In 2022, the International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) will host the 34th edition of their Climbing World Cup tournament series in 12 different cities.
There are a total of 21 competitions, including 6 bouldering events, 7 lead events, 7 speed events, and 1 combined bouldering and lead event.
Beginning on April 8 with the first bouldering contests of the season in Meiringen, Switzerland, the series culminates on October 22 in Morioka-Iwate, Japan.
When the Boulder & Lead combined format that will be used at the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris is introduced.
IFSC Climbing World Cup Salt Lake City: Preview, Schedule and Stars to Watch
Salt Lake City to Host 2017 IFSC Climbing World Cup—A Look Ahead, Schedule, and Competitors to Watch
This year’s sport climbing World Cup moves from Seoul, South Korea, where two new speed marks were set, to Salt Lake City, Utah, for the next round of competition.
Learn about the tournament, the timetable, and the players to keep an eye on down below.
On May 20-22, Salt Lake City, Utah, hosts the first of two World Cup competitions for sport climbing.
Climbers will once again battle it out in the same categories in Salt Lake City as they did in the last round in Seoul, Republic of Korea.
Find out everything you need to know about this weekend’s World Cup in Salt Lake City.
From Natalia Grossman of the United States competing on home soil to the new speed world record holder Kiromal Katibin of Indonesia facing off against compatriot Veddriq Leonardo.
Records and Medals For Team USA at Salt Lake City World Cup
After Meiringen (Bouldering alone) and Seoul, this past weekend’s Bouldering and Speed World Cup was the third competition of the year (Bouldering and Speed).
The event was held in Pioneer Park, which is in the heart of Salt Lake City, Utah, and included an amazing roster of competitors.
Due to the advantageous home field advantage, the United States fielded a strong team of little under 40 athletes.
Although Olympian Nathaniel Coleman wasn’t included, the list included numerous up-and-coming talents including the United States’ Natalia Grossman.
Who won gold in Seoul and double gold in Salt Lake City last year and is favoured to win again.
The 2019 Salt Lake City Bouldering World Cup champion, Sean Bailey, was there, as was the 2020 Olympic climbing competitor, Brooke Raboutou.
Emma Hunt, who finished second in Seoul and fourth in Salt Lake City last year, and John Brosler, who finished fourth in the SLC World Cup, are both American record holders in the Speed category.
Two world records were broken at the Seoul speed competition: Poland’s Aleksandra Miroslaw set the world’s best time of 6.64 seconds in the women’s competition.
And went on to win the final; Indonesia’s Kiromal Katibin set the world’s best time of 5.17 seconds in the men’s competition and went on to lose the final to compatriot Veddriq Leonardo.
Once again, you can expect to see all three of them in Salt Lake City.
Natalia Grossman’s dominant performance in the boulder competition, which she used to win gold, was just as exciting.
The American won the competition with a perfect score of four in the finals.
Beating off her French rival Oriane Bertone and Grossman’s compatriot Brooke Raboutou, who placed second and third, respectively.