Rock climbing using pre-placed protection such as bolts or a top rope. Frequently involves difficult, gymnastic moves. Opposite of traditional climbing.
Climbing routes that often require significant gymnastic and athletic ability, but that do not require extensive training in the placement of protection. Sport routes ususally have closely spaced bolts that a leader may clip so that she can concentrate on completing the difficult moves rather than securing herself against a potential fall. Anathema to trads, sport climbing is the domain of the rads.
Climbing routes on which pre-placed bolts are used for protection.
A school of climbing that generally emphasizes shorter routes, physically difficult movement, and bolted protection. This includes gym climbing and competition.
Climbing, indoors or out, in which all the protection and anchors are permanently in place
Ascending routes of extreme gymnastic difficulty protected by closely spaced bolts.
Climbing a bolted rock route ( sport route), a type of climbing with some of its own terminology. Pinkpoint and redpoint refer to the degree the route has already been set up.
Climbing on routes which use bolts. Spotting
Sport climbing is a style of rock climbing that relies on permanent anchors fixed to the rock, especially bolts, for protection. Sport climbing places an emphasis on gymnastic ability, strength and endurance, while virtually eliminating the need to place protection while climbing.