The Ascent Event tests the competitor’s ability to efficiently and safely use their selected and approved ascent system. The event assesses the competitor’s efficiency in attaching the ascent system to the ascent line(s), ascending to the bell, and transferring into a descent system.

The height of the bell may be set from 12 to 25 meters (39ft, 4.5in to 82ft, 0.25in).

The event is divided into three main sections as follows:

  • Setup Time: Competitors assemble their climbing system.
  • Ascent Time: Competitors ascend to a bell.
  • Changeover Time: Competitors transfer to a descent system.

The descent is not a timed portion of the event.

Detailed Event Description



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