For the first time ever, Climbing will be in the Olympic 2020 Games which (delayed due to Covid-19) will be held in 2021 in Tokyo.
There are three disciplines in climbing: Lead, Speed and Boulder.
- Lead climbing involves tall walls of varied angles and forms, the climber starts tied into the rope at the bottom of the climb and clips the rope into quickdraws as they climb upwards.
- Speed climbing is ultimately a race! Climbers race up identical climbs on a 16m inclined wall and the first climber to the top wins. Gravity Worx has the only exact regulation speed climbing wall in the country.
- Bouldering is on shorter walls, typically up to 2m tall with crash mats below and involves shorter and sometimes more powerful sequences.
These days more and more people are getting into climbing and its not just us here in Melbourne talking about it! Check out these news items on climbing from around the world. Why Rock Climbing May Be the Ultimate Full-Body Workout Time Magazine Climbing has gone from niche sport to worldwide sensation. What is its dizzying appeal? The Guardian Gone in seven seconds: 'Spiderwoman' breaks women's climbing speed record The Guardian What is Speed Climbing? All you need to know RedBull TV