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International Federation of Sport Climbing


International Federation of Sport Climbing

International Federation of Sport Climbing
Formation 27 January 2007 (2007-01-27)
Type Sports federation
Headquarters Turin, Italy
Membership 81 member federations
President Marco Maria Scolaris
Website .orgifsc-climbing

The International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) is the international governing body for the sport of competitive climbing,[1] which consists of the disciplines lead climbing, speed climbing, and bouldering. It was founded in Frankfurt on 27 January 2007 by 48 member federations, and is a continuation of the International Council for Competition Climbing, which had been in existence from 1997 to 2007 and was a part of the Union Internationale des Associations d'Alpinisme (UIAA).[2]


  • Competitions 1
    • World Championship 1.1
    • World Cup 1.2
    • European Championship 1.3
    • World Youth Championship 1.4
    • European Youth Cup 1.5
  • Presidents 2
  • Members 3
    • Members 3.1
    • Associate members 3.2
    • Regional 3.3
    • Observers 3.4
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6


The major competitions organized by the IFSC are :

World Championship

The IFSC Climbing World Championship is a competition held biennially. This event determines the male and female world champions in the three disciplines of sport climbing lead, bouldering and speed as well as in para-climbing.[3]

World Cup

The IFSC Climbing World Cup is a series of competitions held annually. The athletes competes in three disciplines: lead, bouldering and speed. The number of competitions and venues vary from year to year.[4] The first World Cup was held under the auspices of UIAA in 1989,[2] World Cups were held under the auspices of IFSC from 2007.

European Championship

The IFSC European Championship is a competition held biennial in years when World Championships are not held. This event determines the male and female European champions in the three disciplines of sport climbing lead, bouldering and speed.

World Youth Championship

The IFSC World Youth Championship is a competition held annually. This event determines the male and female world youth champions in two disciplines: lead and speed. For each discipline, the athletes are grouped in three age groups: Youth B, Youth A and Juniors.[5]

European Youth Cup

The IFSC European Youth Cup is a serie of competitions held annually. Athletes competes in three disciplines: lead, speed and bouldering and are grouped in three age groups: Youth B, Youth A and Juniors.



In the following tables are listed the national federations members:[6][7]


Country Federation Acronym
 Argentina Federación Argentina de Ski y Andinismo FASA
 Australia Sport Climbing Australia SCA
 Austria Österreichischer Wettkletterverband ÖWK
 Azerbaijan Air and Extreme Sports Federation of Azerbaijan FAIREX
 Belgium Climbing and Mountaineering Belgium CMBEL
 Bosnia Mountaineering Union of Bosnia - Herzegovina PSBIH
 Brazil Confederação Brasileira de Montanhismo e Escalada CBME
 Bulgaria Bulgarian Climbing and Mountaineering Federation BCMF
 Canada Alpine Club of Canada ACC
 Chile Federación de Andinismo de Chile FEACH
 China Chinese Mountaineering Association CMA
 Chinese Taipei Chinese Taipei Alpine Association CTAA
 Croatia Hrvatski Planinarski Savez (Croatian Mountaineering Association) HPS
 Cyprus Cyprus Mountaineering and Climbing Federation CMCF
 Czech Republic Cesky horolezecky svaz (Czech mountaineering association) CHS
 Denmark Dansk Klatreforbund/Danish Climbing Federation DKF/DCF
 Ecuador Federacion Ecuatoriana de Andinismo y Escalada FEDAN
 Finland Finnish Climbing association FCA
 France Fédération française de la montagne et de l'escalade FFME
 Georgia Georgian Climbing National Federation GCNF
 Germany Deutscher Alpenverein DAV
 Great Britain British Mountaineering Council BMC
 Greece Hellenic Federation of Mountaineering and Climbing HFMCU (EOOA)
 Hong Kong Hong Kong Mountaineering Union HKMU
 Hungary Hungarian Mountaineering and Sport Climbing Federation MHSSz
 India Indian Mountaineering Foundation IMF
 Indonesia Federasi Panjat Tebing Indonesia FPTI
 Iran Iran Mountaineering and Sport Climbing Federation IRI MF
 Ireland Mountaineering Ireland MI
 Israel The Israeli Organization of Sport Climbing IOSC
 Italy Federazione Arrampicata Sportiva Italiana FASI
 Japan Japan Mounatineering Association JMA
 Jordan Jordan Federation of Sport Climbing JFSC
 Kazakhstan Mountaineering and Climbing Federation of Republic of Kazakhstan MCFRK
 Kyrgyzstan Federation of Mountaineering Rock and Ice Climbing of Kirgiz Republic FMRICK
 Korea Korean Alpine Federation KAF
 Luxembourg Fédération Luxembourgeoise d'Escalade, de Randonnée et d'Alpinisme FLERA
 Republic of Macedonia Macedonian Sport Climbing Federation FLERA
 Malaysia Persekutuan Mendaki Malaysia (Malaysia Mountaineering Federation) MSCF
 Mexico Federacion Mexicana de Deportes de Montana Y Escalada FMDMYE
   Nepal Nepal Mountaineering Association NMA
 Netherlands Koninklijke Nederlandse Klim- en Bergsportvereniging NKBV
 New Zealand Climbing New Zealand CNZ
 Norway The Norwegian Climbing Federation NCF
 Pakistan Alpine Club of Pakistan ACP
 Peru Peruvian Sport Climbing Federation FEPADI
 Poland Polski Zwiazek Alpinizmu (Polish Mountaineering Association) PZA
 Portugal Federação Portuguesa de Montanhismo e Escalada / Portuguese Mountaineering and Climbing Federation FPME
 Romania Romanian Federation of Mountaineering and Climbing FRAE
 Russia Climbing Federation of Russia CFR
 Serbia United Sport Climbing Federation of Serbia USCFS
 Singapore Singapore Mountaineering Federation SMF
 Slovakia Slovak Mountaineering Union JAMES SMU JAMES
 Slovenia Alpine Association of Slovenia PZS
 Spain Federación Española de Deportes de Montaña y Escalada FEDME
 South Africa South African National Climbing Federation SANCF
 Sweden Swedish Climbing Federation SKF
  Switzerland Swiss Alpine Club CAS
 Thailand The Sport Climbing Association of Thailand SCAT
 Turkey Turkish Mountaineering Federation TDF/TMF
 Ukraine Ukrainian Mountaineering and Climbing Federation UMF
 USA USA Climbing USAC
 Uzbekistan Federation of Mountaineering and Rock Climbing of Uzbekistan FMCU
 Venezuela Federacion Venezolana de Escalada Deportiva FEVME

Associate members

Country Federation Acronym
 Andorra Federacio Andorrana de Muntanyisme FAM
 Bolivia Federación Boliviana de Ski y Andinismo FEBSA
 Cameroon Association des Sport de Montagne et d'Escalade ASME
 Colombia Federación Colombiana de Deportes de Montaña y Escalada FECDME
 Costa Rica Federación costarricense de Deportes de Montaña FECODEM
 El Salvador Federacion Salvadoreña de montañismo y escalada FSME
 Guatemala Federación Nacional de Andinismo de Guatemala FNAG
 Honduras Federacion Hondurena de Deportes de Montana y Escalada FEHDME
 Latvia Latvian Alpinist Asocciation LAA
 Lithuania Lithuania Climbing Sport Association LCSA
 Mongolia Mongolia Mountaineering Federation MCMAC
 Philippines Sport Climbing Association of the Philippines SCAPI


Country Federation Acronym
 Belarus Belarus Alpine Federation BAF
 New Caledonia Comité Regional de la Montagne et de l'Escalade de la Nouvelle Calédonie


Country Federation Acronym
 Austria Austrian Alpine Club ÖAV
 Spain Basque Mountaineering Federation (Eusko Mendizale Federazioa) EMF
 Spain Federaciò d'Entitats Excursionistes de Catalunya FEEC

See also


  1. ^ "What is the IFSC?". Retrieved 12 May 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Climbing Competitions' History". Retrieved 12 May 2013. 
  3. ^ "IFSC rules book 2013". pp. 67–72. Retrieved 20 May 2013. 
  4. ^ "IFSC rules book 2013". pp. 61–66. Retrieved 20 May 2013. 
  5. ^ "IFSC rules book 2013". pp. 73–77. Retrieved 20 May 2013. 
  6. ^ "Member Federations". Retrieved 20 May 2013. 
  7. ^ "Member Federations". Retrieved 12 May 2013. 

External links

  • Official website
  • IFSC rules book 2013
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