Below are a few of the more commonly used abbreviations found in guides.

L Left PR Piton Runner
LH Left-hand BR Bolt Runner
R Right BB Bolt Belay
RH Right-hand DBB Double Bolt Belay
DS Direct Start
DF Direct Finish
FA First Ascent
FFA First Free Ascent

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