Vintage Footage of the First International Sport Climbing Competition


Those tights though. Anyone else think the clothing from the late 1980’s should come back?

Snowbird, Utah hosted the first International Sport Climbing Championships in the US, in 1988. The next issue of Rock and Ice magazine will feature the comp, from the perspective of one of the competitors—Rock and Ice and Gym Climber’s Senior Editor Alison Osius. 



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