2015 Climbing Circuit: the Calendar has been revealed

The IFSC has just revealed its 2015 Calendar. With 20 events in 15 different cities, the IFSC climbing circuit will start in May and end in November with the traditional IFSC World Cup in Kranj, Slovenia.

For the first time the IFSC World Cup series will stop in Stavanger, Norway for a Lead World Cup, and Arco will host the World Youth Championships in the 3 disciplines (Boulder, Lead, Speed).

The IFSC has also announced the following competitions that are now part of the 2016 Calendar:

  • University World Championships, Shanghai (CHN), 12-16 October 2016
  • IFSC World Youth Championships, Guangzhou (CHN), 20-25 October 2016

Do not hesitate to check regularly the Calendar on the IFSC website, where you will find the updated list of events.


The DAV broke ground on its new climbing centre

The new DAV-Climbing and Bouldering Centre München-Nord will be finished in 2015. In Munich-Freimann, one of the most modern climbing facilities in the world has been erected. The center, with 3,800 square meters of climbing and bouldering surfaces, is expected to open its doors by April 2015.

250 indoor climbing routes

With 1 900 square meters, the indoor climbing areas will be home to 250 climbing routes. An indoor bouldering facility of 800 square meters will please the many followers of this trend sport. A separate kids' climbing and play area with many age-appropriate attractions will open for the next generation. In the outdoor complex, an indoor rock climbing area is planned with approximately 1,100 square meters of climbing surface and is currently in the first phase of construction.

An outdoor bouldering area, which is connected to the indoor boulder hall, will be completed in the next phase of construction. The outdoor area will also include a competition arena that can host over 2,000 spectators. The bistro area with its large roof terrace invites to relax. Visitors enjoy the beautiful views of the outdoor enclosure.

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"A dream comes true"

After almost a decade of planning, "DAV Kletter- und Boulderzentren München e.V.” and the participating sportsclub "SC München - Freimann 1950 e.V." called this a "long cherished dream finally coming true. Right next to the climbing and bouldering facility the partner SC München - Freimann 1950 e.V. will offer other sports such as tennis and soccer. A key part of the joint project is the multi-purpose gym, which will be used by both clubs.

You can check on the progress here:

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Rock Master Festival certified ISO 201221:13 for sustainable event management

Some months ago the association Società Sportiva Dilettantistica Arrampicata Sportiva Arco srl, as the organiser and manager of the Rock Master Festival sports event, undertook the necessary steps to receive UNI ISO 20121:2013 certification for sustainable events management. Sustainable events management takes into account a series of environmental, social, and economic factors that include all those who, for various reasons, are involved in the event: employees, volunteers, sponsors, athletes, competition judges, suppliers of goods and services, sports clubs, public and private enterprises,  spectators, and local citizens.

After evaluation by the regulatory body DNV GL before, during, and after the event, SSD Arrampicata Sportiva Arco srl received official certification of sustainable management for the Rock Master Festival. This is one of the first sport events in Italy to be certified in accordance to the UNI ISO 20121:2013 norm.

This result represents not an end but a basis on which to promote sport climbing and the Alto Garda Trentino territory.

The certificate was awarded with DNV GL, the company that evaluated our performance and also with Trento-based Master Net srl, who accompanied us throughout the entire certification process. This encounter provided the opportunity to analyse the event data and also the results of 130 questionnaires answered during the event aimed at finding out more about opinions regarding environmental, social, and economical issues.

The IFSC congratulates SSD Arrampicata Sportiva Arco srl on their exemplary model of sustainable event management. You make our sport proud!


2014 IFSC World Cup season wraps up in Kranj, Slovenia, November 15-16

The 2014 IFSC World Cup season will wrap up in Kranj, Slovenia, with a Lead competition this November 15-16. Settled in prehistoric times, Kranj will be the determining factor in the overall Lead World Cup rankings!

Provisional program (GMT+1)

Saturday, November 15

09h00–12h00 Lead qualification for men

14h00–17h00 Lead qualification for women

20h00–22h00 Lead semi-final for men & women (live streaming)

Sunday, November 16

17h00-19h00 Lead final for men & women (live streaming)


Any climbing fans who can’t be on site at a given competition will be able to watch the event live streaming on our homepage.

We are also present on Twitter during the events, so reach out to us using the hashtag #IFSCwc!


Find more info and multimedia for Kranj on our dedicated event page.


Wujiang Men's Lead Finals Replay available Tuesday on YouTube

Replay of the Men's Lead Finals from Wujiang will be available today on YouTube.

Due to an unreliable Internet connection on-site, we were not able to stream the second half of Sunday's finals live. Our TV crew arrives in Japan today and will upload footage of the event when they access a more stable connection.

We thank you for your patience and understanding; we always do our best to make the webcasting of events the best possible, but sometimes adverse conditions can make it difficult.


CAC wraps up a stellar 2014 with donation in Mokpo

The IFSC Official Charity Climbers Against Cancer has made its latest donation towards cancer research internationally at the World Cup (L) event in Mokpo, Korea.

On behalf of the global climbing family and represented by current World Champion Jain Kim and CAC Ambassador Kimanda Jarzebiak, a cheque for 17,146,787.00 Won (£10,000) was handed over to Mr. Geon Kook Lee of the National Cancer Centre Korea.

The hand-over in Mokpo is the 7th contribution from the climbers charity CAC across the world and follows on from the previous donations in Australia, France, Canada, United Kingdom, United States and Germany.

The charity is currently drawing up plans for the next round of donations in 2015 with many cancer research facilities due to benefit in the future from the generosity and support of climbers internationally.

Watch video of the donation below:


Wujiang Streaming Technical Difficulties

Climbing fans, due to an unreliable Internet connection in Wujiang, the live streaming may be unstable for tomorrow's World Cup competitions.

Our team will attempt to stream both to YouTube and to our backup stream (via the "click here if you don't have access to YouTube" link on the homepage), but the quality may be sub-par and the stream may cut out at times. If that is the case, the full competitions will be uploaded to YouTube as soon as our team gets a more reliable connection in Japan.

Given the large time change for our fans in Europe and North America, we wanted to warn you before you wake up in the middle of the night to watch.

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