Sport climbing is a form of rock climbing that relies on permanent anchors fixed to the rock for protection. This differs from traditional climbing where climbers must place removable protection as they climb.
Sport climbing has three main disciplines:
Speed climbing – climbing 15 meters in less than 6-8 seconds
Lead climbing - a height competition, how high can you get in the specified timeframe
Bouldering - a 5m or less climb where climbers are ranked on the number of routes they have completed in the designated timeframe
Climbing requires a complex skillset including endurance, technical skills, tactics, strength and of course the ability to conquer any fear of heights!
Sport climbing is set to become an Olympic sport in 2018 at the Youth Olympic Games before being included in the Tokyo Olympic Games in 2020.
Good nutrition and supplementation ensures climbers recover as quickly as possible and at on the top of their game.