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The Climbing Glossary is like a dictionary of words that climber's use frequently. Because climbing is an international sport, the terms climber's use vary from area to area, and person to person. We have put together a glossary of frequently used terms, with pronounciations and pictures. We link to the glossary from the Guide frequently, so if you encounter a term that you are unsure of, and it is hyperlinked, you are likely to be taken to the glossary definition of that term.
If you just want to learn more about climbing terms, you can also browse the glossary (in alphabetical order).
Since we can't even come close to having a collection of all climbing terms, the Collective Glossary has a index of contributed terms. If you can't find a term in the Climbing Glossary or the Collective Glossary, we encourage you to add it to the Collective Glossary.[an error occurred while processing this directive]