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Noun: climbing helmet
  1. A piece of safety equipment that primarily protects the skull of a climber against falling debris (such as rocks or dropped pieces of protection) and impact forces during a fall.
    "Climbers may decide whether to wear a climbing helmet based on a number of factors such as the type of climb being attempted, concerns about weight, reductions in agility, added encumbrances, or simple vanity."

Type of: climbing equipment, helmet, rock-climbing equipment

Encyclopedia: Climbing helmet