ice climbing

ice climbing

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  • Ice climbing — Ice climbing, as the term indicates, is the activity of ascending inclined ice formations. Usually, ice climbing refers to roped and protected climbing of features such as icefalls, frozen waterfalls, and cliffs and rock slabs covered with ice… …   Wikipedia

  • Rock and Ice climbing club — The Rock and Ice club was a British climbing club set up in in the 1950s based in Manchester. The club members, that included notables like Don Whillans and Joe Brown, were at the forefront of British climbing at their time [cite book title=The… …   Wikipedia

  • Climbing — This article is about Human climbing. For climbing in other animals, see Arboreal locomotion. For other uses, see Climbing (disambiguation). Rock climbers on Valkyrie at The Roaches in Staffordshire, England …   Wikipedia

  • Climbing equipment — A wide range of equipment is used during rock climbing. The most popular types of climbing equipment are briefly described in this article. The article on protecting a climb describes equipment commonly used to protect a climber against the… …   Wikipedia

  • Ice tool — An ice tool is a specialized elaboration of the modern ice axe (and often described broadly as an ice axe itself), used in ice climbing, mostly for the more difficult configurations. In contrast to typical ice axes, usually used one to a person… …   Wikipedia

  • Climbing styles — Rock climbing may be divided into two broad categories: free climbing and aid climbing. * Free climbing requires the climber use only his/her bodily strength for upward progress. Commonly confused with free soloing which means to climb without a… …   Wikipedia

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  • Ice axe — An ice axe is a multi purpose mountaineering tool carried by practically every mountaineer. The narrow sense used here excludes ice tools for ice climbing.ComponentsAn ice axe consists of at least five components: *pick (1) mdash; a hooked or… …   Wikipedia

  • Climbing area — A climbing area is a small geographical region with a concentration of opportunities for climbing. The term is most commonly used of rock climbing areas, but there are also ice climbing areas that have the right combination of steepness and water …   Wikipedia

  • Ice — This article is about water ice. For the broader concept of ices as used in the planetary sciences, see volatiles. For other uses, see Ice (disambiguation) …   Wikipedia

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