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undercling Line breaks: under|cling
Pronunciation: /ˈʌndəklɪŋ/

Definition of undercling in English:


A handhold facing down the rock face, gripped with the palm of the hand upwards.
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.
Example sentences
  • 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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