Rock Climbing Lingo - It’s A Thing. How Many Words Do You Know?

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Are you a true rock climber?

Rock climbing is one of the most fun activities to take part in! Do you know all of the lingo involved in this hobby?

 Dec 05, 2018
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When it comes to rock climbing, do you have what it takes to make it to the very top of each and every mountain? If so, can you also keep up with the lingo that goes with this type of lifestyle? The word Dry-treated comes from the world of rock climbing and it means; “Ropes that have been coated with or immersed in a water-repellent chemical. Helps maintain the life of the rope by keeping it clean and resisting abrasion. Keeps ropes from becoming heavy and unmanageable when used on ice and snow.” Very interesting! The words Hanging belay also come from the world of rock climbing. That means: “To belay facing the wall while suspended by your harness to anchors. Hanging belays are done when there is no suitable ledge or foothold available. Most often done on difficult, multi-pitch climbs.” When you climb, you probably always wear a harness right? Well, a harness is defined this way: “A webbing belt and leg-loop system that attaches a climber to a rope. Usually a seat harness for rock climbing. Full-body harnesses are used for rescue and for children. Chest harnesses are used with seat harnesses, usually for glacier travel.” These things are important to know when it comes to this lifestyle! Leg loops are important for rock climbing too! Leg loops are “the part of a climbing harness that goes around the upper legs of the climber and provides support. Typically attached to the waist belt, although some waist belts and leg loops are sold separately for a more customized fit.” That is so cool! Either ace this quiz or get back to your rock wall climb!