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Free climbing

(mountaineering) climbing without using pitons, étriers, etc, as direct aids to ascent, but using ropes, belays, etc, at discretion for security Compare aid climbing

rock climbing using natural holds, without assistive devices such as pegs, but sometimes with ropes for protection only


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