Main meanings of redpoint in English

: redpoint1redpoint2

redpoint1

Pronunciation /ˈrɛdpɔɪnt/

noun

Mountaineering
  • In sport climbing: an ascent completed by a lead climber without falling or resting on the rope, though not at the first attempt.

Origin

1980s; earliest use found in Canadian Alpine Journal. From red + point, apparently after German Rotpunkt.

Main meanings of redpoint in English

: redpoint1redpoint2

redpoint2

Pronunciation /ˈrɛdpɔɪnt/

verb

Mountaineering
  • In sport climbing: to complete (a route) as a lead climber without falling or resting on the rope, having attempted or practised the route in the past.

Origin

1980s; earliest use found in Mountain. From redpoint.