AFRICA

CountryMember FederationWebsite
South Africa
South African National Climbing Federation
www.sancf.org
ASSOCIATE MEMBERS
Cameroon
Association des Sport de Montagne et d'Escalade
CONTINENTAL MEMBERS
Algeria
Fédération Algérienne du Ski et des Sports de Montagne
Rwanda
Rwanda Sports Climbing Federation
Senegal
Association Sénégalaise d'Escalade et de Sports de Nature
DEVELOPING CONTINENTAL MEMBERS
Botswana

Asia

CountryMember FederationWebsite
Chinese Taipei
Chinese Taipei Alpine Association
www.mountaineering.org.tw
Hong-Kong
China Hong Kong Mountaineering and Climbing Union
www.chkmcu.org.hk
India
Indian Mountaineering Foundation
www.indmount.org
Indonesia
Federasi Panjat Tebing Indonesia
www.fpti-climbing.org
Islamic Republic of Iran
Iran Mountaineering and Sport Climbing Federation
www.msfi.ir
Japan
Japan Mountaineering & Sport Climbing Association
www.jma-sangaku.or.jp
Kazakhstan
Mountaineering and Sport Climbing Federation of Republic of Kazakhstan
www.mountain.kz
Malaysia
Persekutuan Mendaki Malaysia
www.pmm.seacf.org
Mongolia
Mongolian National Climbing Federation
Nepal
Nepal Mountaineering Association
www.nepalmountaineering.org
Pakistan
Alpine Club of Pakistan
www.alpineclub.org.pk
People's Republic of China
Chinese Mountaineering Association
www.cmasports.sport.org.cn
Republic of Korea
Korean Alpine Federation
www.kaf.or.kr
Singapore
Singapore Mountaineering Federation
www.smf.org.sg
Thailand
Sport Climbing Association of Thailand
CONTINENTAL MEMBERS
Cambodia
Cambodia Climbing Federation
www.facebook.com
Jordan
Jordan Federation of Sport Climbing
www.climbat.com
Kyrgyzstan
Federation of Mountaineering Rock and Ice Climbing of Kirgiz Republic
Macau
Mountaineering Federation Macau China
Philippines
Sport Climbing Association of Philippines
www.scapiclimbs.wordpress.com
Sri Lanka
National Association for Climbing and Mountaneering in Sri Lanka
Uzbeskistan
Federation of Mountaineering and Rock Climbing of Uzbekistan

Europe

CountryMember FederationWebsite
Austria
Kletterverband Österreich
www.austriaclimbing.com
Azerbaijan
Air and Extreme Sports Federation of Azerbaijan
www.fairex.az
Belgium
Climbing and Mountaineering Belgium
www.cmbel.be
Croatia
Hrvatski Planinarski Savez
www.plsavez.hr
Cyprus
Cyprus Mountaineering and Climbing Federation
Czech republic
Cesky horolezecky svaz
www.horosvaz.cz
Denmark
Dansk Klatreforbund/Danish Climbing Federation
www.klatreforbund.dk
Finland
Finnish Climbing association
www.climbing.fi
France
Fédération Française de la montagne et de l'escalade
www.ffme.fr
Georgia
Georgian Climbing National Federation
Germany
Deutscher Alpenverein
www.alpenverein.de
Great Britain
British Mountaineering Council
www.thebmc.co.uk
Greece
Hellenic Federation of Mountaineering and Climbing
www.eooa.gr
Hungary
Hungarian Mountaineering and Sport Climbing Federation
www.mhssz.hu
Ireland
Mountaineering Ireland
www.mountaineering.ie
Israel
Association of Sport Climbing and Mountaineering in Israel
www.ilcc.co.il
Italy
Federazione Arrampicata Sportiva Italiana
www.federclimb.it
Lithuania
Lithuanian Climbing Sports Federation
www.climbing.lt
Netherlands
Koninklijke Nederlandse Klim- en Bergsportvereniging
www.nkbv.nl
Norway
The Norwegian Climbing Federation
www.klatring.no
Poland
Polski Zwiazek Alpinizmu
www.pza.org.pl
Portugal
Federação Portuguesa de Montanhismo e Escalada
www.fpme.org
Romania
Romanian Federation of Mountaineering and Climbing
www.fralpinism.ro
Russian Federation
Climbing Federation of Russia
www.c-f-r.ru
Serbia
United Sport Climbing Federation of Serbia
www.uspfs.rs
Slovakia
Slovak Mountaineering Union JAMES
www.james.sk
Slovenia
Alpine Association of Slovenia
www.pzs.si
Spain
Federación Española de Deportes de Montaña y Escalada
www.fedme.es
Sweden
Swedish Climbing Federation
www.bergsport.se
Switzerland
Swiss Alpine Club
www.sac-cas.ch
Turkey
Turkish Mountaineering Federation
www.tdf.gov.tr
Ukraine
Ukrainian Mountaineering and Climbing Federation
www.fais.org.ua
ASSOCIATE MEMBERS
Bulgaria
Bulgarian Climbing and Mountaineering Federation
www.bfka.org
Latvia
Latvian Alpinist Asocciation
www.climbing.lv
Luxembourg
Fédération Luxembourgeoise d'Escalade, de Randonnée et d'Alpinisme
www.flera.lu
The Former Yugoslav
Republic of Macedonia
Macedonian Sport Climbing Federation
www.climbing.mk
CONTINENTAL MEMBERS
Andorra
Federació Andorrana de Muntanyisme
www.fam.ad
Armenia
Armenian Alpine Club
www.armenianalpineclub.org
Belarus
Belarus Alpine Federation
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Mountaineering Union of Bosnia - Herzegovina
www.psbih.ba
Estonia
Estonian Climbing Association
www.climbing.ee

Oceania

CountryMember FederationWebsite
Australia
Sport Climbing Australia
www.sportclimbingaustralia.org.au
New Zealand
Climbing New Zealand
www.climbing.org.nz
CONTINENTAL MEMBERS
Fiji
Fiji Mountaineering and Climbing Association

Pan America

CountryMember FederationWebsite
Argentina
Federación Argentina de Ski y Andinismo
www.fasa.org.ar
Canada
Climbing Escalade Canada
www.climbingcanada.ca
Chile
Federación de Andinismo de Chile
www.feach.cl
Ecuador
Federación Ecuatoriana de Andinismo y Escalada
Mexico
Federación Mexicana de Escalada Deportiva
www.escaladamexico.org
Panama
Asociación Panameña de Escalada
United States of America
USA Climbing
www.usaclimbing.org
Venezuela
Federación Venezolana de Escalada Deportiva
www.fevme.com.ve
Associate MEMBERS
Bolivia
Federación Boliviana de Ski y Andinismo
Brazil
Associação Brasileira de Escalada Esportiva
www.abee.net.br
Colombia
Federación Colombiana de Escalada Deportiva
www.escaladadeportivacol.blogspot.com
Costa Rica
Federación costarricense de Deportes de Montaña
www.fecodem.org
El Salvador
Federación Salvadoreña de montañismo y escalada
www.fsme.org.sv
Guatemala
Federación Nacional de Andinismo de Guatemala
www.fedeandinismo.gt
Honduras
Federación Hondureña de Deportes de Montaña y Escalada
Continental MEMBERS
Peru
Federación Deportiva Peruana de Escalada

Observers

Austria
Österreichischer Alpenverein
www.alpenverein.at
Spain
Federació d'Entitats Excursionistes de Catalunya
www.feec.cat
New Caledonia
Comité Régional de la montagne et de l'escalade de la Nouvelle Calédonie
www.escalade.nc

IFSC GOLDEN MEMBERS 2018

  • Chinese Mountaineering Association (CMA)
    President Li Zhixin

  • Fédération Française de la Montagne et de l'Escalade (FFME)
    President Pierre You

  • Federazione Arrampicata Sportiva Italiana (FASI)
    President Ariano Amici

  • Japan Mountaineering and Sport Climbing Association (JMSCA)
    President Yagihara Kuniaki

  • Climbing Federation of Russia (CFR)
    President Dmitry Bychkov

  • We look forward to adding more members to the list of those that want to work together to grow the sport and the IFSC!

Project Overview

Sport Climbing and the International Federation of Sport Climbing have built up momentum over the past few years, developing quickly through a growing membership and a rich international competition calendar.

To keep this momentum and allow our sport and IF to grow together, the IFSC Management Committee developed a 5-year Master Plan which would allow us to reach our goals as outlined in the OMGA (Olympic Mission Gap Analysis).

The Master Plan made it clear there is a need to procure funds from new sources to allow us to move forward with important development projects.

To reach these goals, several Member Federations have already committed to a special leaders project to voluntarily increase their annual fee.

Objectives

1. Completion of Office set-up and preparation
To ensure that the new office is fully functioning and filling the needs of the organization, including growth in staff and interns.

2. Special Strategic / Continental Projects
The IFSC welcomed 8 countries in 2007, and there are more countries on their way! These new members are generally in early phases of developing sport climbing and can benefit from the IFSC through special programs such as:
Stronger Continental Councils
Support for creation of national federation structures
Support for athletes and training
Training of officers, coaches and officials
Support for school projects

3. Anti-Doping Strategy
To be compliant with the requirements of the WADA and IOC, IFSC needs to implement:
Anti-Doping Administration and Management Systems (ADAMS).
Out of competition tests

4. Integration, roll-out of Extranet and Competition Services
To increase web services for national federations, media and members, there is a need for an extranet solution, implementation of the results service, including interfaces for the timing system and roll-out to national federations.

5. Media, Marketability and Promotion development
The IFSC Marketing Plan has been completed in June 2007.
The marketability of the IFSC must improve to attract potential partners. A significant sponsorship program would allow our sport to grow without always asking more resources from our members.
Some of these projects include:

  • Video Production and international distribution for selected competitions
  • Webcasting for selected competitions
  • Publications and promotional material

New Members

Application Procedure

IFSC Levels of Membership

MemberVoting RightsGovernance &
Sport Management
IFSC Event HostingIFSC Event ParticipationAnnual Fees (2018)
Member ALL ALL ALL ALL 2,500€
*Associate Member Relevant Continental Council PA Continental Continental All 1,500€
Continental Member Relevant Continental Council PA Continental Continental Continental: compulsory WCH, YWCH, and Continental CH Fee set by the relevant Continental Council (Minimum 500 €)
Developing Continental Member No No No Compulsory Continental CH or WCH 100€
Observer Member No No Yes, if approved by the relevant IFSC National Member No 2,000€

* According to the vote of the Plenary Assembly 2017:

  • Associate Members Annual Fee 2019 is set at 2,000€
  • Associate Membership will no longer exist starting from 1st January 2020.

IFSC Levels of Membership

ELIGIBILITY

Membership of IFSC is open to national climbing organisations, uniquely representing climbing and climbing competitions in that country. In addition, the organisation must:

  1. be organised with bye-laws acceptable to IFSC;
  2. be open to participation without regard to race, colour, religion, national origin, gender;
  3. be controlled by its members according to democratic principles.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Membership applications should be made through the Secretary-General and/or through the IFSC office.

DOWNLOAD THE MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION FORM

Applications should include the following :

COMPULSORY

  • Information about the applicant - name, address, email, website, key contacts.
  • Copy of the body's statutes and bye-laws if applicable.
  • Statement of the number of active members.
  • Latest annual financial accounts and bank statement.
  • Latest annual report of activities of the organisation.
  • A brief history of the organisation. Statement of the legal status of the organisation (eg incorporation, non-profit etc).

PREFERRED

  • Organisation website.
  • Evidence (eg websites, photographs, media clippings, video) of national championships or other major competitive events held.
  • Evidence of participation of teams in international competition.
  • Evidence of regional reach within the country.
  • Newsletter (paper or electronic) or other communications to the membership.
  • Plans for the development of competition climbing sports and the organisation.
  • Reference from at least 1 existing member of IFSC.
  • National Olympic Committee / National Sport Ministry recognition.

The IFSC office will follow-up with individual applications.

MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS

  • Competition - The ability to compete in International events such as World Championships, Continental Championships, World and Continental Cup series events. IFSC works to ensure that these events are the best climbing competitions in the world.

  • Sport Promotion – International events such as those mentioned above provide opportunities for all members to promote our sport by bringing the best in the world together at a single event.

  • Athlete pathways – International events give your athletes something to strive for beyond your national championships.

  • Event standards - IFSC events are produced to the highest standards, serving as a model for competition at national level, and providing resources that can be reused by national organisations.

  • Hosting - The opportunity to host international events, and the financial, administrative and athletic rewards that come with hosting.

  • Rules - Standard rules for all climbing competitions that are used throughout the vast majority of the world.

  • Representation - Members have a voice in decision-making processes which affect competition climbing globally, nationally and locally.

  • Communication - IFSC is a forum for international discussion on the development of competition climbing and sharing of ideas and expertise. IFSC shares information about climbing to its members through email lists and website.

  • Lobbying - IFSC promotes climbing in the international sporting community through its membership in international organizations.

  • World Records - Administering world records and the standards by which they are set.

  • Inspiration - Athletes that compete internationally often become inspired to get more involved with administration at a local or national level and drive organisations and teams to achieve more.

  • Expansion - IFSC facilitates the establishment of climbing in new countries, through developing ties with established neighbouring national organisations, supplying administrative advice and providing models for competition and development. The establishment of new national organisations provide variety in competition for its existing members, closer to home, and enriches the cultural experience of climbing.

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