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Updated: 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.

Watch Olympic Sports Climbing on local NBC channels, USA or stream on NBC Olympics.

Here is an important, difficult to find link for livestreaming on NBC and USA. Click on the video (circle with triangle) icon and you go to a sign up page for Peacock, NBC’s streaming service. It is unclear if the free Peacock service will livestream sport climbing. Peacock Premium, for $4.99/month, notes that it streams “all of our live sports.”

Also read: The Idiot’s Guide to Olympic Climbing

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 MDT and may change. 

August 3
Venue: Aomi Urban Sports Park
Men’s Combined Qualification – Speed 2:00 a.m.
Men’s Combined Qualification – Bouldering 3:00 a.m. 
Men’s Combined Qualification – Lead 6:10 a.m.

 August 4
Venue: Aomi Urban Sports Park
Women’s Combined Qualification – Speed 2:00 a.m.
Women’s Combined Qualification – Bouldering 3:00 a.m.
Women’s Combined Qualification – Lead 6:10 a.m.

 August 5
Venue: Aomi Urban Sports Park
Men’s Combined Final – Speed 2:30 a.m.
Men’s Combined Final – Bouldering 3:30 a.m. 
Men’s Combined Final – Lead 6:10 a.m.
Men’s Combined Victory Ceremony

August 6
Venue: Aomi Urban Sports Park
Women’s Combined Final – Speed 2:30 a.m. 
Women’s Combined Final – Bouldering 3:30 a.m.
Women’s Combined Final – Lead 6:10 a.m.
Women’s Combined Victory Ceremony

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

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