CLIMBING IS ARRIVING AT THE OLYMPICS

For the first time in the TOKYO 2020 Olympics  climbing will be featuring.

WHAT SORT OF CLIMBING?

The competition will be a combination of 3 Events:

BOULDERING

SPEED CLIMBING

SPORT CLIMBING

BOULDERING:  Low level gymnastic style climbing above large matting, without ropes.

SPEED CLIMBING: 2 competitors compete side by side for a fastest ascent, the fastest moves on to the next round.

SPORT CLIMBING: Roped climbing on longer climbs attempting to ascend as high as possible on a new climb.

WHO WINS?

There will be medals for a combined position so, those who score highly in all the 3 disciplines are likely to win medals.

WHO WILL BE COMPETING?

There are 20 women and 20 men.

They are chosen through various world wide competitions.

Up to 2 women / men from a given country can compete.

DO WE HAVE ANY CLIMBERS GOING?

YES! So far we have Shauna Coxsey representing the UK. Shauna is a multi medal winner in  previous world cups.

Anyone else? so far no other UK based climbers have made the cut (as of Feb 2020).