Face climbing

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Face climbing is a type of climbing where climbers use features and irregularities in the rock such as finger pockets and edges to ascend a vertical rock face.[1] Face climbing is contrasted with crack climbing. Face climbing is less reliant upon technique than crack climbing, but instead relies more upon body position.[2]


  1. ^ Kidd, Timothy W.; Hazelrigs, Jennifer (2009). Rock Climbing: Rock Climbing. Human Kinetics 10%. p. 211. ISBN 9781450409001. 
  2. ^ Bachar, John; Boga, Steven (1996). Free Climbing With John Bachar. Stackpole Books. p. 5. ISBN 9780811725170.