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n.1.(Naut.) A rope used for hoisting and lowering a topmast, and for other purposes.
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On the USM climbing wall, the routes get harder from right to left, and both top roping and bouldering are available.
Jean's Overhang allows traditional climbing, while the Corn Flakes area is suitable for top roping.
The youngsters took part in bouldering, top roping, team building and caving.
Holywell High School pupil Cian Evans recently came joint first in the Beacon Top Roping Competition and since competing in the competition he has been selected to train with the North Wales Academy for Youth.
The competition features bouldering and top roping (ages eight-13) and leading (ages 14-17).
* "Top roping;' involves a rope threaded through a bolt attached to the ceiling.
"We have top roping, where there's always a rope above you, so if you fall, you stop right away.
Rock climbing is a multi-discipline activity that encompasses forms such as bouldering, top roping and lead climbing on natural and artificial climbing surfaces.
More than likely, the first type of climbing you will try is called top roping. Top roping involves a wall be it rock or manufactured with a secure anchor point at the top.
Three basic types of rock climbing are currently practiced: bouldering, top roping, and lead climbing.