la escalada
-the climb
See the entry for escalada.

escalada

escalada(
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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (upward movement)
a. climb
David está entrenando para su primera escalada.David's training for his first climb.
b. ascent
Los escaladores se toparon con varios obstáculos en la escalada.The climbers encountered a number of problems during the ascent.
2. (activity)
a. climbing
Javier practica la escalada y su siguiente objetivo son los Andes.Javier goes climbing and is aiming for the Andes next.
3. (increase)
a. rise
La escalada del crimen hace necesario adoptar medidas extremas.The rise in crime means that we need to adopt extreme measures.
b. escalation
La escalada de precios está a punto de dejarnos en la bancarrota.The escalation in prices is on the verge of bankrupting us.
4. (promotion)
a. rise
No todos aceptaron de buen agrado la escalada de Suárez a la presidencia.Not everyone welcomed Suarez's rise to the presidency.
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escalada
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (de montaña)
a. climb
escalada en rocarock climbing
2. (de violencia, precios)
a. escalation, rise
escalada
1 [de montaña] climb; ascent
es una escalada fácil it's an easy climb o ascent; su rápida escalada al poder his rapid rise to power
escalada artificial artificial climbing
escalada en rocas rock climbing
escalada libre free climbing
2 (aumento) escalation
una escalada de la violencia an escalation of violence; últimamente ha habido una escalada del/en el conflicto lately there has been an escalation of/in the conflict; lately the conflict has escalated; se ha producido una escalada en los precios prices have escalated
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