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Rock Climbing Quiz

How much do you know about rock climbing? Test your knowledge of knots, grading systems, famous climbers, and climbing terminology.

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How much do you know about rock climbing? Test your knowledge of knots, grading systems, famous climbers, and climbing terminology.

1. The adjectival grading and technical grading are two components of which grading system?

  • USA (YDS).
  • The French grading system.
  • The British grading system.
  • UIAA grading system.

2. Rock Climbing was initially a sub sport of which other sport?

  • Mountaineering.
  • Ice climbing.
  • Hiking.
  • Skiing.

3. In what decade was rock climbing first considered a sport?

  • 1940s.
  • 1960s.
  • 1950s.
  • 1920s.

4. What term is used to describe descending by sliding down a rope?

  • Abseiling.
  • Belaying.
  • Flaking.
  • Lowering.

5. What kind of knot is an alpine butterfly knot?

  • Double loop knot.
  • Stopper knot.
  • Hitch knot.
  • Single loop knot.

6. What is the call that indicates the slack rope between the climber and the leader has been pulled up?

  • That's me.
  • Climb on.
  • Off belay.
  • Runner on.

7. Which of the following is NOT one of the five categories included in bouldering competitions?

  • Men.
  • Masters.
  • Women.
  • Junior boys.

8. What is the outside corner of rock called?

  • Arete.
  • Feature.
  • Crimp.
  • Bump.

9. What form of climbing promotes teamwork since it is usually performed with a leader and a belayer?

  • Bouldering.
  • Leading.
  • Traditional "trad" climbing.
  • Scrambling.

10. Who was the first woman to summit Mount Everest in 1975?

  • Brigitte Muir.
  • Junko Tabei.
  • Alison Hargreaves.
  • Sue Fear.

1. The adjectival grading and technical grading are two components of which grading system?
The British grading system.

2. Rock Climbing was initially a sub sport of which other sport?
Mountaineering.

3. In what decade was rock climbing first considered a sport?
1950s.

4. What term is used to describe descending by sliding down a rope?
Abseiling.

5. What kind of knot is an alpine butterfly knot?
Single loop knot.

6. What is the call that indicates the slack rope between the climber and the leader has been pulled up?
That's me.

7. Which of the following is NOT one of the five categories included in bouldering competitions?
Masters.

8. What is the outside corner of rock called?
Arete.

9. What form of climbing promotes teamwork since it is usually performed with a leader and a belayer?
Traditional "trad" climbing.

10. Who was the first woman to summit Mount Everest in 1975?
Junko Tabei.

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