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IFSC Climbing World Cup | Qualifiers

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A crowd favorite and the only World Cup Climbing stop on U.S. soil, this event features some of the best climbers in the world right in the heart of Vail.



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Drawing spectators by the hundreds, the IFSC Climbing World Cup has become a marquee event of the Games. A full Friday of qualifying rounds leads into a Saturday World Cup final for the record books and camera roll.

Friday, June 8

Male Qualifier – 9am

Female Qualifier – 3pm

Saturday, June 9

Semi-Finals (Male & Female) – 9:30am

FINALS (Male & Female):
Athlete Intros & Route Previews – 2:45pm
Male Finals – 3:00-4:30pm
Female Finals – 4:45-6:15pm
Awards – 6:30pm

Rules sent to athletes upon registration with IFSC


The competition is open to all interested athletes regardless of state and/or country of residency. Competitors who are under the age of 18 must register with a parent or legal guardian. Competitors must be able to attend all scheduled events. Athletes will be required to provide all their own equipment. Further, athletes must abide by all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations during their participation in the Mountain Games®.


Athletes agree to be bound by these Official Rules and all decisions of Organizers. Organizers reserve the right to disqualify any persons found tampering with, or otherwise abusing, any aspect of the competition as solely determined by Organizers.


Organizers will appoint judges and the decision of those judges will be final. There will be no review of scoring / timing even with the presence of TV cameras. Disputes with Organizers and/or appointed judges will result in disqualification of that athlete.


Organizers reserve the right to disqualify any athlete for any reason, including, without limitation, acting in an unsafe, unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner and/or with intent to intimidate, threaten or harass, or harm another person. All decisions with respect to the disqualification of an athlete shall be made by Organizers and/or appointed judges. Failure to comply with any term or condition of these Official Rules may result in an athlete’s disqualification and the forfeiture of his/her interest in any prize. Organizers reserve the right to amend these Official Rules at any time in its sole discretion, and athletes shall have no recourse for any such changes or for any failure (whether inadvertent or otherwise) by Organizers to follow the stated rules. In the event that the competition is canceled prior to the completion of the final event, no prizes will be awarded. If the Tournament is cancelled prior to June 1st, for any reason, athletes will be reimbursed only for his/her entry fee. Athletes will not be otherwise compensated for any costs or expenses associated with their participation in the competition.


The Mountain Games® will be organized and produced by staff and contractors hired from and by the Vail Valley Foundation. The decisions of Organizers regarding the selection and elimination of athletes, the selection of finalists and winners, and the production and administration of Mountain Games® related events, and all other aspects of the event, shall be final and binding in all respects. Organizers will not be responsible for typographical, printing or other inadvertent errors in these Official Rules or in other materials relating to the event.



Invite only. Climbing athlete check-in is located at the Climbing Wall in Mountain Plaza


Total Prize Purse: $17,875

1st – $3,713 (3,300 EU) + TUDOR Watch
2nd – $2,306 (2,050 EU)
3rd – $1,350 (1,200 EU)
4th – $731 (650 EU)
5th – $450 (400 EU)
6th – $338 (300 EU)

1st – $3,713 (3,300 EU) + TUDOR Watch
2nd – $2,306 (2,050 EU)
3rd – $1,350 (1,200 EU)
4th – $731 (650 EU)
5th – $450 (400 EU)
6th – $338 (300 EU)

Price & Prizes

Mountain Plaza