Climbing is the activity of using one’s hands and feet (or indeed any other part of the body) to ascend a steep object. It is done both for recreation, to reach an inaccessible place, or for its own enjoyment. Just a sweet description here for this product. Climbing activities include:
- Bouldering: Ascending boulders or small outcrops, often with climbing shoes and a chalk bag or bucket. Usually, instead of using a safety rope from above, injury is avoided using a crash pad and a human spotter (to direct a falling climber on to the pad).
- Buildering: Climbing urban structures – usually without equipment – avoiding normal means of ascent, like stairs, escalators, and elevators. Aspects of buildering can be seen in the art of movement known as Parkour.
- Canyoning: Climbing along canyons for sport or recreation.
- Chalk climbing: cliffs of chalk may (with difficulty) be climbed using some of the same techniques as ice climbing.