When a climber has led a climb from top to bottom with out weighting the rope or gear. Also called a clean ascent. In the 1980s, German climber Kurt Albert marked climbs which he had done with no falls with a redpoint at their base.
Leading a bolted route after inspecting it, and maybe after practising individual moves on a toprope. Originally, if the quickdraws were preplaced, this would be called a pinkpoint; for a redpoint, the leader would have to place the quickdraws as they went. However, preplaced quickdraws have now become the norm and now would be known as a redpoint. [Michele McIntyre] Derived from German Rotpunkt. The word came in to common usage in the Frankenjura in the 1970s: it originated from the practice of painting a small red circle at the bottom of a climb that had been climbed without aid. Kurt Albert and others started the trend. [Julian Mecklenburgh] sport route which is led after watching others, rehearsing moves on toprope, or simply any sport lead where moves have been done before (in the event of a fall). See also cheating, headpoint. [Wil Treasure