On-sight climbing

On-sight climbing means to attempt a rock climbing route for the first time without inspection or any form of "beta" (such as route description, watching others climb it, etc.).

Climbing equipment, such as Quickdraws or other protection equipment, is not pre-placed on the route during an on-sight.

On-sighting is a form of adventure climbing emphasizing the skills of route finding, quick thinking and problem solving.

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