aid climbing

noun rock climbing using objects such as pegs placed in the rock. Compare with free climbing.
aid climb noun & verb

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  • Aid climbing — is a style of climbing in which fixed or placed protection is used to make upward progress. In the Yosemite Decimal System used in the US, it is sometimes called 6th class climbing.The term contrasts with free climbing in which no artificial aids …   Wikipedia

  • aid climbing — noun Rock climbing using spikes, ladders or other fixed aids, opp to free climbing • • • Main Entry: ↑aid * * * ˈaid climbing 7 [aid climbing] (also …   Useful english dictionary

  • aid climbing — noun a type of rock climbing characterized by using equipment to make upward progress, as opposed to using the equipment solely for safety or for belays …   Wiktionary

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  • Climbing equipment — A wide range of equipment is used during rock climbing. The most popular types of climbing equipment are briefly described in this article. The article on protecting a climb describes equipment commonly used to protect a climber against the… …   Wikipedia

  • Climbing styles — Rock climbing may be divided into two broad categories: free climbing and aid climbing. * Free climbing requires the climber use only his/her bodily strength for upward progress. Commonly confused with free soloing which means to climb without a… …   Wikipedia

  • Climbing protection — To make climbing as safe as possible, most climbers use protection, a term used to describe the equipment used to prevent injury to themselves and others.[1] Contents 1 Types of climbing 1.1 Lead climbing 1.2 Top roping …   Wikipedia

  • climbing iron — n. either of a pair of metal frames with spikes that may be strapped over footgear, on the inside of the leg to aid in climbing trees, public utility poles, etc …   English World dictionary

  • Climbing — This article is about Human climbing. For climbing in other animals, see Arboreal locomotion. For other uses, see Climbing (disambiguation). Rock climbers on Valkyrie at The Roaches in Staffordshire, England …   Wikipedia

  • climbing iron — noun an iron spike attached to the shoe to prevent slipping on ice when walking or climbing • Syn: ↑crampon, ↑crampoon, ↑climber • Derivationally related forms: ↑climb (for: ↑climber) …   Useful english dictionary

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