International Federation of Sport 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]

International Federation of Sport Climbing
Formation27 January 2007 (2007-01-27)
TypeSports federation
HeadquartersTurin, Italy
81 member federations
Marco Maria Scolaris


The major competitions organized by the IFSC are :

World Cup

The IFSC Climbing World Cup is a series of competitions held annually. The athletes compete in three disciplines: lead, bouldering and speed. The number of competitions and venues vary from year to year.[3] 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.

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.[4]

World Youth Championship

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

European Championship

The IFSC European Championship is a competition held biennially 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.

European Youth Cup

The IFSC European Youth Cup is a series 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]


 ArgentinaFederación Argentina de Ski y AndinismoFASA
 AustraliaSport Climbing AustraliaSCA
 AustriaKletterverband ÖsterreichKVÖ
 AzerbaijanAir and Extreme Sports Federation of AzerbaijanFAIREX
 BelgiumClimbing and Mountaineering BelgiumCMBEL
 BosniaMountaineering Union of Bosnia - HerzegovinaPSBIH
 BrazilConfederação Brasileira de Montanhismo e EscaladaCBME
 BulgariaBulgarian Climbing and Mountaineering FederationBCMF
 CanadaClimbing Escalade CanadaCEC
 ChileFederación de Andinismo de ChileFEACH
 ChinaChinese Mountaineering AssociationCMA
 Chinese TaipeiChinese Taipei Alpine AssociationCTAA
 CroatiaHrvatski Planinarski Savez (Croatian Mountaineering Association)HPS
 CyprusCyprus Mountaineering and Climbing FederationCMCF
 Czech RepublicCesky horolezecky svaz (Czech mountaineering association)CHS
 DenmarkDansk Klatreforbund/Danish Climbing FederationDKF/DCF
 EcuadorFederación Ecuatoriana de Andinismo y EscaladaFEDAN
 FinlandFinnish Climbing associationFCA
 FranceFédération française de la montagne et de l'escaladeFFME
 GeorgiaGeorgian Climbing National FederationGCNF
 GermanyDeutscher AlpenvereinDAV
 Great BritainBritish Mountaineering CouncilBMC
 GreeceHellenic Federation of Mountaineering and ClimbingHFMCU (EOOA)
 Hong KongHong Kong Mountaineering UnionHKMU
 HungaryHungarian Mountaineering and Sport Climbing FederationMHSSz
 IndiaIndian Mountaineering FoundationIMF
 IndonesiaFederasi Panjat Tebing IndonesiaFPTI
 IranIran Mountaineering and Sport Climbing FederationIRI MF
 IrelandMountaineering IrelandMI
 IsraelIsrael Climbers' ClubILCC
 ItalyFederazione Arrampicata Sportiva ItalianaFASI
 JapanJapan Mountaineering AssociationJMA
 JordanJordan Federation of Sport ClimbingJFSC
 KazakhstanMountaineering and Climbing Federation of Republic of KazakhstanMCFRK
 KyrgyzstanFederation of Mountaineering Rock and Ice Climbing of Kirgiz RepublicFMRICK
 KoreaKorean Alpine FederationKAF
 LuxembourgFédération Luxembourgeoise d'Escalade, de Randonnée et d'AlpinismeFLERA
 Republic of MacedoniaMacedonian Sport Climbing FederationMSCF
 MalaysiaPersekutuan Mendaki Malaysia (Malaysia Mountaineering Federation)PMM
 MexicoFederación Mexicana de Deportes de Montana Y EscaladaFMDMYE
   NepalNepal Mountaineering AssociationNMA
 NetherlandsKoninklijke Nederlandse Klim- en BergsportverenigingNKBV
 New ZealandClimbing New ZealandCNZ
 NorwayThe Norwegian Climbing FederationNCF
 PakistanAlpine Club of PakistanACP
 PanamaAsociación Panameña de EscaladaAPAES
 PeruPeruvian Sport Climbing FederationFEPADI
 PolandPolski Zwiazek Alpinizmu (Polish Mountaineering Association)PZA
 PortugalFederação Portuguesa de Montanhismo e Escalada / Portuguese Mountaineering and Climbing FederationFPME
 RomaniaRomanian Federation of Mountaineering and ClimbingFRAE
 RussiaClimbing Federation of RussiaCFR
 SerbiaUnited Sport Climbing Federation of SerbiaUSCFS
 SingaporeSingapore Mountaineering FederationSMF
 SlovakiaSlovak Mountaineering Union JAMESSMU JAMES
 SloveniaAlpine Association of SloveniaPZS
 SpainFederación Española de Deportes de Montaña y EscaladaFEDME
 South AfricaSouth African National Climbing FederationSANCF
 SwedenSwedish Climbing FederationSKF
  SwitzerlandSwiss Alpine ClubCAS
 ThailandThe Sport Climbing Association of ThailandSCAT
 TurkeyTurkish Mountaineering FederationTDF/TMF
 UkraineUkrainian Mountaineering and Climbing FederationUMF
 UzbekistanFederation of Mountaineering and Rock Climbing of UzbekistanFMCU
 VenezuelaFederación Venezolana de Escalada DeportivaFEVME

Associate members

 AndorraFederacio Andorrana de MuntanyismeFAM
 BoliviaFederación Boliviana de Ski y AndinismoFEBSA
 CameroonAssociation des Sport de Montagne et d'EscaladeASME
 ColombiaFederación Colombiana de Deportes de Montaña y EscaladaFECDME
 Costa RicaFederación costarricense de Deportes de MontañaFECODEM
 El SalvadorFederación Salvadoreña de montañismo y escaladaFSME
 GuatemalaFederación Nacional de Andinismo de GuatemalaFNAG
 HondurasFederación Hondurena de Deportes de Montana y EscaladaFEHDME
 LatviaLatvian Alpinist AssociationLAA
 LithuaniaLithuania Climbing Sport AssociationLCSA
 MongoliaMongolia Mountaineering FederationMCMAC
 PhilippinesSport Climbing Association of the PhilippinesSCAPI


 BelarusBelarus Alpine FederationBAF
 New CaledoniaComité Régional de la Montagne et de l'Escalade de la Nouvelle Calédonie


 AustriaAustrian Alpine ClubÖAV
 SpainBasque Mountaineering Federation (Eusko Mendizale Federazioa)EMF
 SpainFederaciò d'Entitats Excursionistes de CatalunyaFEEC

See also


  1. "What is the IFSC?". Retrieved 12 May 2013.
  2. "Climbing Competitions' History". Retrieved 12 May 2013.
  3. "IFSC rules book 2013" (PDF). pp. 61–66. Retrieved 20 May 2013.
  4. "IFSC rules book 2013" (PDF). pp. 67–72. Retrieved 20 May 2013.
  5. "IFSC rules book 2013" (PDF). pp. 73–77. Retrieved 20 May 2013.
  6. "Member Federations". Retrieved 20 May 2013.
  7. "Member Federations". Retrieved May 26, 2019.
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