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Climbing World Cup, Chamonix

Speed & Lead climbing competition in the centre of Chamonix
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About

Every year Chamonix hosts the IFSC Climbing World Cup, and some of the best climbers in the world descend on the resort for three days of fantastic climbing action.

Organised by the FFME (French Federation for Climbing and Mountaineering) and the Chamonix Club des Sports.

Standing at approximately 15m high and 6m wide, one wall is built for speed climbing and the other is built for lead climbing, each giving two climbing 'lanes' 3m wide.

Get the full schedule and more information via the website linked above.

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Where & when

The event is usually held at the beginning of July at Place du Mont Blanc, where a “Climbing Village” of around 20 exhibitors springs up at the base of the two specially built climbing walls and a big screen.


Venue

Place du Mont Blanc


What to see

The only place to see the action is right in front of the two purpose built walls.


History

The competition series is held in 14 locations across the world and there are 24 events: 8 bouldering, 8 lead and 8 speed.