.