A Conversation for Rock Climbing

"Rock" climbing

Post 1

Is mise Duncan

Is not the climbing of rocks at all, or it would be quite easy.
Its when they get to boulder or worse, mountain size that I have problems.

"Rock" climbing

Post 2


Rock climbing is known as such because most of the venues that it is associated with ars made of rock (ie. cliffs,crags,outcrops, mountains.) What is it known as when the composition of the venue is not rock? There are those who climb buildings, trees and alsorts of other veritiginouse occurences, what the is the appropriate name for both the activity and the exponent of such activity?
Houseclimber, poleclimber, condoclimber, pylonclimber?
Please let me Know what you think.

"Rock" climbing

Post 3

Is mise Duncan

Being a bit of a wimp, I prefer the indoor stuff...
There are very good indoor climbing centres in Birmingham (England) and Sheffield, but the only semi-decent one in Dublin is in UCD and it is difficult to get a go on if you're not a student.

It's odd that tree climbing isn't an olympic sport - I used to excel at that smiley - winkeye

"Rock" climbing

Post 4


Want to write more about climbing? Take a look at 'Rock Climbing Tour Guide' (A337484) and tell me what you think.

"Rock" climbing

Post 5

Martin Harper

there are some building climbers here in Cambridge - it's illegal, mainly cos most of the buildings are listed, so they do it after dark, and unroped...

We call them "mad". smiley - smiley

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