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Rock climbing is an adventure activity in which a person will climb up, over, and across natural rock formations either to reach the top of the peak or rock face, or the end of per-determined route.

 

Rock climbing can be done on both vertical faces of rock, such as mountain cliffs, or on peaks where the aim is usually to reach the apex of the peak. There are a few terms that relate to rock climbing and are important to know. Scrambling, for instance, is when a person’s hands are used merely for balance, whereas during climbing the hands are used to hold the person’s weight.

 

Bouldering is a type of rock climbing that is usually done without a rope, over a short climb, so that if a person falls they will not be seriously injured. It is usually done over large boulders, at the bottom of a large face of rock, and even on some buildings. Bouldering is often done to show off as the climbing requires great physical strength, and there are often a number of difficult obstacles in the way. Traditional rock climbing, on the other hand, is more a test of endurance and the route is much simpler.

 

Mountaineering refers to the act of climbing mountains in general, and includes activities such as walking, hiking, rock climbing, and bouldering, among others. The chosen route can be over rock, snow or ice, with each of these requiring specific, tools, knowledge and experience in order to keep the climb safe.

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