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case22


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This is a stupid question, but in my Spanish class, the professor is always asking what I did for the weekend. Well, when I ask her what the word for rock climbing is, she doesn't know! So, I'm asking you all, so I can inform her the next time she asks! Muchos Gracias!!


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The word Rockclimbing in spanish is "escalada". So when she ask, you should answer "yo estuve escalando"


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ok now who knows what it is in french, sil vous plait??



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Thanks to all you kiddies that responded! I'm usually pretty good with Spanish, but not knowing that word kind of irritated me, since it's a part of my life! So, thanks again!


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I'm a grimper, hee hee hee


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on a related note, mountaineering in Spanish is "alpinismo."


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I still can't get over the whole 'grimper' thing. hee hee hee...Grimper...hee hee hee


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escalar seems so un-specific. alpinismo is a misnomer to anything the avrage rock-climber does, (unless you are sumiting a hard mountian like K2 or Everest) how about something like "escalar piedras" or "escalar rocas" I dont know. I've never heard a word in spanish that I liked to substitute "rock-climbing" but please...dont use the english word when speaking in spanish...it sounds really sucky. I live in Santo Domingo and all of the preps here like to use english names for everything. terms like "bolt","rock-climbing",harness","lead","top-rope","cam","trad.","Carabiner","draw","belay" and heck, even "flashlight" and "sleeping-bag" are often used here instead of the spanish word. with as much of the world's population that is fluent in espanol, they should be able to find and use their own names for these terms. conchele


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escalada is the synonym for climbing
escalada en roca is rock climbing

the words match eachother quite nicely I think, "climbing" is just as unspecific in english as in spanish

once we get in to the variations such as sport climbing (escalada deportiva), alpinismo (alpine), etc does it branch out and only someone who knows about the different words is going to know what you're talking about



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 LAPLAYA:
The problem is that all the dominican climbers who took the climbing lessons between 1996-1999 learned everything in english because the teacher was Chad Wallace. Right now Irving, Quirico, richard and I are the only guys giving the course and we all learned all this terms in english with chad. You are right, we (dominicans) should stop using english terms for climbing and everything, but for now we understand ourselfs with spanglish terms.

Manuel S.


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informacion para nuestros amigos dominicanos:
BIG WALL:grandes paredes
BOULDER:escalada en bloque
CARABINER:mosqueton,eslabon
DYNO:dinamico
ROCK GYM:rocodromo
HOLD:presa/agarre
RED POINT:punto rojo
ONSIGHT:a vista
CHIMNEY:chimenea
CHALK:magnesio
ROCKCLIMBING SHOES:pies de gato
HANGER(bolt):chapa
HAND JAM:cerrojo de manos/empotramiento de puño
OFF-WIDTH:fisura grande
PUMPED:agarrotamiento
LEAD:escalar de primero
BELAYER:asegurador
CRACK:fisura/grieta
SOLO:solo integral
DEADPOINT:punto muerto
CRUX:paso clave
DROP KNEE:soltar la rodilla
HEEL HOOK:taloneo
HAND DOG:trampear
SEND:encadenar
TO PUT UP A ROUTE:abrir o equipar una ruta
RATING:acotar
SMEARING:adherencia
POCKET:agujero
ALPINISM:alpinismo, solo se aplica a la escalada de altas montañas
ANCHOR:anclaje
RIDGE:arista
HARNESS:arnes
AID CLIMBING:escalada artificial
CLIP IN:asegurarse/chapar/mosquetonear
SLING:cinta
CRASH PADS:colchoneta
DAISY CHAIN:estribos


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Muchas gracias Roberto, en realidad es muy util tu informacion ,pero como ya mencione, casi todos estamos muy acostumbrados a llamarlos en ingles y aunque suene raro, feo, como quieran decirle por ahora no tenemos ningun problema con eso.
Gracias de todos modos.

Manuel S.


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What about Venga (spelling). When i was in spain all the spanish climbers were yelling this....


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Here's a challenge for any Spanish-speaking-climber-linguistics-
nerd: Why is the Spanish word for "earing" "arete"? Is there any sort of connection with our definition of arete? Just wondering.
Oh, and "venga" is the command form of the verb "venir" which means "to go". So, the climbers were probably yelling "GO, GO, GO!"

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I have a some spanish friends and they not only use "venga" while climbing, but also talking about everything. It´s weird but that´s kind of a general word they use.


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Actually the expression "¡venga!" is more like "come on!". In Spain we have a lot of funnny jargon for the same thing. For instance we say "¡Venga bicho!" that means "Come on bug!" or "Vamos jabalí!" that is "Come on wild boar!"...


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venga bicho! I like that one. I will add it to my everyday voocabulary.


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The word is escalada en roca


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Escalador = Climber

Escalador de rocas = Rock Climber...

AW


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in spanish rockclimbing is ESCALANDO ROCAS O ESCALANDO i hope that is u want know.

C U .


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camhead
no queria ponerme mas intelegente que usted pero
venir no es 'to go'
es 'to come'
como 'come on' (venga).
a quien hizo aquella lista de vocabulario de la escalada: gracias, es muy util.

con amor.
runner.


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In addition to the terms "escalar" and "escalada," I have sometimes opted, with my Mexican friends, to use something simpler, like "subir rocas." They seem to understand. Also, in case anyone is interested, the Korean term for rock climbing is "ahm byuk tng ban."


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sahajamaithuna ROCKS! Thanks for the glossary.


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HOLA


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The word for rock is "piedra"
Subir is the verb "to go up"

So: Subir las piedras - To go up rocks (aka. to rock climb)

to conjugate the verb: Yo subo las piedras - I go up rocks (aka. I rock climb)

to make it past tense: Yo fui subir las piedras - I went to go up rocks (I went rock climbing)

Escalada is correct also, for escalada means "scaling".

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