The world’s best climbers are in Edinburgh this weekend for the IFSC World Cup and Paraclimbing Cup at Edinburgh International Climbing Arena:Ratho. Today’s action features the qualifying rounds and tickest are sold out.
Organised by EICA:Ratho, in conjunction with the British Mountaineering Council, this is the first time the International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC World Cup) has been held in Edinburgh since 2003 and the first time a Paraclimbing Cup has been held in Scotland, and is expected to attract over 2,000 visitors including competitors, support teams and spectators from approximately 25 different countries.
IFSC World Cup
Qualifying athletes will compete in both the lead and speed disciplines. Lead climbing pitches the climber against incredible physically challenging and visually impressive climbs requiring tenacity, flexibility, strength and stamina and a good dose of guile to succeed. Speed climbing, which takes place on two identical head-to-head climbs, requires explosive power to propel the climber to the top of the 15-metre wall. An event not to be missed!
Up to 50 climbers will take part in up to 10 categories in lead climbing – men’s and women’s AU-1 (arm amputee); men’s and women’s AU-2 (forearm amputee); men’s and women’s visually impaired B1, B2 and B3; men’s and women’s AL-1 (seated) and AL-2; men’s and women’s RP1, RP2 and RP3.
Action starts at 9am through until 6pm.
Tickets are sold out.