This is the best-known discipline in climbing. It has been established in competitions for more than twenty years. A rope is used for climbing on artificial walls that are ca. 10 to 20 meters high. This requires mainly strength, endurance and technical as well as tactical finesse. The objective in sport climbing is to master a route within a set time limit, preferably without any falls, and to climb higher than the other competitors, if possible. A climber must clip all quickdraws himself while climbing.
Just as any other competitive sport climbing requires certain rules, too. Climbers must adhere to these rules so their route is considered to have been completed flawless. Each discipline has its own guidelines for the jury that does the valuation.
Sport climbing means climbing with a rope and belayers on the ground.
- For a route to be climbed without faults, each quickdraw must be clipped. Only permitted grips/zones may be used, and the route must be climbed within a certain time limit.
- On-sight Mode: Climbers may inspect the route from the ground only, and it must be climbed without any previous trial; inspection time is limited.
- The attempt begins when the climbers lifts his second foot off the ground. * The attempt ends when the climber a) climbs the route perfectly, b) falls, c) violates any rule.
- The climber that gets highest wins the competition.