Sport climbing is climbing on vertical rock using pre-fixed protection to avoid not just ground falls, but also to avoid or, better say, minimize a potential danger of injury. This setup allows the climber to push his physical and technical limits and climb tough athletic and endurance routes.
Every climb has its own proposed and later agreed on grade (difficulty). The whole process is done by climbers themselves climbing the route and based on their subjective experience and feeling. There are many grading systems around the globe. The most used ones are probably the French and US ones. See the conversion table here CONVERSION TABLE LINK. The hardest route at the moment was established by Czech climber Adam Ondra in Norway. It follows the massive roof in Flatanger. It is called Silence and graded 9c (5.15d).
On Rockbusters sport climbing trips and courses we are dragging you straight to the business. We present sport climbing in its total and pure beauty so do not expect anything else than climbing at your limit at the best sport climbing crags in Europe. We choose the destinations according to the best climbing conditions during the year. The main goal is to provide maximum quality and quantity of climbing with professional coaching included so you are able to climb BETTER, HARDER & MORE!
The recent form of sport climbing was highly influenced by Kurt Albert. This German climber from Frankenjura has developed the RED POINT style. Redpoint means climbing the route clean, without resting on the gear. Rope, quickdraws, bolts, … are used only to protect against possible falls.
Nowadays we are looking at 3 ways to redpoint and send the route. The most valuable is called ON-SIGHT and it means to climb the route without any previous knowledge of the moves, holds, or any beta except the ones based on personal observations of the route from the ground. If you have talked to someone in the beta, watched someone climb the route, studied someone’s video, and climbed the route on your first go, you have FLASHED it. When you work out the route moves various times before sending you PROJECTING or RED POINTING.