Host City: Athina, Greece
Venue(s): Panathenaic Stadium, Athina
Date Started: April 26, 1906
Date Finished: April 26, 1906
Format: Placement decided on best time to climb a 10-meter rope.
The rope climbing event was a very popular one for the Greek crowds because it was won in the Panathenaic Stadium by a Greek, Georgios Aliprantis. The event consisted of climbing a 10-meter rope with the athletes being timed. The winner was based on who recorded the fastest time in climbing the rope. Béla Erődi and Konstantinos Kozanitas, who tied for second with 13 and 4/5ths second. Erődi was awarded second over Kozanitas because while climbing, Kozanitas had touched the pole from which the rope hung.
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