European Council


The competitions included on the European calendar :

(Lead – Bouldering – Speed)

Held every two years, the next European Championships will take place in 2019. Lead and Speed Championships will be held at the Edinburgh International Climbing Arena (UK) from 4-6th October. Bouldering dates and venue are yet to be confirmed.

Lead, Boulder and Speed Combined will be in April 2020, Moscow.

European Championships 2019 Overall Ranking

European Youth Championships
(Lead – Bouldering – Speed)

The European Youth Championships are held every year.

European Youth Championships 2018 Overall Results

European Cup
(Lead – Bouldering – Speed)

The European Cups (adults) started in 2013.

These are the main guidelines:

  • The rules will be the same as the European Youth Cups.
  • Prize money is not mandatory. When prize money is provided, it must be provided to the top three climbers at a minimum (more to the first, then second, then third,...)
  • The registration fee is an individual competitor fee divided in two: 15 euros paid to the IFSC Europe (via an invoice to the national federation) and 15 euros maximum paid to the organizer (at the registration desk of the competition)
  • The calendar fee is 500 euros per event

European Youth Cup
(Lead – Bouldering – Speed)

The results of the 2019 European Youth Cup can be accessed via the following links.

The results of the 2018 European Youth Cup can be accessed via the following links.

Regional European competitions

  • Adults or Youth
  • These competitions are recognised by the ECSC in order to help the development of sport climbing. They are not included in any European ranking.
  • National federations can group together in one event and may organize their national championships or competitions on this event.
  • No specific rules are mandatory but event rules must be sent to the regional representative and validated by the Executive Board.
  • International licenses are not required, but national licenses are mandatory with the individual insurance required in the hosting country.
  • Open to all the relevant competitors of the European region as defined in the ECSC regulations, and only these competitors.

European promotional events

Promotional events, festivals, outdoor meetings, etc. are held under the same conditions as the IFSC promotional Events.

New events

New events with new formats could arise and be tested in Europe.



Wolfgang Wabel

Working at the Deutscher Alpenverein

Managing Director of Climbing and Mountain Sports

Continental Councli representative on the IFSC Board, Stratey and Development of IFSC Europe/IFSC

Education: Master in Sport Management, PhD Sport Science


Heiko Wilhelm

Working at Austria Climbing

CEO of the Austrian Climbing Federation

Continental Council Representative to the IFSC Sport Department

Education: Buisness Administration, Buisiness Education (University), Trainer


IFSC European Council Colin KnowlesColin Knowles

Former Board member of the BMC

Senior IT Support Manager, University of Bristol (retired)

Education: Degree in Physics, Post Graduate in Education


IFSC European Council Vincenzo AdinolfiVincenzo Adinolfi

Board Member of the EFSC, FASI Auditor since 2005

Continental Treasurer

Education: Degree in 'Economic and Social Disciplines'


IFSC European Council Alain CarriereAlain Carrière

Working at the FFME

Continental Council Representative for the Development of National



IFSC European Council Evgeniy ChernyshevEvgeniy Chernyshev

Working at the Climbing Federation of Russia

Vice-President of the CLimbing Federation of Russia, Event Commission Director

Education: Perm State University, The Academy of Public Administration


IFSC European Council Charlotte DurifCharlotte Durif

High Level athlete at the FFME

Education: Engineering Degree, Doctor in Material Science

Event Applications

Application form to host European competitions:

  • European Youth Cup 2019-2020
  • European Youth Championships 2019-2020
  • European Championships 2019
  • European Cup 2019-2020
  • Multi-years Events 2019
  • Other European Competitions (e.g. Paraclimbing)

Deadlines for application:
Applications closed

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