rock climbing

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n rock climbing the sport or pastime of scaling rock masses on mountain sides (especially with the help of ropes and special equipment)
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Usage

In literature:

Noiselessly the two comrades climbed up the dark cleft, over the slippery rocks, until Jim came to a halt.
"Frontier Boys in Frisco" by Wyn Roosevelt
As the madman was working over here, I climbed and slipped, and cut steps in the rock face of the cliff, on yon side.
"David Lannarck, Midget" by George S. Harney
He climbed and groped his way over and along the slippery rocks, the awful voice of the sea filling his ears and goading him on.
"Culm Rock" by Glance Gaylord
I skulked round to the back, got on the beach, and climbed a little way up towards the rock garden.
"Mr. Grex of Monte Carlo" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
And when he climbed out on the rock, Shann was pulling up his trophy.
"Storm Over Warlock" by Andre Norton
They moored the boat close under the cliff's shadow, and, climbing the rocks, between the cove and the East Porth, sat down to wait.
"Major Vigoureux" by A. T. Quiller-Couch
He climbed the rock for another dive.
"The Best Short Stories of 1917" by Various
The Goblins, not getting the food quick enough to suit them, had climbed on the table, which, you remember, was spread on a rock.
"Sandman's Goodnight Stories" by Abbie Phillips Walker
Come, climb this rock with me.
"Brazilian Tales" by Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis
He climbed unsteadily to his feet and sat upon a rock, holding his head in his hands.
"The Girl in the Golden Atom" by Raymond King Cummings
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In poetry:

I climb the Spindle Rock, and lie
And take my doubtful ease,
Between the ocean and the sky,
Derided by the breeze.
"For Scotland" by Robert Fuller Murray
Kille, kille, lambkin mine,
Though it often be hard to climb
Over the rocks upswinging,
Follow thy bell's sweet ringing!
"Lambkin Mine" by Bjornstjerne Bjornson
Sustain us, Lord! and help us climb,
With hope and faith made strong and great,
The rock-rough pathway of our fate,
The care-dark way of time!
"Encouragement" by Madison Julius Cawein
So, peeping timid from the ground,
She clasped the ancient rock around,
And climbing up with childish grace,
She held him with a close embrace.
"Truth" by Frances Ellen Watkins Harper
And yet I flung it into the tide,
And went my way.
I climbed the gray rocks, far and wide,
And many a cove of peace I tried,
With none of them all to be satisfied,
The whole long day.
"Waste" by Cale Young Rice
Once upon a rock, tree-shrouded,
Hungry they had climbed to eat
Where the scarlet berries clustered:
Suddenly below them crowded
Dogs and huntsmen, 'til were mustered
All the Feinne beneath their feet.
"Preface To Diarmid's Story" by John Douglas Sutherland Campbell

In news:

Rock-climbing clinic with Nick Duttle edition.
Clearfield company Petzl recalls rock climbing device.
Rock climbing from a beginner's perspective.
Hey Gear Guy, I love rock climbing a lot.
Rock climbing scares the hell out of me but I love watching other people climb.
A couple quite literally started their marriage "on the rocks" when they climbed 900 feet to say "I do.
There are some sheer vertical dropoffs, and the cliffs are popular in rock-climbing circles.
Farmington man rocks 95th birthday with a climb.
From the unusually peaceful mornings to the rock-climbing wizardly on display, there are many simple reasons to visit the nearby national park.
Have you ever wanted to rock climb the cliffs of Taylors Falls.
Kyle Ocampo tries to be like other 10 year-olds, playing Nintendo Wii, watching Yankee games and even rock climbing whenever possible.
The group had not planned to go caving , dressing for rock climbing but not for the 68-degree cave temperature, but their curiosity led them inside the beginning phase of the cave , according to Camp.
A Moab man died after falling 80 feet while rock climbing Monday in Arizona.
MOAB — A Moab man died after falling 80 feet while rock climbing Monday in Arizona.
Authorities said the victim fell because of faulty equipment while trying to secure himself to a rock he was climbing .
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In science:

In the poetic imagery of Heisenberg, we have seen faint outlines of some of the rocks we want to climb.
Overview and Outlook
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