What is another word for climbing?

Pronunciation: [klˈa͡ɪmɪŋ] (IPA)

Climbing is the act of ascending or scaling up a steep surface or height, often using one's hands, feet or other body parts for leverage. This word may also imply the act of overcoming a difficult obstacle or problem, such as "climbing the corporate ladder." There are many synonyms for climbing, including scaling, ascending, mounting, clambering, scrambling, and heaving. Some less common synonyms include shinning, trudging, hauling, and tramping. Each of these words conveys a slightly different nuance of the concept of climbing, emphasizing perhaps different aspects of the physical effort involved, or the accomplishment it signifies.

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Usage examples for Climbing

It was that there might be those below who were climbing to my home-to find me out and take from me my gold.
"The Eye of Dread"
Payne Erskine
Surely, a man with two animals, climbing toward the turn.
"The Eye of Dread"
Payne Erskine
The snow soon piled up in tremendous drifts, making it difficult to leave the house without climbing new hills.
"My Attainment of the Pole"
Frederick A. Cook

Famous quotes with Climbing

  • I raced supremely well. I felt I was as well fitted to do it as I had ever been, and as perhaps I might ever be. I went climbing three weeks before, because I was feeling fed up with running.
    Roger Bannister
  • Ambition often puts Men upon doing the meanest offices; so climbing is performed in the same position with creeping.
    A. C. Benson
  • In the middle of a recession, where we're just climbing out of it, where the economy -unemployment is still at 9.7 percent, the idea of raising taxes and reducing spending is a prescription for disaster.
    Joe Biden
  • Housework is a breeze. Cooking is a pleasant diversion. Putting up a retaining wall is a lark. But teaching is like climbing a mountain.
    Fawn M. Brodie
  • By climbing a steeper road, the value and appreciation Delaware State students took and continue to take from their education and their experiences is just as great, if not greater, than students attending ivy league schools.
    Michael N. Castle

Related words: mountain climbing, rock climbing, bouldering

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