Speed is the only thing that counts in Speed Climbing. The fastest athlete who climbs a slightly overhanging IFSC certified 15m high wall will be the World Champion. In the qualification rounds the athletes race against the clock to get one of the sixteen places of the final rounds. In the following rounds they will compete in a head-to-head sequence on two equal, parallel routes with direct elimination.
In Speed Climbing the wall and the route are the same in all the IFSC events in order to compare the results and set new world records.
The current men’s world record is held by Reza Alipourshenazandifar from Iran (5’48), while the women’s record holders are Iuliia Kaplina from Russia and Anouk Joubert from France (7 ’32).
When: qualification rounds 26th/30th August – finals 27th/31st August ( depending on the category)