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We’ve created a list of climbing-specific lingo to help you feel more comfortable in the strange and wonderful world of rock climbing. Click on the heading to read more.
Styles of Rock Climbing - Bouldering, Problem, Sports Climbing, Trad, and route.
Types of Climbing Hold - Crimps, Edges, Features, Incuts, Jugs, Slopers, Pinches, Pockets, Jibs and Chips.
Climbing Wall Descriptors - Arete, Dihedral, Slab, Overhang, Roof, High-Ball, Low-Ball
Climbing Gear - Crash Pads, Harnesses, Ropes, Belay Devices, Chalk, Brushes, Carabineers, Quickdraws, Nuts, Nut Tools, Cams, Tricams
Climbing Actions - Belay, Catch, Take, Spot, Dyno, Lunge, Deadpoint, Back Step, Drop Knee, Stem, Kneebar, Heel Hook, Smear, Flag, etc.