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Types of Rock Climbing Explained

Rock climbing has many types and forms that are hard to explain to non-climbers, so we asked a climber to definite the, for us.

Scoping out the volcanic terrain on Virgin Gorda Island in the Caribbean. Photo by Julie Ellison / Climbing Magazine. #surfandstone

Keeping your eyes on the leader and hands properly positioned on the rope might seem like basic advice, but even veteran screw up every year. Photo by Klaus Fengler.

A Guide to the Best Climbing Shoes- I love my moccasims! I'd add the madrock shark into the mix as an awesome bouldering shoe as well!

French stuntman Alain Robert talks on a mobile phone from the top of the Luxor Obelisk on the Place de la Concorde in Paris. He climbed the 75-foot high Egyptian Obelisk and was arrested by French police afterwards. The Eiffel Tower is seen in the background.(© AP PHOTO/Michael Euler)