The IFSC Presents Its 2021 Competition Calendar


The 2021 Sport Climbing calendar is here!

The International Federation of Sport Climbing is glad to present its highly anticipated 2021 season: Sport Climbing will finally make its debut on the Olympic stage, Russia will host both the IFSC Climbing World Championships and the IFSC Youth World Championships, and, for the first-time-ever, Jakarta, Indonesia will close the 2021 IFSC World Cup Series.

Kicking off on April 16, the yearly Series will consist of a total of 18 events – with Boulder, Lead and Speed being contested six times each – taking place across nine different countries in Asia, Europe and North America.

 Location Discipline Date
 Meiringen (SUI) Boulder April 16 to 17
 Wujiang (CHN) Boulder, Speed April 30 to May 2
 Seoul (KOR) Boulder, Speed May 7 to 9
 Munich (GER) Boulder May 22 to 23
 Salt Lake City (USA) Boulder, Speed June 11 to 13
 Innsbruck (AUT) Boulder, Lead June 24 to 27
 Villars (SUI) Lead, Speed July 1 to 3
 Chamonix (FRA) Lead July 12 to 13
 Briançon (FRA) Lead July 17 to 18
 Ljubljana (SLO) Lead September 4 to 5
 Xiamen (CHN) Lead, Speed October 15 to 17
 Jakarta (INA) Speed October 23 to 24


Midway through the Series, spotlights will turn to Japan, as the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 will take place from July 23 to August 8, with Sport Climbing events scheduled from Tuesday, August 3 to Friday, August 6.

Finally, within the first six weeks after the Olympics, two Russian cities will welcome the best sport climbers in the world, hosting the two of the most anticipated events of the IFSC season: first, the IFSC Youth World Championships will land in Voronezh from August 21 to 31; while the 18th edition of the IFSC Climbing World Championships is going to take place in Moscow from September 15 to 22.

IFSC President Marco Scolaris said:

“This calendar inspires us, despite of uncomfortable and unusual conditions that we meet every day: there’s a light at the end of the tunnel, and we must focus on it. Uncertainty still reigns in our world, but we are already looking forward to next season, and so are our event organizers. There are eight months still to go and we all have to do our part to overcome the pandemic. Stay safe and protect others.”


Feature image by Jan Virt/IFSC


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