Glossary

Top Roping: A style in climbing in which the climber is securely attached to a rope which then passes up, through an anchor system at the top of the climb, and down to a belayer at the foot of the climb.

Bouldering: A form of rock climbing that is performed without the use of ropes or harnesses.

Beta: The information about a climb that can help make it easier.

Puzzle: A climbing obstacle that requires figuring out in order to finish.

Yosemite Scale: A three-part system used for rating the difficulty of walks, hikes, and climbs.

Vermin Scale: A difficulty scale used to determine how hard a boulder course is. Ranges from v0 – v17

Figure 8 Knot: A popular knot used by the vast majority of climber.

Belay: To fix a running rope around a cleat, pin, rock, or other object, to secure it.

 

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