a plastic shell equipped with an adjustable suspension system and a chinstrap. designed to disperse the energy of an object falling on the head. Some helmets may be designed to take side. front. and back impacts (contrast with hard hat).

climbing helmet (Wikipedia)

A wide range of equipment is used during rock or any other type of climbing that includes equipment commonly used to protect a climber against the consequences of a fall.

See also the Glossary of climbing terms for more equipment descriptions.

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