Scrambling Examples

Scrambling is in-between hiking and rock climbing. Library of Congress Subject Headings only includes Alpine Scrambling, so add scrambling to the the title and/or description.

Key things for identifying scrambling images:

  • Hands are used for balance
  • Feet are carefully placed in small scoops, cracks, and edges
  • Rope may be carried
  • The rock angle is less than vertical

 

Applicable LCSH Terms
  • None

Please include Scrambling in the title and description. Using our Yosemite Decimal System page, you can add Hiking or Rock climbing, depending upon the class. For example, if a climbing rope is visible Рapply Rock climbing.

 

Scrambling Examples

The below images depict the act of scrambling and have been taken from the University of Utah Digital Library.

Example Image 1: Descending tiny toe steps to reach the top of Rainbow, Glen Canyon, Utah 1951

This image is from the Marjorie G. Paul Photograph Collection and courtesy of the Multimedia Archives, Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah.

In this image, two people are using their hands for balance. Notice their hands are extended and open, rather than clenched or very gripped.

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Example Image 2: Man scrambling up sandstone face [2], Glen Canyon, Utah, 1962

This image is from the Bruce Berger Photograph Collection and courtesy of the Multimedia Archives, Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah.

Since this image is taken from afar, you can see that the rock face is less than vertical. Notice the scoops that the man is placing his feet into as he scrambles.

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Example Image 3: Leo Walters and a woman scrambling up a sandstone face, Glen Canyon, Utah, 1962

This image is from the Bruce Berger Photograph Collection and courtesy of the Multimedia Archives, Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah.

In this photo, Leo Walters carries a rope. They’re both looking down at their feet as they (carefully) place their toes in indentations. Similar to the first image, their hands are more extended and open.

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