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A climbing harness is an item of climbing equipment for rock-climbing, abseiling, or other activities requiring the use of ropes to provide access or safety such as industrial rope access, working at heights, etc. [1]

20 relations: Abseiling, Aramid, Center of mass, Climbing, D-ring, Don Whillans, European Committee for Standardization, Figure-eight knot, Glossary of climbing terms, International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation, Jeanne Immink, List of climbing knots, Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills, Nylon 66, Rock climbing, Rock-climbing equipment, Rope, Sailcloth, Ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene, Webbing.


An abseil, also called a rappel after its French name, is a controlled descent off a vertical drop, such as a rock face, using a rope.

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Aramid fibers are a class of heat-resistant and strong synthetic fibers.

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Center of mass

In physics, the center of mass of a distribution of mass in space is the unique point where the weighted relative position of the distributed mass sums to zero, or the point where if a force is applied it moves in the direction of the force without rotating.

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Climbing is the activity of using one's hands, feet, or any other part of the body to ascend a steep object.

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A D-ring is an item of hardware, usually a tie-down metal ring shaped like the letter D used primarily as a lashing point.

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Don Whillans

Donald Desbrow "Don" Whillans (18 May 1933 – 4 August 1985) was an English rock climber and mountaineer.

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European Committee for Standardization

The European Committee for Standardization (CEN, Comité Européen de Normalisation) is a public standards organization whose mission is to foster the economy of the European Union (EU) in global trading, the welfare of European citizens and the environment by providing an efficient infrastructure to interested parties for the development, maintenance and distribution of coherent sets of standards and specifications.

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Figure-eight knot

The figure-eight knot or figure-of-eight knot is a type of stopper knot.

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Glossary of climbing terms

This page describes terms and jargon related to climbing and mountaineering.

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International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation

The International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation, commonly known by its French name Union Internationale des Associations d'Alpinisme (UIAA, lit. International Union of Alpine Clubs) was founded in August 1932 in Chamonix, France when 20 mountaineering associations met for an alpine congress.

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Jeanne Immink

Jeannette Friederike Hermine Immink (née Dienst; 10 October 1853 – 20 August 1929) was a Dutch mountaineer.

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List of climbing knots

There are many knots used in climbing, rappelling and mountaineering.

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Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills

Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills is often considered the standard textbook for mountaineering and climbing in North America.

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Nylon 66

Nylon 66 (nylon 6-6, nylon 6/6 or nylon 6,6) is a type of polyamide or nylon.

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Rock climbing

Rock climbing is an activity in which participants climb up, down or across natural rock formations or artificial rock walls.

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Rock-climbing equipment

A wide range of equipment is used during rock or any other type of climbing that includes equipment commonly used to protect a climber against the consequences of a fall.

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A rope is a group of yarns, plies, fibers or strands that are twisted or braided together into a larger and stronger form.

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Sailcloth encompasses a wide variety of materials that span those from natural fibers, such as flax, hemp or cotton in various forms of sail canvas, to synthetic fibers, including nylon, polyester, aramids, and carbon fibers in a variety of woven, spun and molded textiles.

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Ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene

Ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene (UHMWPE, UHMW) is a subset of the thermoplastic polyethylene.

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2 inch (50 mm) Nylon webbing as used in auto racing harnesses Webbing is a strong fabric woven as a flat strip or tube of varying width and fibres, often used in place of rope.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Climbing_harness

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