With the Olympics on our doorsteps and the incredible exposure the Games will give our sport, we cannot ignore the growth of our followers.
Sport Climbing audience is changing: till now it has been restricted to the climbers' niche, we are now opening up to newcomers. For this reason, the Sport Department decided to put forward a review of the Bouldering scoring system that will greatly improve the understanding of standings for a non-endemic audience and allow for predictions during competitions. The "Bonus" hold will take back its original name of "Zone" and the scoring sequence will now be:
1. Number of Tops (T)
2. Number of zones (z)
3. Number of attempts to Top (A)
4. Number of attempts to zone (shown only in case of ties)
The Bouldering scoring system was approved by the Executive Board and will be in place for the 2018 season.