Climbing is the activity of using one's hands and feet (or indeed any other part of the body) to ascend a steep object. It is done both for recreation (to reach an inaccessible place, or for its own enjoyment) and professionally, as part of activities such as maintenance of a structure, or military operations.
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... Climbing is the activity of using one's hands and feet (or indeed any other part of the body) to ascend a steep object ... Climbing activities include Bouldering Ascending boulders or small outcrops, often with climbing shoes and a chalk bag or bucket ... Buildering Climbing urban structures - usually without equipment - avoiding normal means of ascent, like stairs, escalators, and elevators ...
Famous quotes containing the word climbing:
“An old, mad man still climbing in his ghost,
My fathers ghost is climbing in the rain.”
—Dylan Thomas (19141953)
“Housework is a breeze. Cooking is a pleasant diversion. Putting up a retaining wall is a lark. But teaching is like climbing a mountain.”
—Fawn M. Brodie (19151981)
“We seldom break a leg as long as we are climbing wearily upwards in our lives, instead we do it when we start going easy on ourselves and choosing the comfortable paths.”
—Friedrich Nietzsche (18441900)