Four Asian countries to stage sport climbing World Cup Series in 2022

Japan’s Miho Nonaka won the silver medal at Tokyo 2020. © IFSC
Japan’s Miho Nonaka won the silver medal at Tokyo 2020. © IFSC

Lausanne, Switzerland, October 8, 2021: The International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) has unveiled the calendar of the upcoming 2022 season, opening with the XVIII IFSC General Assembly in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.

Consisting of 13 stages in total and distributed over 10 countries and three continents, the 2022 IFSC World Cup Series will take place between April and September. The stops include Japan, Korea, Indonesia and China.

The full schedule of the 2022 IFSC World Cup Series is as follows:

1-3 April – Moscow (RUS) – Boulder, Speed

8-10 April – Meiringen (SUI) – Boulder

29 April-1 May – TBD location in Japan – Boulder

6-8 May – Seoul (KOR) – Boulder, Speed

20-22 May – Salt Lake City (USA) – Boulder

27-29 May – Salt Lake City (USA) – Boulder, Speed

22-25 June – Innsbruck (AUT) – Boulder, Lead

1-3 July – Villars (SUI) – Lead, Speed

8-10 July – Chamonix (FRA) – Lead, Speed

22-23 July – Briançon (FRA) – Lead

2-3 September – TBD location in Slovenia – Lead

22-24 September – Bali (INA) – Lead, Speed

28-30 September – TBD location in China – Lead, Speed

Following the outstanding Olympic debut at Tokyo 2020, Sport Climbing will feature at three different multi-sport events in 2022: 

*World Games Birmingham 2022, where all three disciplines will be contested

*European Championships Munich 2022, with Boulder, Lead and Speed being joined by the Olympic Games Paris 2024 format of Boulder & Lead

*19th Asian Games, set to take place in Hangzhou, China, from September 10-25, 2022.

IFSC President Marco Scolaris commented: “The year 2021 has been a non-stop challenge, for us and for the whole world. However, we made our debut at the most unique edition of the Olympic Games and, eventually, we succeeded organising a number of great IFSC competitions. 

“The calendar of the 2022 season is not just a mere list of dates, locations and competitions; it is a symbol of hope, and we are very much looking forward to bringing the Sport Climbing world united again, with no exceptions.”