One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A wall at a sports center or in a gymnasium fitted with attachments to simulate a rock face for climbing practice.
- ‘At one end, a scary climbing wall that made me glad I wasn't a rock climber stood overlooking the arena.’
- ‘Climbing is becoming a more and more popular activity at the school and many youngsters regularly travel to Bristol to practise on the climbing wall.’
- ‘Among its attractions is a 40,000-square-foot youth centre, complete with a climbing wall and video arcade.’
- ‘A great way to get the ‘feel’ of the climbing wall is bouldering.’
- ‘It's a mini assault course with rope bridges to cross and a climbing wall.’
- ‘It is also seeking funding for a purpose-built centre containing a climbing wall and a dance studio.’
- ‘In 1993, the first indoor climbing gym opened in Seattle and soon climbing walls started appearing in malls and gyms all over the country.’
- ‘I went to the climbing wall that day as usual to train, and found my PE teacher waiting for me along with a bunch of my friends.’
- ‘For the brave there was a chance to try the Army's aerial rope slide or tackle a climbing wall.’
- ‘The team also visited the Ice Factory which contains a large indoor climbing wall as well as the largest indoor ice climbing wall in Europe.’
- ‘Explore by foot on guided nature hikes and polish your rock climbing on a climbing wall.’
- ‘All those hours of practice at my local climbing wall in Edinburgh have definitely paid off.’
- ‘The only wall I'd ever climbed before was a climbing wall, and nothing waited at the top of that.’
- ‘The idea is not to scale the wall to a great height, you use a climbing wall for that.’
- ‘He and Adam tackled a climbing wall and small arms training simulation, and the family were guests of honour in the sergeants' mess for lunch.’
- ‘What about your wife, what does she think of it all, the climbing wall in your apartment?’
- ‘Written logs tell you the history of the rope at the climbing wall.’
- ‘This article will aid anyone in building a home climbing wall, by assessing your needs, choosing a design, construction tips, and choosing holds.’
- ‘For instance, we won't cover things like diving boards or climbing walls.’
- ‘The powerfully built, charismatic dancer bounds around the stage like Spiderman - climbing walls, scaling tall fences, spiraling in the air, and swooping across the stage.’
Top tips for CV writingRead more
In this article we explore how to impress employers with a spot-on CV.