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Aid Climbing

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Aid Climbing

Aid Climbing on El Padre in Escalante Canyon, Colorado.

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Aid Climbing

Technical rock climbing that requires the use or aid of climbing gear, including cams, pitons, bolts, nuts[/link], and hooks, which holds the lead climber’s weight when he stands in aiders or etriers as he moves upward. Aid climbing is used when the rock is featureless and the climber is unable to use hand and footholds for upward progress.

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