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Olympic Climbing Schedule, Dates and Times to Watch

Check here for the dates and time for finding Olympic climbing.

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Climbing at the Olympics will be called “sport climbing,” so if you’re browsing alphabetized TV listings and Olympic broadcast schedules, make sure you’re searching appropriately.

Also read: The Idiot’s Guide to Olympic Climbing

More specifically, climbing at this summer’s Olympics will feature three different types of climbing—three “disciplines,” to use climber lingo—but the objective is broadly the same for each of them: move upwards on the climbing wall.

The three Olympic climbing “disciplines” will be speed climbingbouldering, and lead climbing. That’s because the Olympics will combine those three separate climbing disciplines into a single event. This means the Olympian climbers will participate in all three disciplines—speed climbing, bouldering, and lead climbing—in sequential order. It will be like climbing’s version of a triathlon, and that was a totally new thing when it was first announced … new for the climbers, new for the spectators, new for everyone.

Also read: Who’s Who: Meet Olympic Teams USA, Japan, Slovenia, Czech Republic

Sport Climbing Competition Schedule

All times are in Japan Standard Time (JST). Times are 13 hours ahead of New York.

Date and Time: Tue 3 Aug. 17:00 – 22:40
Venues: Aomi Urban Sports Park
Men’s Combined Qualification – Speed
Men’s Combined Qualification – Bouldering
Men’s Combined Qualification – Lead

Date and Time: Wed 4 Aug. 17:00 – 22:40
Venues: Aomi Urban Sports Park
Women’s Combined Qualification – Speed
Women’s Combined Qualification – Bouldering
Women’s Combined Qualification – Lead

Date and Time: Thu 5 Aug. 17:30 – 22:20
Venues: Aomi Urban Sports Park
Men’s Combined Final – Speed
Men’s Combined Final – Bouldering
Men’s Combined Final – Lead
Men’s Combined Victory Ceremony

Date and Time: Fri 6 Aug. 17:30 – 22:20
Venues: Aomi Urban Sports Park
Women’s Combined Final – Speed
Women’s Combined Final – Bouldering
Women’s Combined Final – Lead
Women’s Combined Victory Ceremony

Also read: Who’s Who: Meet Olympic Teams Austria, Great Britain, Germany, France and Canada

Also read: What You Need to Know About the Olympic Climbing Wall

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