2004, France. Jacky Godoffe dreamt up the first speed wall, using one type of hold (6B grade) : two identical routes, with two climbers competing simultaneously. Jacky Godoffe’s first speed hold was shaped by Patrick Roux.
In 2007 the IFSC certified the official 10 and 15 metre routes that were to become the playground for a long line of champions.
The discipline has never stopped developing and growing in popularity, with the high point so far the Olympic games in Tokyo in 2021. At time of writing the official world records on the 15m wall are 5.009 secs for the men 6.53 secs for the women.