Get "Free Climbing" app and find out everything about this type of rock climbing. Watch videos of pro free climbers talking about their experiences and demonstrating different free climbing techniques, and get familiar with all types of free climbing. Lots of videos of pro free climbers introducing you to all free climbing methods. Everything about traditional free climbing, sport climbing, free soloing and bouldering. Ropes and other equipment for preventing fall: skyhooks, pitons, climbing harness, belay devices, nuts or cams, carabiners and so on. Onsight: Free climbing a route/boulder for the very first time without any prior information about the route but the grade. Flash: Free climbing a route/boulder for the very first time having some information about the sequence. This information can be acquired by seeing other climbers on it or by having a detailed description of the moves. Own experience on the route/boulder is not allowed. Red Point: Free climbing a route, no matter how many times we have been on the route before. Free Solo: Free climbing a bold route without rope or other sort of protection. Free climbing is a type of rock climbing in which the climber uses only hands, feet and other parts of the body to ascend, employing ropes and forms of climbing protection to prevent falls only. In contrast, free soloing uses no aids of any kind for protection or ascent while aid climbing employs ropes, protection, and direct aids to pull or stand upon such as jumars to make upward progress on extremely sheer vertical surfaces. Used as an umbrella term, free climbing spans four subsets of climbing styles: traditional, sport, free soloing and bouldering. The method involves a leader climbing a route from the ground up. For protection against a fall, the lead climber trails a rope which is managed by a belayer who remains on the ground or at an established anchor. As the leader climbs, they place traditional protection (cams, stoppers) or clip their rope through pre-placed bolted hangers or fixed anchors (aka bolts). The belayer feeds rope to the lead climber through a belay device, keeping a minimum amount of slack in the system, and keeping themselves ready to lock off the rope in case the leader falls. The leader climbs until the top is reached, and they can then belay the following climber from above.