? asked in SportsOutdoor RecreationClimbing · 1 decade ago

What is sport climbing?

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  • Cody
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago
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    Sport climbing is (usually outdoor) rock climbing in which all the protection is placed into the rock by permanent bolts. This allows the lead climber to carry very little gear and climb more technically challenging routes because all he has to do is clip into a bolt instead of fishing through his rack to find proper rock protection to place. Sport climbing is just that, purely sport, so it would not be used by climbers on alpine routes (although there are some permanent bolts where necessary on some mountains).

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  • Jim
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    The answer by Cody is accurate. Some sport routes have frequent bolt and are quite safe. However some have bolts further apart than you would like and you can take quite a fall. Be sure you read up on the area you are going to. I find the bolts at Joshua Tree often further apart than I would have liked and I have to keep telling myself I'm not scared. I always recommend beginners climb with someone familiar with the routes in the area. Prior information on a route is sometimes called "Beta" and is priceless at the crux.

    Source(s): A lot of experience being a mediocre climber.
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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Sport climbing includes the usually illicit outings of Buildering.

    This is climbing any man-made artifact from sculpture to high-rise.

    Urban climbers thus have home court play with no natural except

    death, injury and select prosecution. This is elemental attraction.

    The technical side is exotic, usually pioneered, and a work in-

    progress depending upon the genre of ascent desired. Elevator

    awaits those who reach some pinnacles whereas others just fondle

    aircraft warning beacons. The Darwin Award includes Buildering.

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  • 1 decade ago

    What is sport climbing?well according 2 sum trad climbers ''sport climbing''is neither. LOL

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  • 1 decade ago

    When you climb and someone tells you that you're a good sport.

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