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Kjeragbolten, a large chockstone or suspended boulder in Norway.

EtymologyEdit

chock +‎ stone. The climbing sense derives from the wedges' use as artificial chockstones.

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NounEdit

chockstone (plural chockstones)

  1. A stone, ranging in size from a boulder to a pebble, which has become wedged in a vertical fissure or cleft.
  2. A metal wedge or nut, threaded on a wire, used in rockclimbing for protection by wedging it into a crack in the rock.