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rock climbing

noun
1.
the sport of climbing sheer rocky surfaces on the sides of mountains, often with the aid of special equipment.
Related forms
rock climber, noun
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Examples from the Web for rock-climbing
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  • Its easy enough if you have done any rock-climbing, and I can leave with the light.

    The Half-Hearted John Buchan
  • I knew from my old days of rock-climbing what a complete obstacle the overhang of a cave is.

    Prester John John Buchan
  • We made little excursions to keep ourselves fit, and on one occasion enjoyed some rock-climbing.

    Mount Everest the Reconnaissance, 1921 Charles Kenneth Howard-Bury
  • The obstacle looked decidedly formidable and the coolies had little or no experience of rock-climbing.

    Mount Everest the Reconnaissance, 1921 Charles Kenneth Howard-Bury
British Dictionary definitions for rock-climbing

rock climbing

noun
1.
the technique and sport of climbing on steep rock faces, usually with ropes and other equipment and as part of a team or pair
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