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Origins of climbing lingo 25-Oct-2010 At 5:06:45 PM prb
On 25/10/2010 ambyeok wrote:
>Ok, this challenge is now open to non-bomber pro wannabes.

There can't be many of those around.

I suspect our word came from its meaning "to fix firmly" or "to make secure", eg. you can pitch stones in mortar. Cricket wickets are actually "pitched" 22 yards apart. It may have been used originally in the Alps in the sense of setting up a belay, and evolved into the meaning of the noun and verb we use today.

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