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Definition of Climbing Equipment Word



A climber stands in étriers on a steep face.

Photograph © Stewart M. Green


Portable ladders, usually made of one-inch nylon webbing and with four steps, which are used for an aid climber to stand in because the rock is featureless or too steep to free climb. Usually used on big walls. Also called stirrups and aiders.

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