The International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) is proud to present its calendar of events for 2024, featuring nine World Cups, and three Paraclimbing World Cup stages.

The opening event will be a first for the IFSC World Cup Series, with the Chinese city of Shanghai organising the inaugural Boulder competition. Shortly thereafter, climbers will move to the near city of Wujiang, for the first round of Lead and Speed.

The third stop of the season is scheduled to take place in Salt Lake City, USA, hosting competitions in both Boulder and Speed.  It will be the sixth World Cup event since taking place in Salt Lake City since 2021.

Following the announcement issued last week by the International Olympic Committee, the seven-week break before the next World Cup event will feature the Olympic Qualifier Series, awarding the final set of Olympic quota places for Paris 2024 in both Boulder & Lead and Speed.

The first stop will be in Shanghai, scheduled from 16 to 19 May, while the second and conclusive event will be organised in Budapest, Hungary, kicking-off on 20 June and concluding on 23 June – the Olympic Day.

Spotlights will then move back to the IFSC World Cup Series 2024, with the event in Innsbruck, Austria, being the final chance for Olympians to compete in both Boulder and Lead at the same event. The lead up to Paris 2024 will be at its peak in July, when two French cities – Chamonix and Briançon – will organise the last two World Cups before the Olympic Games.

The Olympic Qualifier Series will award the final set of quota places for the Olympic Games Paris 2024 – surely the most anticipated event of the season – which will open on 26 July and close on 11 August. Sport Climbing competitions are scheduled from 5 to 10 August.

The second half of August, as usual, will see the yearly Youth World Championships take place in China. The exact dates and location will be communicated at a later stage.

Koper, Slovenia, and Prague, Czech Republic, are going to be the host cities of the two World Cup events organised in September, respectively in the Lead and Boulder disciplines.

Finally, for the first time ever, the closing event of the IFSC World Cup Series will see all six season trophies being awarded at the same time. The city of Seoul, South Korea, in fact, will host the ninth and conclusive stage of the Series, with competitions in all three disciplines taking place over a span of five days.

The detailed schedule of the IFSC World Cup Series 2024 is as follows:

Coming from one of the most successful seasons in terms of engagement and popularity, the Paraclimbing World Cup Series 2024 will comprise of three events, scheduled in Salt Lake City, Innsbruck, and a still to-be-defined location in France.

The detailed schedule of the IFSC World Cup Series 2024 is as follows:

All IFSC Climbing World Cups in 2024 will broadcasted in Europe by Eurosport and Discovery Plus, with additional broadcasting holding the rights in other territories. The IFSC YouTube channel  will also live stream all Climbing and Paraclimbing events, with different levels of geo blocking applied. For more information about where to watch IFSC events in 2024, please visit

News and updates about all IFSC events will be available on the IFSC website , and on the Federation’s digital channels: Facebook , Instagram , X , LinkedIn , and exclusively for the Chinese audience, Douyin and Weibo


The IFSC World Cup Series will return to Prague, Czech Republic, in September 2024Photo: Jan Virt/IFSC

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