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Why do climbers say Allez?

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First asked   Oct 1, 2022,
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Climbers often use the term "allez" as a form of encouragement or motivation during a climb. While it may sound similar to the word "alle" in French, its usage in climbing is not directly related to its meaning in the French language.

In the climbing context, "allez" is typically shouted or exclaimed to cheer on a fellow climber, especially in a sport climbing or bouldering setting. It serves as a way to provide support, push someone to give their best effort, and create a positive and motivating atmosphere. When climbers hear "allez," it can inspire them to keep pushing through difficult sections or to summon the determination needed to complete a challenging climb.

While it's not a universal term used by all climbers, "allez" has become a common expression within the climbing community, representing encouragement and enthusiasm during the climbing process.

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