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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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Also, all of the participating staff members should either be certified rock climbing instructors or "checked-off" by the residential facility as qualified to lead rock-climbing activities.
The park offers miles of hiking and cycling trails of varying degrees of difficulty, and rock-climbing for all skill levels.
And despite the image of rugged individualism and ruddy outdoorsiness that SUVs are meant to project, market research from the car manufacturers themselves indicate that most SUV owners are bad-driving, self-absorbed urbanites who actually don't spend a lot of time on mountain trails looking for rock-climbing opportunities.
Rock climbing among the Shawangunk Mountains dates back to 1935 when Fritz Wiessner, a German immigrant and accomplished mountaineer, established the first rock-climbing route.
Matt had to save his hands for the rock-climbing trip planned for the next day.
Of course, it was only the loo's rock construction that attracted Rothman, 20, and a couple of his rock-climbing friends.
Rock-climbing passion evolves into rope-making business
Some sports stores have rock-climbing walls, courses, and camps.
The cruise ship boasts an ice-skating rink, a rock-climbing wall, a 1,350-seat theater, a mini-golf course and a large casino.
Rock-climbing gyms with walls higher than forty-five feet have sprung up all around the country.
At the base of Millennium Tower, residents will be able to enjoy a remarkable 140,000 square-foot gym equipped with a 25-yard swimming pool, 3-story rock-climbing wall, and a unique interactive sports center that simulates golf, skiing, kayaking, wind surfing, sculling, boxing, and many other popular sports.
He was instrumental in developing and refining rock-climbing techniques now in general use, such as the ropework he learned on a Sierra Club High Trip from Englishman Robert Underhill.