Climbing - Wikipedia
This article is about human climbing. For climbing in other animals, see Arboreal locomotion. For other uses, see Climbing (disambiguation).
Climbing is the activity of using one's hands, feet, or any other part of the body to ascend a steep topographical object. It is done for locomotion, recreation and competition, and within trades that rely on ascension; such as emergency rescue and military operations. It is done indoors and out, on natural and man-made structures.
Climber on Mount Fitz Roy, Argentina.
Rock climbers on Valkyrie at The Roaches in Staffordshire, England.
A competitor in a rope climbing event, at Lyon's Part-Dieu shopping centre.
An ice climber using ice axes and crampons.
Professional mountain guides or rock climbing guides, such as members of the IFMGA, have been known to be a historically significant element of developing the popularity of the sport in the natural environment, and remain so today.
Climbing will be an official sport for the first time in the 2021 Olympic Games in Tokyo (see Sport climbing at the 2020 Summer Olympics).[1]
Bouldering at an indoors bouldering centre in Pasila, Helsinki, Finland
Climbing activities include:
Rock, ice and tree climbing all usually utilize ropes for safety or aid. Pole climbing and rope climbing were among the first exercises to be included in the origins of modern gymnastics in the late 18th century and early 19th century.
Main article: Mountain film
Climbing has been the subject of both film and documentary film with notable examples being Touching the Void, Everest, Cliffhanger and Free Solo.
See also
  1. ^ "From Doha to Tokyo: onward and upward for sport climbing - Olympic News". International Olympic Committee. 2019-10-30. Retrieved 2019-11-06.
  2. ^ a b LyleJune 09, rew; 2018. "What is Rock Climbing? Types, Equipment, Top Spots". Retrieved 2019-11-06.
  3. ^ "What's the Difference Between "Free Climbing" and "Free Soloing?"". EVO Rock. 2016-07-13. Retrieved 2019-11-06.
  4. ^ "What is Rock Climbing". Retrieved 2020-06-01.
  5. ^ "What is top roping?". The Boardroom Climbing. Retrieved 2019-11-06.
  6. ^ Camargo, Arturo. ""Take great pains in your knightly practices" – A brief review of Medieval and Renaissance training methodologies". HROARR. Retrieved 16 September 2020.
  7. ^ "What's the Difference Between "Free Climbing" and "Free Soloing?"". EVO Rock. 2016-07-13. Retrieved 2019-11-06.
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