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

1 of 18Choose Your Answer:

What is considered a "pocket"?
Slings, anchors, and emergency tie-offs
A fixed rope that you can fit in your pocket
A small crack in a rock where you can only fit one or two fingers

2 of 18Choose Your Answer:

What is "a point of attachment for a climbing rope, usually made with slings, runners or the rope itself"?

3 of 18Choose Your Answer:

What is the "woven nylon tape used for making slings and runners for climbing" called?

4 of 18True or False:

A "beta" is a step by step description of a climb or a sequence

5 of 18Choose Your Answer:

What is a "Daisy chain"?
Rope of a small enough diameter that it must be used in pairs
To wedge a body part into a crack on a rock climb
Runner with multiple loops for use as an adjustable anchor

6 of 18Choose Your Answer:

The relatively smooth portion of a cliff is the _____ of the cliff.

7 of 18Choose Your Answer:

A "cam" is known as a ___.
A security device
A camouflage disguise for the climber
A device placed into cracks for extra protection in case of a fall

8 of 18Choose Your Answer:

The ______ ______ is made of telescoping aluminum tubes that expand and wedge in place
Sight Sweep
Not Tool
Tube Chock

9 of 18Choose Your Answer:

What is the "Crux"?
European term for nylon
The toughest move or sequence of moves on a climb
A thin, wedge like piece of metal

10 of 18Choose Your Answer:

The shoe's sole shape determines _______ _________ when it comes to the curve.
Red Point
Semi Flex
Toe Displacement

11 of 18Choose Your Answer:

What is "a knot used for tying the climbing rope to an anchor" called?
Single Rope
Slip Laster
Clove Hitch

12 of 18Choose Your Answer:

"The sport of cave exploration using many of the same techniques and gear as climbing" is called what?

13 of 18Choose Your Answer:

The "small pouch, usually with a drawstring closure, worn by climbers" is called what?
Twin Rope
Heart Valge
Chalk Bag

14 of 18Choose Your Answer:

If you are __________, your hands and/or feet are pressed in opposition far out to each side, as in a dihedral or wide chimney.

15 of 18Choose Your Answer:

What is a "Belayer"?
The person who manages the rope so as to catch a fallen climber
Knot used to tie two ends of flat webbing together
Metal cable at the end of a nut or chock

16 of 18Choose Your Answer:

What is "Biomechanics"?
The study of rock placement
The study of the mechanics of muscular activity
The study of aerodynamics

17 of 18Choose Your Answer:

If you're climbing ______, you're climbing alone without protection.

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What is "Camming"?
A climbing move in which downward pressure is applied with the hands
The act of rotating into place until wedged or tight
Indoor climbing facility
WOMEN.COM | Quiz Facts

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!