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Flapper

Definition of Climbing Slang Word

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Flapper

A detached “flap” of skin on a climber’s fingers, often caused by sharp rock. Climbers sometimes repair the flap with a dab of Super Glue.

Usage: “I was bouldering down at Hueco Tanks and got a big ol’ flapper on my index finger. I couldn’t climb for two days after that. It was totally epic.”

Climber's Slang

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