Climbing Lexicon

Mountain features
 

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slope

crag

finger

needle, pinnacle

terrace

notch

tower

chimney

face, wall

ledge

spur

arête

scree

gully, couloir

summit, top

col

crest

peak

saddle

ice cap

cirque

crevasse

seracs

glacier

snout

moraine

pass

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pendio

scarpata

ago, dito

guglia

terrazzo

forcella

torrione

camino

parete

cengia

sperone

spigolo

pietraia

canalone

vetta

bocchetta

cresta

picco

sella

calotta

circo glaciale

crepaccio

seracchi

ghiacciaio

lingua

morena

passo, valico

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pente

escarpé

doigt

aiguille

terrasse

brèche

tour

cheminée

paroi

vire

éperon

arête

caillasse

couloir

cime, sommet

brèche

crête

pic

col

calotte

cirque glaciaire

crevasse

séracs

glacier

langue

moraine

col

 


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