Gymnastics at the 1896 Summer Olympics – Men's rope climbing
The men's rope climbing
was one of eight gymnastics
events on the Gymnastics at the 1896 Summer Olympics
programme. The final event in the gymnastics competition, rope climbing was held on 10 April. The rope was 14 metres long, suspended from a frame. Time and style were considered in placing the competitors who reached the top and distance climbed separating those who did not make it all the way up. Five competitors entered, with the two Greeks taking top honors by being the only two to complete the climb. The German Fritz Hofmann
won the bronze medal, while the weightlifting champions Viggo Jensen
and Launceston Elliot
finished fourth and fifth.