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Last Updated: Monday August 01 2005 15:26 GMT

Rock climbing

Rock climbers use special ropes and equipment.
Climbers get their thrills from overcoming the force of gravity.

Sport climbing
The climbers clip their ropes to bolts that are already placed in the rock. The bolts make the climb safer.

Trad climbing
Here there are no bolts. Ropes are fixed to the rock using special tools. This is more extreme.

Solo climbing
The most extreme. There are no ropes. Only your skill protects you.

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