24 - 30 JUNE
24 - 30 JUNE Kletterzentrum


In 2024, the Kletterzentrum Innsbruck will once again host a Climbing World Cup.

The "KI", Kletterzentrum Innsbruck, opened its doors in May 2017, and it is one of the world's largest and most modern climbing venues. It sets new standards in terms of size, quality, and architecture. The Kletterzentrum Innsbruck will break new ground when it comes to creating synergies between recreational sports and competitive sports. For everyone, hobby- and professional climbers alike, there are 5,700 m² of climbable surface: 3,000 m² for indoor lead climbing, 1,200 m² for bouldering and 1,500 m² for outdoor climbing. The “KI” offers everything a climber’s heart could possibly desire.


The IFSC Climbing World Cup 2024 combines all four disciplines of Sport Climbing in one event – Boulder, Lead, Paraclimbing and Speed (European Cup).
All disciplines require different skills from the athletes.

Lead competitions have been organised for more than 30 years. The climbers face a 15 – 20 meter high wall and climb the routes with a safety rope. The goal is to climb as far as possible on a previously set route within a time limit. This discipline requires a lot of power, endurance and determination.

Bouldering is climbing without a rope or harness. The walls are smaller which means the climbers can jump down and are protected by mats. The athletes face a previously set round of boulder problems and need to climb them in as little tries as possible within a time limit. This discipline primarily requires coordination, power and flexibility.

The name says it all. Speed Climbing means climbing a normed route on a normed wall as fast as possible. One could say this is the vertical version of the sprint. The wall is 15 meters high and the world’s best athletes need less than 5 seconds to climb it. This discipline requires strength, speed and power-endurance.

Paraclimbing ist sport climbing for people with physical disabilities. For safety reasons, they climb "top-rope". In comparison to Lead that means the rope is already clipped in at the top and is not clipped in by the athletes during their climb. To make the competition as fair as possible, the athletes are assigned to different Paraclimbing Sport Classes, depending on their disabilities. In general, Paraclimbing works like a Lead competiton, it is about climbing as high as possible.

History of Sport Climbing Competitions in Innsbruck

Already in 1991 the first World Cup took place in Innsbruck, however only in the Lead discipline. After some years of waiting and other organizational challenges, the market place in Innsbruck with its breathtaking mountain scenery in the background became the venue for the spectacular Boulder World Cups from 2012 to 2014. In 2016 the Boulder World Cup took place in Innsbruck's Olympic Center for the first time, due to the ever growing number of spectators.

After the Austrian Climbing Federation was busy organizing the Youth Climbing World Championships in 2017 and the Climbing World Championships in 2018, the World Cup format finally came back to Innsbruck in 2021. In 2022, there were two major international climbing events at the Kletterzentrum Innsbruck. The Innsbruck 2022 FISU World University Championship Sport Climbing and the IFSC Climbing World Cup. After another World Cup in 2023, the format will return in spring 2024. 

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IFSC Climbing World Cup Innsbruck 2023