aid climbing


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aid climbing

n
(Mountaineering) mountaineering climbing that employs mechanical devices (aids) to accomplish difficult manoeuvres (artificial moves). Also called: peg climbing, pegging or artificial climbing
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"Advanced techniques must be used that include cave diving, technical aid climbing, using chemicals to enlarge passages or remove boulders etc.
Armadillos also have long tails, although they are not prehensile (a character that is used to aid climbing in mammals; Gallardo-Santis et al.
Called aid climbing, it can be used to position or even fully support the technician should they need to climb away from their ropes.
The next level is aid climbing, which involves setting anchors into the side of the mountain and climbing at times where you're only using the rope.