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thomasribiere


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thanks for the additions, Daniel.


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I was just going through some definitions with my 16 y/o and we came across two definitions that need to be added.

1. Back Clean- probably put under the cleaning definition

2. Though the word pin is referred to piton, Pin scar is not noted. I'm sure many can figure things out but it would clarify the term.

Thanks in advance
Dave


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Got it. Thanks Adk.


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Tea-Bag: n. when the leader falls, pulls the belayer up in the air, and makes contact with the belayer.


rockreaver


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In a similar vein to the screamers it'd be nice to see the various pieces defined:

(I don't know if these are in there or not. I'm guessing they are not. I just cannot remember.)

screamers
TCU
Tricam
slings
runners
dogbones

I think some of the jargon stuff here would be cool
too:

STFU and all the others. If you are getting beat down it'd be nice to understand what the particulars are of your beat down...

I have a lot more that I'd like to see and if you are interested I'll expand this list. If this isn't what you were looking for then say no more...

I'll STFU for now though. If this is what you are after I'll xref the dictionary and then put the rest of my terms in.

Such a killer resource as it is though. Damn fine work. Maybe we need a new section for UFC (what the hell is up with that?).


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A0 - why does it have a seperate entry?

Aid Climbing -- says to see "Aid ratings" but there is no entry for "Aid ratings", either that should be written or the see also removed.

Belay - vb. (1) vb. -- the first "vb" should be deleted. (I assume "vb" is "verb both" -- being both transitive and intransitive".

Belay Monkey - missing the "n."

Campus - 2 - to rock climbing moves with... is not really English. Maybe "to perform rock climbing moves with..." or maybe just "to climb with... ".

Campus Board - "wrunged" should be "runged"

Chickenhead - are they only found in granite? Are they found in granite? I'd just simplify to: "A knobby feature resembling a chicken's head which provides excellent holds for hands or feet."

Clean - v. 1 v. -- remove the extra "v." at the start.
Additional definition 3. adj. to complete a climb or problem without hang-dogging or falling, especially on top-rope.

new definition:
Crash Pad - n. - Bouldering pad.

Crux - extra period "the most crucial.,"

Dihedral and Open Book should reference each other.

new definition:
Express - n. A Quickdraw. Two caribiners connected by webbing or rope. Usually used to link the rope to an element of protection. (European)

Flag. Second sentence should be re-written to start "Also refers to using feet..."

Gym - n modify to "a usually indoor...". I have climbed at gyms with outdoor, but still artificial, climbing. (e.g. Kletterzentrum Stuttgart - http://www.kletterzentrum-stuttgart.de/ in Germany which has a large outdoor climbing structure or Planet Granite (Sunnyvale) - http://www.planetgranite.com/sc/home_sc.html which has outdoor bouldering.)

Hexcentric "reffered" should be "referred" -- double r, single f, not double f, single r.

Locking Carabiner -- should be a comma after "screw gate" too.

Natural Protection -- I disagree with this definition (you may wish to find concensus), but had always understand "natural" protection to be things like trees, roots, horns, etc where you just used a sling around it, rather than placing a piece.

Open Book - should see also dihedral.

Problem - n. A bouldering route.

Quickdraw - Two carabiners connected by webbing (usually) or rope. Use to link elements of protection or, more commonly, to link the rope to a piece of protection.

Sandbag - delete the extra "rating" in the sentence. "A climb that receives an inappropriately low rating for the difficulty."

Top Rope - last sentence, "In general this results in shorter falls than a lead." would probably be clearer.


dagibbs


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Some more definitions that might be helpful:

Splitter Crack - ?
Pig - haul bag for big walls?


I don't have clear definitions for these -- was looking for them in the dictionary.


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ddt


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dagibbs wrote:
A0 - why does it have a seperate entry?

Aid Climbing -- says to see "Aid ratings" but there is no entry for "Aid ratings", either that should be written or the see also removed.

Belay - vb. (1) vb. -- the first "vb" should be deleted. (I assume "vb" is "verb both" -- being both transitive and intransitive".

Belay Monkey - missing the "n."

Campus - 2 - to rock climbing moves with... is not really English. Maybe "to perform rock climbing moves with..." or maybe just "to climb with... ".

Campus Board - "wrunged" should be "runged"

Chickenhead - are they only found in granite? Are they found in granite? I'd just simplify to: "A knobby feature resembling a chicken's head which provides excellent holds for hands or feet."

Clean - v. 1 v. -- remove the extra "v." at the start.
Additional definition 3. adj. to complete a climb or problem without hang-dogging or falling, especially on top-rope.

new definition:
Crash Pad - n. - Bouldering pad.

Crux - extra period "the most crucial.,"

Dihedral and Open Book should reference each other.

new definition:
Express - n. A Quickdraw. Two caribiners connected by webbing or rope. Usually used to link the rope to an element of protection. (European)

Flag. Second sentence should be re-written to start "Also refers to using feet..."

Gym - n modify to "a usually indoor...". I have climbed at gyms with outdoor, but still artificial, climbing. (e.g. Kletterzentrum Stuttgart - http://www.kletterzentrum-stuttgart.de/ in Germany which has a large outdoor climbing structure or Planet Granite (Sunnyvale) - http://www.planetgranite.com/sc/home_sc.html which has outdoor bouldering.)

Hexcentric "reffered" should be "referred" -- double r, single f, not double f, single r.

Locking Carabiner -- should be a comma after "screw gate" too.

Natural Protection -- I disagree with this definition (you may wish to find concensus), but had always understand "natural" protection to be things like trees, roots, horns, etc where you just used a sling around it, rather than placing a piece.

Open Book - should see also dihedral.

Problem - n. A bouldering route.

Quickdraw - Two carabiners connected by webbing (usually) or rope. Use to link elements of protection or, more commonly, to link the rope to a piece of protection.

Sandbag - delete the extra "rating" in the sentence. "A climb that receives an inappropriately low rating for the difficulty."

Top Rope - last sentence, "In general this results in shorter falls than a lead." would probably be clearer.

Thanks! I've incorporated these changes.


camhead


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I noticed that "ring lock" is not in there. Something to the effect of "a jam for a crack that is wider than fingers and narrower than hands. Involved bridging the crack with the thumb, and stacking the fingers on top of the thumb."

Also, you may want to add to the definition of "Stack." In addition to a finger stack, you can stack hand and fist jams together with two hands for offwidth cracks.


sungam


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camhead wrote:
I noticed that "ring lock" is not in there. Something to the effect of "a jam for a crack that is wider than fingers and narrower than hands. Involved bridging the crack with the thumb, and stacking the fingers on top of the thumb."

Also, you may want to add to the definition of "Stack." In addition to a finger stack, you can stack hand and fist jams together with two hands for offwidth cracks.
What about the hand-knee stack?
You can't forget the hand-knee stack.


ddt


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camhead wrote:
I noticed that "ring lock" is not in there. Something to the effect of "a jam for a crack that is wider than fingers and narrower than hands. Involved bridging the crack with the thumb, and stacking the fingers on top of the thumb."

Also, you may want to add to the definition of "Stack." In addition to a finger stack, you can stack hand and fist jams together with two hands for offwidth cracks.

Got it. Thanks.


ddt


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sungam wrote:
What about the hand-knee stack?
You can't forget the hand-knee stack.

OK...


sungam


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ddt wrote:
sungam wrote:
What about the hand-knee stack?
You can't forget the hand-knee stack.

OK...
Iz troo...



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OK, it's in the dict. Smile


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yay_chris wrote:
Tea-Bag: n. when the leader falls, pulls the belayer up in the air, and makes contact with the belayer.


Sounds like your leader needs to keep his pants on while climbing and you need to keep you mouth closed while belaying.


GreenGiant


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I think you should add 'Punter'

Someone who doesn't really know what they are doing in the climbing environment. Most commonly used as a jokey insult.


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GreenGiant wrote:
I think you should add 'Punter'

Someone who doesn't really know what they are doing in the climbing environment. Most commonly used as a jokey insult.

that's not an exclusive climbing term


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Scum. v. to use a body part besides the hands or the feet to ascend or stay on the rock. Sometimes thought of as bad form, but can be used to negotiate a key rest on a long route. Ex. I would've fallen if I hadn't been able to scum with the top of my head on that roof and shake my arms out.

Knee bar. n. using the thigh and knee to hold oneself onto the rock, often to get a "no-hands rest." See Scum.

Cold shut. n. a type of fixed anchor with a wire-gate on the top.


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dagibbs wrote:
Some more definitions that might be helpful:

Splitter Crack - ?
Pig - haul bag for big walls?


I don't have clear definitions for these -- was looking for them in the dictionary.

These seem to have slipped by.

I think pig is correctly defined, now. I'm still not entirely clear on the definition of a Splitter crack.


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I think Bombay or Bomb bay or what ever it is, (I've seen both in climbing mags recently) Should be added.

I don't know what it is though. I think its some kind of feature in a crack?


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andrewph wrote:
I think Bombay or Bomb bay or what ever it is, (I've seen both in climbing mags recently) Should be added.

I don't know what it is though. I think its some kind of feature in a crack?

Bomb-bay (adj.): Describes a chimney (or sometimes lesser crack) that opens at the bottom toward the ground, similar to the bomb-bay doors on a B-52 aircraft.


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KirbyC wrote:
Cold shut. n. a type of fixed anchor with a wire-gate on the top.

You're describing a specific type of cold shut.

Maybe something like this?

Cold shut: A type of fixed anchor composed of bent bar stock. Cold shuts, or "shuts," may be open (simply a bent hook that cradles the rope) or closed (welded into a complete loop of metal). Open shuts may be gated to keep the rope from popping out or not. While some types of shuts are still often installed atop (mostly) single-pitch climbs, they have fallen somewhat out favor. Reasons for this include a perceived strength weakness and their short lifespan relative to other types of anchors.


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Thanks... I added bomb-bay and modified cold shut.

DDT


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Bump (v.) To move from one hand hold to another with the same hand in a sequential move, typically from an intermediate hold in a linear fashion.


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Stick Clip (n) A device attached to a pole of some sort, usually a painters pole, that will hold the carabiner on a quickdraw with rope attached. Used to clip the first and sometimes second bolt of a climb to prevent decking if you fall on the climb before you are able to clip the first bolt.

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