Official Sport Equipment

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Category: Holds, Macros, and Volumes

Launched in May 2018, the IFSC Official Sport Equipment Catalogue is an initiative which aims to make the playing field fairer across international IFSC events. IFSC events will use only IFSC Official Sport Equipment within the Field of Play. Using the same equipment at each IFSC event ensures that all stakeholders share the same experience, from Athletes and National Federations to Routesetters and Event Organisers.

Speed

Overview

The International Federation of Sport Climbing has created stricter regulations for IFSC Speed climbing events by defining standards for equipment to be used in the perspective of Speed World Record attempts.

The Speed License Rules

It also defines the conditions manufacturers of Speed climbing equipment must fulfil in order to be certified by the IFSC.
The IFSC leads an ongoing collaboration with athletes, technical experts and manufacturers on defining these requirements and constraints. The rules can be used by all, but certification is subject to specific verification and fees.
At this date certified companies and equipment are listed below.

Speed Walls

1. Certified Speed Walls which can hold a World Cup or a World Record attempt (for exact location, please contact us) [Last update 07/06/2019]

  • Austria: Innsbruck
  • Canada: Montreal
  • China: Wujiang, Tianjin, Chongqing, Beijing
  • India: Bhubaneswar
  • Italy: Bolzano, Campitello di Fassa, Villa Agnedo
  • Indonesia: Palembang
  • Japan: Akishima, Kurayochi, Saijo, Hirakata, Morioka
  • Korea: Mungyeong, Jungnang, Pocheon
  • Russia: Sochi

2. Certified Speed wall manufacturer

Note: From 2014 Speed walls which are not built by any of the above manufacturers are not certified. See details in the IFSC Speed License rules.

Speed Holds

The IFSC Official Speed Holds are essential equipment needed to set Speed World Records at IFSC events. The IFSC Certified Speed Holds Manufacturer is Volx Climbing. Please click here for any order enquiries. [last update 10/07/2019]

Timing System

 

 

The Speed Automatic Timing Systems is the third and major requirement to set a Speed World Record. The IFSC is currently working on reviewing the list of timing system providers. Please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information. [Last update 15/10/2019]  

 

Automatic Speed Belaying system

The Speed World Record can be done only when a Certified Auto-Belay system is used. The Certified Provider is Perfect Descent (please see here) and the model is the Perfect Descent 220.

World Record

Last but not least, once the above requirements are met, Speed World Records can only be set if the record is sanctioned by a Jury President appointed by the IFSC.

All of the current world records and up to date information can be found at IFSC Rankings.

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