Definition of undercling in English:


Syllabification: un·der·cling
Pronunciation: /ˈəndərˌkliNG


  • A handhold that faces down the rock face.
    More example sentences
    • About 2.5 feet below and 8 inches to the left of the undercling is a good positive tiny foothold which is hard to see if you don't know it's there.
    • Another move up, the incut pocket now worked into an undercling, and that's leg-breaking territory.
    • Go up past an undercling to finish by a thin crack.


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  • Climb using undercling handholds.
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    • For the last few moves, you walk your feet up the diagonal crack while underclinging at the same time.
    • In extreme situations you may even need to use a foot smear to oppose the underclinging hand.
    • A bit of ferocious underclinging allowed me to poke my spare hand into the high crack.

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