Competition climbing to restart at Briancon August 21st
- Monday 29th June 2020
The IFSC have recently announced a revised competition climbing programme which will restart in Briancon, France on August 21st.
Adapted World Cup Competition
As travel restrictions are still likely to be in place for some contentants, no World Ranking nor World Cup 2020 Ranking points will be awarded at the IFSC events nor will any seasonal trophy be awarded at the end of the year.
The Briancon event will be the first one to be contested under the recently updated IFSC Rules: the 1.4 version of the rulebook, includes the Addendum to the IFSC Rules to be used during the COVID-19 pandemic, a document redacted by the Climbing During COVID-19 Working Group that enlists specific guidelines and rules concerning hygiene, social distancing and the use of personal protective devices during Sport Climbing competitions.
The IFSC announced dates and venues for the revised programme as follows:
Briançon (FRA) from August 21 to 22: Lead
Salt Lake City (USA) from September 11 to 13: Boulder and Speed
Seoul (KOR) from October 7 to 11: Boulder, Lead and Speed DATES TO BE CONFIRMED
Chongqing (CHN) from October 23 to 25: Boulder and Speed
Wujiang (CHN) from October 30 to November 1: Boulder and Speed
Xiamen (CHN) from December 4 to 6: Lead and Speed
Continental Climbing Championships
In addition, the following dates/venues have been confirmed for the remaining Continental Climbing Championships from which the remaining contestants for Tokyo 2021 will be selected:
European Continental Championship (Boulder, Speed, Lead and Combined) – Moscow, Russia Nov 20th to 29th
Africa Continental Championship (Combined only) – Venue TBC - December 10th to 13th
Asia Continental Championship (Combined only) – Xiamen, China December 10th to 13th
Oceania Continental Championship (Combined only) – Sydney, Australia December 19th to 20th