International Federation of Sport Climbing
International Federation of Sport Climbing
International Federation of Sport Climbing

World Up...Keep Climbing!
Climbing is one of the basic human movements. Probably one of the reasons why it attracts so many young people who can find in the three disciplines (Speed, Lead and Bouldering) which best fits their personalities. More than twenty-five million people from all around the globe climb regularly outdoors and almost 3,000 people try climbing for the first time every day. With 91 National Federations over 5 continents, and 65 countries participating in international IFSC events, the IFSC has seen the sport growing steadily and becoming spectacular: something you can't take your eyes off!

  1. MrsElectrobeat

    MrsElectrobeatPred 2 urami

    why is that e.g. on W2 some are touching the starting boulder to have "both hands on the start" and some don't do it and it's still okay? so you don't have to have 2 hands on the start or how is it?

  2. cgalaboom

    cgalaboomPred 5 urami

    Anyone also think speed should absolutely not be combined with lead and boulder?

  3. Marcin L.

    Marcin L.Pred 5 urami

    What a bullshit, this is ridiculous. I'm so happy that climbing is coming to the Olympics but this is just wrong way to do it. Disgrace.

  4. David Bohata

    David BohataPred 8 urami

    Speed climbing... it's just so stupid. So the worst climber who is fast came up 4th overall...? Oh, geez....

  5. marieke sc

    marieke scPred 17 urami

    Why is the scoring system rank-based? It makes the results so random. Take a look at athletics (heptatlon) or Nordic combination in skiing. There the results are combined without your score depending on random effects

  6. JustAintThatWay

    JustAintThatWayPred 17 urami

    No way thought Mia's first up Lead count would hold. Assumed after Boulders, her teammate almost assured the Oly bid. Rules is rules but Lucka bettering Mia in 2 of 3 disciplines ... I dunno. 20/20 hindsight but think adding scores & using time required for any tie breakers, much more fair than multiplying placing. To Lucka, just b/c you don't win doesn't mean you're not a champ. Wishing to you, better days but also, congrats to Mia.

  7. timotonx

    timotonxPred 23 urami

    be nice to see the timer

  8. Jacob Matthews

    Jacob MatthewsPred 23 urami

    Some thoughts after reading this comment section. Do I love this scoring system? No. But it has been in place, consistently, since the Olympic format was decided. It's what these climbers signed up for (by default, sure, but still), and it's what will be used in the Olympics. Mia got one more hold, a hold no one else could get, and she won because of it. Sure she obviously didn't plan it... Didn't throw the boulders to save strength for one more hold in lead. But it happened, and if it happened at the Olympics, it would win her and her country one more medal. So power to Mia.

  9. jperdomo1980

    jperdomo1980Pred dnevom

    Hey Announcer, stop saying the math is complicated, it's simple multiplication ; )

  10. Yann Puzenat

    Yann PuzenatPred dnevom

    KAPLINA being 5 and MORI 6..... i mean....WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU!!??? at the federation!!

  11. Alexandre Billon

    Alexandre BillonPred dnevom

    Juliaaaaaaaaaaa 😍

  12. Gonzalo Paredes

    Gonzalo ParedesPred dnevom

    Maybe scores should be added and ties solved based on who surpassed the other in 2 of the disciplines? seems a little more telling of the most complete climber

  13. Ardita Ferrari

    Ardita FerrariPred dnevom

    I can't believe these results! It's insulting for the athletes, for the climbing community and for the sport...

  14. Curtis W

    Curtis WPred 2 dnevi

    Hey IFSC, early 2000s called and want their music back

  15. Roberto Brevé

    Roberto BrevéPred 2 dnevi

    the Krampl and Lucka situation is so disappointing , luliaa kaplina was last on both bouldering and lead and managed to get to position 5, this point system is absurd and stupid. You're ruining the sport IFSC

  16. e p

    e pPred 2 dnevi

    2:05:27 dramatic camera movement to emphasize the situation

  17. Sjoerd van Riel

    Sjoerd van RielPred 2 dnevi

    Is the music playlist they are playing at the Venue available somewhere? It would be awesome to get psyched for climbing listening to the same music as these pro's are performing at ^^

  18. Frost Nacht

    Frost NachtPred 2 dnevi

    2:24:54 I'm kinda stuck on Kyra's introduction, it's hilarious.

  19. idfx1000

    idfx1000Pred 2 dnevi

    This comp clearly showed that the format is totally f***ed up in terms of points awarded. Krampl was totally, utterly, spectacularly outclassed by Rakovec in bouldering and beat her only slightly in lead. In the end, it's not even the other competitors that decided, it's the route setting. Competitors should get points for each boulder, at least. And I'm not being partial here, I'm French, I wish them both the best, in fact I think Mia Krampl is a great climber (of course she is, all competitors in this final are) but this is bad for the sport.

  20. David

    DavidPred 2 dnevi

    Can someone explain to me why Tomoa Narasaki is 5'7"/1.7m and his brother is 6'3"/190cm? How on Earth did that happen? Do they have different mothers or something? There's only 3 years difference between them so it's not like they would have been getting different diets or anything as children.

  21. Nicole Wu

    Nicole WuPred 2 dnevi

    he says purple but I see pink...

  22. cooper d

    cooper dPred 3 dnevi

    There should be a route that starts at the top and you climb down.

  23. Tom Hey

    Tom HeyPred 3 dnevi

    2:01:00 Iuliia Kaplina in full "haha I have no idea what I'm doing" mode.

  24. MrsElectrobeat

    MrsElectrobeatPred 3 dnevi

    love the commentary. talking much about technique each climber is using!

  25. Craig Waller

    Craig WallerPred 3 dnevi

    Beta spray at 1:57:22 (or checking time)? Looks odd.

  26. jias333

    jias333Pred 3 dnevi

    I think the fact that Mia is booking her ticket to the olympics over Lucka says something about a flaw in this combined scoring system. Anyone can see Lucka overall climbed better and was in much better form than Mia. What a farce, especially because of a half move difference on lead completely invalidating the fact that Lucka destroyed Mia on the boulders. EDIT: Personal opinion: Average performance should be what wins someone the combined competition not a single strong performance weighing so heavily. Speed climbers who can barely start boulders and put just a few moves on a lead route should never have a chance at standing on the podium. Lucka: 6th, 3rd, 3rd should beat Mia: 7th, 7th, 1st!

  27. MetraMan09

    MetraMan09Pred 3 dnevi

    4:42 Adam Ondra

  28. MetraMan09

    MetraMan09Pred 3 dnevi

    2:01:00 XD yes!

  29. Kelly Yu

    Kelly YuPred 3 dnevi

    it's always awkward when the winner of your olympic qualification event doesn't get to qualify for the olympics..... a shame that futaba ito and lucka rackovec don't get to compete in the olympics!

  30. GusIsALegend

    GusIsALegendPred 3 dnevi

    First in speed, last in boulder, last in lead... This format is absolut nonsense tbh.

  31. Ivana Petkovic

    Ivana PetkovicPred 3 dnevi

    Disastrous lead setting, which led to a fluke deciding an Olympic ticket.

  32. Paolo dL

    Paolo dLPred 3 dnevi

    These Olympic rules are clearly unfair. They blatantly favour speed climbing specialists (such as Mawem) against very strong lead climbers and boulderers (such as Ondra). For instance, in this case Mawem was empowered to EASILY force Adam Ondra away from the first four ranks in Speed, by just winning the Speed duel with Ondra. On the contrary, Ondra was not empowered to force Mawem away from the first four ranks in Lead (or Bouldering). For instance, when Ondra won the Lead portion of the event, Mawem was not automatically forced away from the first four ranks in that discipline. In sum, Mawem was allowed to EASILY and HEAVILY damage Ondra's final combined score, while Ondra was not. Mawem was given the chance to rank second in Lead and Bouldering, while Ondra was not given the chance to rank second (or third or fourth) in Speed.

  33. TJMiton

    TJMitonPred 3 dnevi

    All the route setters should be fired.... this is super embarrassing

  34. Yann Puzenat

    Yann PuzenatPred 3 dnevi

    pfffff the level of the comp has been taken sooo down by this combined could looks like the opposite, but in fact you don't see almost almost of the best in their cathegories....

  35. Yann Puzenat

    Yann PuzenatPred 3 dnevi

    always good to watch speed climbers not able to do anything on every boulders, being pitiful and all ashamed by this combined rule!! (of course you can feel my irony...)

  36. Ivo Bonazzi

    Ivo BonazziPred 3 dnevi

    what a bore the speed competition

  37. Tim

    TimPred 3 dnevi

    What's the fuck with these rules, Mawem just win one out of 3 rounds, still 4th, seems a little bit unfair but congrats to him

  38. James Reist

    James ReistPred 3 dnevi

    I hope that Adam Ondra will be able to put up a good time in the speed climbing in the olympics to have a shot at gold. Clearly he is close to the top in both the other disciplines. Nathan Coleman was very close to a much better finish too. Nearly made top 4 in speed and also nearly stuck the 3rd boulder

  39. BoyannaOnTheBike

    BoyannaOnTheBikePred 3 dnevi

    This was just awful - not the climbing these amazing young women did, but the emotional toll that all of these weird scoring and qualification rules took. Just look at the ceremony at the end, Futaba is crying, Mia is crying. Bless Mia, she got what she wanted so badly, but not the way she wanted it. It was obvious to everyone that Lucka was the better overall climber today. It feels unfair that so much depends on some weird combination of what other people do, or even what other people compete, and not what you, or the person you are competing against does. I can only imagine what this does to the psyche of these young women. I wish IFSC just invited athletes to Tokyo based on the combined rankings over the season, the combination of this wild scoring system and unclear qualification procedures is turning the whole thing very sour indeed.

  40. Denis Wong

    Denis WongPred 3 dnevi

    Gogo Julia!

  41. InsaneDesperado

    InsaneDesperadoPred 3 dnevi

    Well, as always the comments are people bitching about the format. Not the biggest fan myself, but it was either the combined or speed only. They only got one pair of medals to give out (one for each gender). Nobody thinks this is ideal, but it's what it has to be for lead and bouldering to be in the olympics at all. The scoring system isn't the best, but any scoring system would have had drawbacks for an event like this. IMO, it's overall been an extremely entertaining season, and I'm very happy to have watched all the events. Also want to remark that Charlie has done an exceptional job commentating this event and all the events this season. Commentating every 3-4 hour event, sometimes on his own is quite the impressive feat.

  42. Luis Ángel Rivera alba

    Luis Ángel Rivera albaPred 3 dnevi


  43. Leif Nyland

    Leif NylandPred 3 dnevi

    I'm sorry if I ruin your day if you read this comment, but I personally am very against the combined climbing competitions. Each style requires a completely different mental and physical skillset and I feel like it is a horrible way to determine the best climbers. I hope that climbers find a way to change climbing in the Olympics to what it should be

  44. A H

    A HPred 3 dnevi

    These two are the perfect commentating pair.

  45. Carol Haynes

    Carol HaynesPred 3 dnevi

    What an utterly ridiculous scoring system. A speed climber who came last in the boulder (barely got off the ground in two of the three) and practically landed on the belayer in lead comes 5th ahead of Ai Mori! The multiplication method is completely ludicrous and gives stupid outcomes. I have nothing against Julia Kaplina - she seems a very genuine and positive person - but placing her 5th is not fair to anyone. Genuine question - how many people see speed climbing as a real climbing activity? To me it seems like a valid sport but unrelated to bouldering or lead. To be an all round climber doesn't seem to need the speed bit. Bouldering and lead are about problem solving, reading routes, planning quickly and improvising in real time. Speed is just about practising the same sequence and doing it quickly - there is mo real thinking involved - or am I missing something?

  46. Josh Fischer

    Josh FischerPred 3 dnevi

    If Adam could get sub 7 seconds on speed he would be an unstoppable force

  47. msdubs007

    msdubs007Pred 3 dnevi

    Another absolute disgrace from the IFSC and the route setters. My heart breaks for Lucka :-(. She was leagues ahead of Mia all weekend and 100% deserves the Olympic spot. Its a absolute tragedy. The look on her face whem the results came through. The whole system is whacked out and has destroyed my love of watching IFSC events. I can't imagine what Lucka is going through. Sooooo sad!

  48. Simas Stankevicius

    Simas StankeviciusPred 4 dnevi

    ''I'm not saying nothing about the quality of the dancing, be he certainly ejoyes it'' ''He's a climber, what do you expect man'' xD 2:43:47

  49. SonofPog

    SonofPogPred 4 dnevi

    Gutted for Lucka; so sad at the end there. Showing the limits of the Multiplication system, as fun as its been watching combined, its also dangerous (see the low falls of speed climbers on lead walls that are too hard for them) and wildly swingy. I'll be glad when speed is its own discipline again for Paris. Final thought, why can't the national team decide which members of their team they take like in other sports? What if Mia or say one of the Japanese athletes gets injured in the next few months? Surely, the national team should be able to take whichever two that has met the qualification criteria that they want. Anyhoo. Strangely anticlimactic but also sadly gripping ending to this one.

  50. Drew Harris

    Drew HarrisPred 4 dnevi

    "It feels like these speed competitions go by so fast." Duh.

  51. Anna

    AnnaPred 4 dnevi

    Speed, Bouldering and Lead timestamps below. Proceed with caution to avoid spoilers, especially because timestamps differences can give off spoilers. Enjoy! Speed 21:12 Bouldering 1:05:46 Lead 3:00:15 Combined Results 3:41:37 *spoilers* SPEED 21:12 Kaplina vs Mori 22:37 Chanourdie vs Rakovec 24:11 Condie vs Krampl 25:43 Ito vs Rogora 30:39 Semi 1 32:14 Semi 2 33:40 Semi 3 35:13 Semi 4 38:44 Semi 5 40:08 Semi 6 41:42 Fight for third 43:12 Finals BOULDERING 51:25 Observation Chanourdie 1:21:12 - 1:54:50 - 2:20:46 Condie 1:25:45 - 1:56:31 - 2:25:03 Ito 1:18:56 - 1:51:55 - 2:17:55 Kaplina 1:30:12 - 2:00:37 - 2:28:35 Krampl 1:07:50 - 1:40:12 - 2:07:56 Mori 1:05:47 - 1:37:19 - 2:06:15 Rakovec 1:12:26 - 1:44:40 - 2:12:21 Rogora 1:15:52 - 1:46:40 - 2:14:20 LEAD Observation 2:45:40 Chanourdie 3:24:56 Condie 3:29:25 Ito 3:36:55 Kaplina 3:33:58 Krampl 3:00:15 Mori 3:16:55 Rakovec 3:11:22 Rogora 3:05:25

  52. FiLo C

    FiLo CPred 4 dnevi

    I'm very happy that climbing is going to be an Olympic sport but the overall system of speed, bulder and lead and the final count of the points are pretty strange

  53. Brian Mortenson

    Brian MortensonPred 4 dnevi

    Here's another problem with way the combined format is structured: starting with the speed format first, followed by bouldering, with the competitors ordered based on how they ranked in the speed event, usually makes for a pretty anti climactic bouldering event. In this event, for example, the climber who is mostly like to top any given boulder (Adam Ondra) went first, and the least likely to make any progress (Bassa Mawem) went last. It would be great the order for lead and boulder was based on the qualification scores for those events rather than how they performed on the speed wall, until they separate speed climbing from the combined event.

  54. dee5u

    dee5uPred 4 dnevi

    wow Lucka deserved it :(

  55. Mayasounds

    MayasoundsPred 4 dnevi

    Awful one-move-drop routesetting on the lead wall, yet again. Hard to understand how they can get it so wrong on the regular. In this case, I suspect it's because the setters know where that handhold is but the climbers can't actually see it, and the setters know that foothold is terrible but the climbers don't.

  56. Eric Connor

    Eric ConnorPred 4 dnevi

    damn laura ragora on w3 boulder

  57. Leonardo Fibonacci

    Leonardo FibonacciPred 4 dnevi

    boulder observation : 51:28 boulder 1 : 1:06:04 boulder 2 : 1:37:19 boulder 3 : 2:06:19 lead observation : 2:45:42 lead start : 3:00:30

  58. pbandjosh

    pbandjoshPred 4 dnevi

    That lead route was a travesty. Nice looking, nice moves, but with most of the field falling on the same move, shame on the setters. I really wonder if they have strong women to fore-run the lead routes sometimes.

  59. Tolomeo Nogo

    Tolomeo NogoPred 4 dnevi

    Music is way to loud and we can't hear what the commentator says :(

  60. SnowmansApartment

    SnowmansApartmentPred 4 dnevi

    sad about the lead wall honestly

  61. Peter Hammer

    Peter HammerPred 4 dnevi

    Well Lucka Rakovec surely would have deserved the place in the Olympics. She was ahead on speed, climbed all 3 boulders (Mia Krampl climbed zero) and got to the same hold in lead as Mia Krampl. Only because Julia Charnourdies time was in between those two, the result stands as it is. Not really fair I would say.

  62. Alexandre da Cunha

    Alexandre da CunhaPred 4 dnevi

    Poor Lucka... :(

  63. 4L

    4LPred 4 dnevi

    Charlie Boscoe needs to be replaced by someone who actually climbs and can talk about the actually climbing and not just scoring and time. Thank goodness for Shauna and her great insight.

  64. Danila Struct

    Danila StructPred 4 dnevi

    I am russian and i wonder why our climbers are so weak? 🤔

  65. Aladeen Madafaká

    Aladeen MadafakáPred 4 dnevi


  66. Freecrowdskate

    FreecrowdskatePred 4 dnevi

    Unfortunately only 2 slots per country

  67. Will Christman

    Will ChristmanPred 4 dnevi

    Great vid!

  68. Gibson Ong

    Gibson OngPred 4 dnevi

    3:28:18 Is that legal?

  69. Timo Heinrich

    Timo HeinrichPred 4 dnevi

    Competition starts at 21:30

  70. GreyWolfClimber

    GreyWolfClimberPred 4 dnevi

    “Speed” climbers shown up.

  71. tom garnier

    tom garnierPred 4 dnevi

    That was such a great show they all dit it well . Feel so sorry for Lučka Rakovec who deserved also her place , I was supporting her all this weekend

  72. Royal Morris

    Royal MorrisPred 4 dnevi

    I love how Charlie (and I guess people with British accents) says Futaba Ito. Sounds a little like Futon Burrito

  73. Stephen R

    Stephen RPred 4 dnevi

    I still dont see what speed climbing is doing here, has literally nothing to do with climbing

  74. Klara

    KlaraPred 4 dnevi

    1:24:20 noooooooooooooooooo

  75. chris b

    chris bPred 4 dnevi

    Why did the japanese Climbers enter the competition? They are not going to be at the olympics

  76. 3r4s3r666

    3r4s3r666Pred 4 dnevi

    Oh man that slovenian heartbreak in the end

  77. Sean Houchins-McCallum

    Sean Houchins-McCallumPred 4 dnevi

    Does anyone know if Charlie boscoe is commentating for the olympics?

  78. Specialis Revelio

    Specialis RevelioPred 4 dnevi

    @2:27:26 It is amazing to watch Iuliia Kaplina attempting these boulders. As a world class athlete herself, it puts in perspective how hard these are even though the rest of the athletes make it look so easy. Congrats to all the athletes for their performance this weekend. Special shout out to Laura Rogora on qualifying for the Olympics. I have been cheering for you all weekend!

  79. Noam Pinkert

    Noam PinkertPred 4 dnevi

    Alex is the best🇮🇱🇮🇱🇮🇱

  80. Neura Link

    Neura LinkPred 4 dnevi

    Alberto cut your hair pls

  81. HoverFly

    HoverFlyPred 4 dnevi

    I love kyra co-comentating, it's just a pleasure having someone that knowledgeable and pretty much unbiased in the commentary-box. Besides that her talking (phrasing, word-choice, etc.) is just better than pretty much any co-commentator I've heard so far on this channel, including mike.

  82. Pavel Bělík

    Pavel BělíkPred 4 dnevi

    2:11:35 - M3 - I was sure Adam Ondra will flash it, since the foot jam looked like the main crux and Adam trained that a lot for Silence (9c). Reminded me of that crux move.

  83. schpock

    schpockPred 4 dnevi

    il est sérieux le DJ : passer "Hey sexy lady" à une compétition féminine ??!!

  84. GusIsALegend

    GusIsALegendPred 4 dnevi

    First in speed, last in boulder, last in lead... This format is absolut nonsense tbh.

  85. Yoann ¿

    Yoann ¿Pred 4 dnevi

    Adam chalking during observation 54:14 and 3:08:42

  86. ocping

    ocpingPred 4 dnevi

    It's a pity there are only 2 slots for each country; Fujii and Narasaki Jr definitely should be showcased to the world in the Olympics.

  87. Christian Kruse

    Christian KrusePred 4 dnevi

    Speed: 23:30 Boulder: 1:08:30 Lead: 3:20:10

  88. Thomas Anderson

    Thomas AndersonPred 4 dnevi

    Come on charlie Boscoe, Ondra isn't one of the best climbers in the world, he is the best. Unless I'm mistaken.

  89. Martin

    MartinPred 4 dnevi

    Sweet! Maybe as addition into those 6 minutes; blend in the scoreboards 2 to 4 times shortly after/before each discipline, we can pause the videos and it commits to the sensation of the tightness of the rally between the climbers.

  90. Azazael Russia-Jupiter-мы преодолеем

    Azazael Russia-Jupiter-мы преодолеемPred 4 dnevi

    Such a joke mawam get 4 climbing overall, the Guy cant even climb any fucking boulder lmaol he just climb a non brain speed wall lmaol glad with Tokyo it will change for ever, then u wont see someone like mawam in any competition of Real climbing. He hasnt the level thats all hes only here cuz he climb 1second faster the easiest climbing wall ever

  91. wav_909

    wav_909Pred 4 dnevi

    That start on M2 boulder is brutal

  92. Fe lix

    Fe lixPred 4 dnevi

    man she is talking so much, cant even concentrate on the climbing..

  93. F1NNSP1N

    F1NNSP1NPred 4 dnevi

    The start timing on speed is just plain wrong to me... Yes, 0.1 seconds is widely considered the quickest possible reaction time, but that is to a single signal. (Like a gunshot for starting a race) With a sequence of signals, like the multiple beeps, you can easily be quicker.

  94. Kieran Kaempen

    Kieran KaempenPred 4 dnevi

    Eddy had a lot of interesting commentary to give, it’s always fun when he joins Charlie for a bit.

  95. nevergrads

    nevergradsPred 4 dnevi

    New drinking game, every time the guy commentator says Adam ondra you take a shot. I'm wasted.

  96. jojo3000terrax

    jojo3000terraxPred 4 dnevi

    I really don´t like the combined format. For someone who is not climbing or bouldering it might makes sense since it all looks alike. But all three disciplins are very different. For me it would be the best to do all three seperated. I mean you would not force boxing and olympic wrestling in the same contest.

  97. kris bbb

    kris bbbPred 4 dnevi

    2 out of 3 boulders are SLABS. F...g ridiculous

  98. Alex Miller

    Alex MillerPred 4 dnevi

    Boulder 1 was horrible

  99. Sonidete

    SonidetePred 4 dnevi

    The potential Alberto has being just 17 years old...

  100. Jesse Lopez

    Jesse LopezPred 4 dnevi

    And Alex HONNOLD did a fantastic climb up a slab of rock with no rope.........any of these rock stars wanna give it a try........