free climbing


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free climbing

n.
Rock climbing in which ropes and artificial anchors are not used as direct supports for the ascent, though they may be used to provide a belay in the event of a fall.

free climb v. & n.

free climbing

n
(Mountaineering) mountaineering climbing without using pitons, étriers, etc, as direct aids to ascent, but using ropes, belays, etc, at discretion for security. Compare aid climbing
Translations

free climbing

n (Mountaineering) → arrampicata libera
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