HPSNZ Speed Climbing

High performance Sport NZ Programme

What is speed climbing?

The challenge of scaling a 15 meter wall on a 5 degree overhang with a standardised route using the same holds as fast as possible. A speed climber can expect the same wall, no matter where in the world they compete. This standardisation means a climber can work on perfecting every single move to make it up the top as fast as they possibly can. 

Thanks to the efforts of a local climbing club in the Bay of Plenty, New Zealand has an official Olympic speed climbing wall at Blake Park, Mount Maunganui.

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