How do you compete?
In the Pan American Games, sport climbing will be played in two modalities:
Speed: Athletes compete on identical routes with the goal of reaching the top of a 15m-high wall as quickly as possible.
Combined: it is a test in which the speed and bouldering modality are combined.
Bouldering: this competition takes place in a 4.5 m high structure, which has a distribution of boulders totally unknown to athletes. They observe it minutes before starting the competition, with the aim of completing the largest number of boulders in the fewest number of attempts, during a given period.
Lead: it is disputed in a 15 m structure, which has a distribution of holds totally unknown to athletes. As in the boulder mode, they can observe and analyze it minutes before starting. The athlete who climbs as high as possible, in a single attempt, is the winner.