a technique used in rock climbing sometimes a hold is not very good and holding onto it can be difficult. The dead point is used when a hold is so difficult to hold onto that any motion by the climber will result in them slipping off the hold. The climber moves dynamically and at the highest point in their trajectory when their upward force exactly balances gravity they are effectively weight-less. At this moment they are also momentarily stationary. They can place their hands on the hold and prepare for their weight to come onto the hold. This is a very difficult technique to master.

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