It got me thinking that if caving ever got into the Olympics how would it be done?
It wouldn't be won by anyone from the UK, is a pretty safe bet, putting it mildly. Overseas caving is decades ahead of us. For example...
I'm sure you'll have heard about the introduction of sport climbing at the Olympics. I've watched a few rounds and was quite engrossed. Hopefully it will inspire many more people to have a go at climbing. It got me thinking that if caving ever got into the Olympics how would it be done?FYI - Olympic sport climbing is a three part competition. First speed climbing where you climb a set route to hit a buzzer in the fastest possible time (something like six seconds). Then there are four boulder problems to complete which even the best in the world can't do all of. Finally it is the lead climb. A huge overhanging 15m wall which is enormously difficult. You are marked on the highest hold you get to and in qualifying no one got to the top!! Impressive stuff.
Does this mean we could get to cheer on Mark Wright stuffing a rope-bag at Paris 2024?
Quote from: pwhole on August 05, 2021, 07:47:14 pmDoes this mean we could get to cheer on Mark Wright stuffing a rope-bag at Paris 2024? Caving triathlon:Real ale-drinking / pie-eating / beard-cleaning.
Speed /timed bolting could be interesting to watch
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