Technical Commissions

The IFSC Technical Commissions are established by Article 33 of the IFSC Statutes.

The IFSC Executive Board approved the composition, chairs, and vice chairs of the following Technical Commissions:

  • Rules
  • Events
  • Coaches
  • Routesetters
  • Judges
  • Sport Development

New members were elected following the IFSC General Assembly 2021.

Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. regarding the Technical Commissions.

Judges Commission

2021-2025

NamePositionCountry
Claudia Kreuscher
Member

Austria

Paul Ledet
Member

Canada

Cosme Mejia
Member

Ecuador

David Mora
Member

Spain

Johannes Altner
Vice Chair

Germany

Sammy Yick
Member

Hong Kong, China

Ole Morten Olsen
Member

Norway

Evgeniy Levin
Member

Russia

Stanley Yeo
Chair

Singapore

Bruce Mitchell
Member

United States

Purpose

  • To develop and maintain the highest standards in judging IFSC Sport Climbing competitions in all disciplines and categories.
  • To develop, improve and standardise a career path for judges.

Activities

  • To oversee the annual evaluation of judges based on experience and peer reports.
  • To update the annual list of active judges and to monitor the quality of international Jury Presidents and Judges.
  • To coordinate with the Routesetters Commission and Technical Delegates and to propose nominations for IFSC Jury Presidents and IFSC Judges to officiate IFSC events.
  • To continuously improve the standard of judging at IFSC events by reporting to the Sport Department and making recommendations.
  • To oversee the running of courses aimed at developing new judges following IFSC guidelines and using the most modern educational techniques and methods.

Coaches Commission

2021-2025

NamePositionCountry
Kilian Fischhuber
Member

Austria

Marco Jubes
Member

Belgium

Jeff Thomson
Member

Canada

Daniel Serman
Member

Chile

Zhao Lei
Member

China

Pavlos Georgiades
Chair

Cyprus

Iva Vejmolova
Member

Czech Republic

Leah Crane
Member

Great Britain

Christopher Smolkovic
Member

Germany

Yoshiko Nishitani
Member

Japan

Aukje van Weert
Member

Netherlands

Mateuzs Miroslaw
Member

Poland

Ekaterina Deulina
Member

Russia

Jay Koh
Member

Singapore

Emma Hawke
Vice Chair

Sweden

Josh Larson
Member

United States

Purpose

  • To act as a centre of excellence in the coaching field.
  • To represent coaches globally and provide support to regions to develop sustainable coaching education.
  • To promote a culture of integrity during competitions, resisting doping, cheating, fraud, manipulation or corruption.

Activities

To collect proposals from coaches and make recommendations to other technical commissions for improvements of all Sport Climbing disciplines.

Rules Commission

2021-2025

NamePositionCountry
Paul Hughes
Member

Canada

Ying Cheng
Member

China

Lumir Navrat
Member

Czech Republic

Quim Hernandez
Member

Spain

François Leonardon
Chair

France

Tim Hatch
Vice Chair

Great Britain

Philipp Bannasch
Member

Germany

Nelson Lam
Member

Hong Kong, China

Cristiano Fossali
Member

Italy

Naoto Hakamada
Member

Japan

Matt Ornes
Member

United States

Werner Gächter
Member

Austria

Nicki Horak
Member

Norway

Purpose

The Rules Commission is responsible for maintaining and updating the official international rules of Sport Climbing.

Activities

  • To analyse the requirement for improvement of all Sport Climbing disciplines and to consider proposals received by other Technical Commissions, officials, and IFSC staff.
  • To identify proposals with impact on other Technical Commissions’ work and bring those for discussion to the Sport Department Management Committee.
  • To make recommendations to the Executive Board regarding Rules changes.

Events Commission

Following the 2021 IFSC General Assembly, new members are coming soon.

Purpose

  • To support and advise all IFSC Departments on IFSC events with regards to the venue, technical requirements, safety of climbers and organisation of the events
  • To investigate and recommend on the implementation of the official sport equipment.

Activities

To be defined.

RouteSetters Commission

2021-2025

NamePositionCountry
Matthias Woitzuck
Member

Austria

Jan Zbranek
Member

Czech Republic

Pedro Corral
Member

Ecuador

Remi Samyn
Member

France

Percy Bishton
Chair

Great Britain

Christian Bindhammer
Member

Germany

Artimes Farshadyeganeh
Member

Iran

Hiroshi Okano
Member

Japan

Adam Pustelnik
Vice Chair

Poland

Anna Gallyamova
Member

Russia

Chris Danielson
Member

United States

Purpose

  • To develop and maintain the highest standards in routesetting IFSC Sport Climbing competitions in all categories.
  • To develop, improve, and standardise a career path for routesetters.

Activities

  • To oversee the annual evaluation of routesetters based on experience and peer reports.
  • To update the annual list of active routesetters and monitor the quality of international routesetters.
  • To coordinate with the Judges Commission and Technical Delegates and to propose nominations for IFSC Chief Routesetters and IFSC Routesetters to officiate IFSC events.
  • To continuously improve the standards of routesetting at IFSC events by reporting to the Sport Department and making recommendations.
  • To support the development of new routesetters following IFSC guidelines.

Sport Development Commission

Following the 2021 IFSC General Assembly, new members are coming soon.

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