Climbing World Championships - Innsbruck Tirol
The 2018 IFSC Climbing World Championships take place in Innsbruck, Tyrol from September 6 to September 16. It will be the biggest Climbing World Championships of all times. Four disciplines and paraclimbing will be part of these World Championships. Lead, Bouldering, Speed, and the Olympic Combined format will be carried out.
The Lead qualifications will be carried out in the new Kletterzentrum Innsbruck. The Kletterzentrum Innsbruck is one of the biggest climbing facilities in the World. The lead wall of this climbing gym, both indoors and outdoors, has fascinated the World's best climbers. Top climbers have called it the "most beautiful" gym ever. The bouldering and speed qualifications take place in the Kletterzentrum Innsbruck as well. Speed climbing, bouldering, and lead taken together: that is the Combined discipline. All three disciplines in one day are the Olympic Format. The first World Championships medals in this format will be awarded at the Olympiaworld in Innsbruck Tyrol during the IFSC Climbing World Championships. You won't regret getting a ticket for this event in Innsbruck.
Who will be the first Olympic Combined World Champions?
Whoever wins the Innsbruck 2018 IFSC World Championships combined event will be the first favourite for a gold medal at the Olympic Games in Tokyo 2020. Among the biggest favourites in the men's category are the Austrian star Jakob Schubert, the man who has climbed more hard routes than anyone else, Adam Ondra, and possibly the Asian bouldering specialists Tomoa Narasaki and Chon Jongwon. The German powerhouse Jan Hojer is another candidate for a World Championships medal.
Among the women, the Slovenian climbing genius Janja Garnbret is the number one contender for gold. She excels at Bouldering and Lead climbing. Her powerful style has fans around the world. Bouldering queen Shauna Coxsey is branching out to lead and speed as well. Other strong climbers that are in the running for medals are Austria's Jessica Pilz, America's Ashima Shiraishi and Claire Buhrfeind, as well as Akyio Noguchi and Kim Jain from Japan and Korea.
If the climbing world cup is daily business for the World's best climbers, the Climbing World Championships are the real highlight of the season of every competition climber. The 2018 IFSC Climbing World Championships will celebrate climbing and the athletes. Come to Innsbruck and see the world's best battle it out on great routes, with the best climbing hold selection and the best routesetters. The Marktplatz becomes the Climbers Paradise Village and will be home to a big framework programme with movie nights, slideshows and concerts. Ticket sales start in early 2018. We are looking forward to welcoming you in the heart of the Alps!