The Mountaineers Books The Climbing Dictionary

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

In this hilarious illustrated lexicon of climbing terms & slang, Matt Samet has compiled a reference of more than 600 terms used by climbers & mountaineers around the world. The Climbing Dictionary runs the gamut from technical terms (belay, harness, rappel, Stopper) to slang (dab, choking the cobra, Gaston, old dad, pimpy), to regional (such as the Southwest's baby-butt slopers), antiquated (Goldline, press-up), and foreign terms that have achieved universal usage (a cheval, colonnette) and much more. Each word's definition includes its part of speech, origin (if known), its meaning, and a humorous but factually sound example sentence to demonstrate usage.

- Mountain Gear

Where to Buy

Help support this site by making your next gear purchase through one of the links above. Click a link, buy what you need, and the seller will contribute a portion of the purchase price to support Trailspace's independent gear reviews.