Climbers on "Valkyrie" at The Roache...

Climbers on “Valkyrie” at The Roaches in Staffordshire, United Kingdom, in May 2002 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Rock Climbing

In rock climbing, participants scale natural rock formations or artificial rock walls using ropes and special equipment—or, sometimes, just their hands and feet. Though humans have been rock climbing for millennia, the activity emerged as a sport in the 19th century. Aid climbing, in which artificial handholds and footholds are used, allowed climbers to reach heights that once seemed inaccessible. Today, the sport continues to evolve. What are some of the ethical considerations of rock climbing? More…
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