Ugh, what a gumby.” Climbing vernacular folklore is used to create a sense of community among climbers. Knowing vernacular means that climbers are instantly accepted in different climbing locations, regardless of if they are locals. This is particularly important because climbers travel a lot to find the best climbing. The unique vernacular.
Aid Climbing The use of anything other than the natural rock features. Alpine Style Refers to canyoneering in a self-sufficient manner, thereby carrying all ones food, gear, ropes, equipment etc. as one descends the canyon. As opposed to siege style or (expedition style). Anchor Point where the rope is secured to the rock with bolts, rocks, slings,trees or other gear. Arete A narrow ridge.
Glossary: skiing terms, snowboarding slang, and snow words. Here’s my master list of skiing terms and snowboarding slang, as well as other snow-related words and terminology. I’ve consulted a variety of sources, including books, online glossaries, instructional articles, and general purpose dictionaries. If a term is highlighted with a hyperlink, clicking it will bring you to a post with.Rock quality is poor, but the moves make up for it. Probably soft for 12 but I took me a very long time to put it together. Only two days this spring though! Progression!! Probably soft for 12 but I took me a very long time to put it together.Top roping: Ascending a rock climbing route protected by a rope anchored at the top and protected by a belayer below; Traditional climbing (more casually known as Trad climbing) is a form of climbing without fixed anchors and bolts. Climbers place removable protection such as camming devices, nuts, and other passive and active protection that holds the rope to the rock (via the use of.
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A slang word, used usually to describe a difficult or uncomfortable hold, often one that tears the skin on the hand. Bump To quickly move up a hand or a foot a small distance from one useful hold to another. Buildering The art of climbing on buildings, which is often illegal. Buttress A prominent feature that juts out from a rock or mountain. C. Cairn A distinctive pile of stones placed to.Read More
ANCHOR Any device or method for securing a climber to a rock face to prevent a fall, hoist a load, or redirect a rope. ARETE An acute edge formed by two intersecting planes of rock. Can be blunt and rounded or sharply defined. The corner of a brick building is a good example of an arete. ARMBAR Arm position formed by pressing a palm against one side of a crack with the elbow against the other.Read More
Rock climbing is the sport or activity of climbing rock faces, especially with the aid of ropes and special equipment.The concept is to reach an end point, or a summit, of a rock face or structure. This can be done with specific equipment, depending on the difficulty and severity of the climb.Read More
An expansion bolt (think: a big metal Rawlplug) fixed permanently into the rock face to protect a climb, thus removing the adventure climbing aspect. Used widely in France and other parts of the Continent; used sparingly (on average) in the UK, but some crags (such as Portland or Lower Pen Trwyn or some Welsh slate) are almost entirely bolt-protected. Arguments about bolts are unceasing on.Read More
Matt Samet has written hands down the most wickedly funny prose in climbing’s considerable compendium. When I started as an intern, and then associate editor, of Rock and Ice, he was my first mentor, and he taught me so much of what I know. I’m excited to announce that Samet has released the Climbing Dictionary—an essential compilation of our own slang, terms, neologisms and lingo.Read More
A slang term for a dynamic move from one climbing hold to another. A dyno requires explosive movement and often means that during the leap or lunge, the climber won’t be touching the rock at all. A dyno requires explosive movement and often means that during the leap or lunge, the climber won’t be touching the rock at all.Read More
Related: Unsent—10 New Slang Terms for Climbing Gear; Beach Bash (n.) When a crag looks more like a party zone than a climbing area, packed with hammocks, bluetooth speakers, and more people hanging out tanning, snacking, and gabbing than climbing.Read More
For a book that's been sorely needed for a long time, only one writer could have authored the Climbing Dictionary by keeping it stylistically a lot like climbing: witty, adventurous, and often presenting the unexpected.just around the corner. That writer is Matt Samet. This book is a great read and will make an awesome present for your favorite crag frequenter (p. 60) or gym rat (p. 180) in.Read More