Definitions for "AID CLIMBING"
climbing in which the climber relies on the rope or gear for upward progress or to support his or her weight
Climbing by pulling or resting on gear that is either placed or fixed into the rock. This is in contrast to Free Climbing, in. Aid routes are also called "Nail Ups." A route which requires Aid Climbing is rated Grade 6 (Free Climbing is rated Grade 5, as in 5.10).
The use of anything other than the natural rock features to ascend up the rock. Aluminum ladders don't count