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Face Climbing

Definition of a Climbing Word

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Face Climbing

Eric Hörst face climbing on Diamond Life at the New River Gorge in West Virginia.

Photo © Stewart M. Green

Face Climbing

Face climbing is the act of ascending rock faces by using holds on a rock face, including pockets, edges, and smears to make upward progress, rather than crack climbing, which is jamming a crack or fissure in a cliff.

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