- 1an act of climbing up a mountain, rock or large number of steps; a period of time spent climbing an exhausting climb It's an hour's climb to the summit. See related entries: Mountains and valleys
- 2a mountain or rock which people climb up for sport Titan's Wall is the mountain's hardest rock climb. increase
- 3[usually singular] an increase in value or amount the dollar’s climb against the euro See related entries: Trends to a higher position or status
- 4[usually singular] progress to a higher status, standard or position a rapid climb to stardom the long slow climb out of the recession Word Origin Old English climban, of West Germanic origin; related to Dutch and German klimmen, also to cleave ‘to stick close to something’.Extra examples I was fitter the first time I did the climb. The airline faces an uphill climb to compete with top air carriers. They began the long climb up the hill. We rode to Pamba then made the final climb on foot. a long slow climb out of recession a steady climb in the cost of travel her rapid climb to stardom the short climb from the road to the summit the upward climb of interest rates It’s an hour’s climb to the summit. Titan’s Wall is the mountain’s hardest rock climb.