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.
In November 2019, the IFSC released the Catalogue T20: Official Holds, Macros, and Volumes for Sport Climbing Events at the Olympic Games, to promote fairness within the competition. All brands included in Catalogue T20 are IFSC Authorised Holds, Macros, and Volumes Producers of the Official Sport Equipment Catalogue 2019. Athletes and National Federations who wish to train on the equipment listed in Catalogue T20 are encouraged to contact each T20 Producer as follows:
Catalogue T20 is available under “Important Information” on the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 page of the IFSC website or can be downloaded directly from here. For further information, please find the news article here.
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.
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.
1. Certified Speed Walls which can hold a World Cup or a World Record attempt (for exact location, please contact us) [Last update 06/12/2019]
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.
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]
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.
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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