As these Climbing articles explain, climbers need strength and finesse whether rock climbing or scaling Mount Everest. Learn about the different types of climbing and techniques.

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Naked Sherpa Sets World Record

25-year-old, Lakpa Tharke Sherpa, set a world record when he stripped naked on the summit of Mt. Everest in 2006. He faced also created controversy because the mountain is considered sacred. Learn about this record here.


The Ultimate Rock Climbing Quiz

The Ultimate Rock Climbing Quiz

Rock climbing is an exciting and demanding sports activity. Take this quiz to learn more about rock climbing. See more »

The Ultimate Calculating Climbing Grade Quiz

The Ultimate Calculating Climbing Grade Quiz

Calculating climbing grades help climbers gauge the difficulty of the route of the climb. Take this quiz to know more about calculating climbing grades. See more »

The Ultimate Climbing Gear Quiz

The Ultimate Climbing Gear Quiz

Having the right climbing gear can make the difference between a successful climb and disaster. Take this quiz to learn more about the right climbing gear. See more »

The Ultimate Ice Climbing Quiz

The Ultimate Ice Climbing Quiz

Ice climbing is an exciting form of rock climbing, involving the double challenges of height and cold. Take this quiz to learn more about ice climbing. See more »

The Ultimate Climbing Mt. Everest Quiz

The Ultimate Climbing Mt. Everest Quiz

Mount Everest is the world's tallest mountain and the ultimate climbing challenge. Take this quiz to learn more about climbing Mount Everest. See more »

The Ultimate Spelunking Quiz

The Ultimate Spelunking Quiz

Spelunking, or caving, is the exciting recreational sport of exploring caves. Take this quiz to learn more about spelunking. See more »

The Ultimate Tree Climbing Quiz

The Ultimate Tree Climbing Quiz

Tree climbing is gaining immense popularity these days. Learn more about safe tree climbing methods by taking this quiz. See more »

How Tree Climbing Works

How Tree Climbing Works

Tree climbing is not longer just a children's activity. Visit HowStuffWorks to learn all about tree climbing. See more »

What is the history of rock climbing?

What is the history of rock climbing?

What is the history of rock climbing? Visit HowStuffWorks to learn the history of rock climbing. See more »

How to Calculate Climbing Grade

How to Calculate Climbing Grade

Want to know how to calculate climbing grade? Visit HowStuffWorks to learn how to calculate climbing grade. See more »