One of our favourite events of the summer in Chamonix is the Climbing World Cup, which takes place from 11th-13th July this year.
Last year we missed out on half the event, as the speed climbing was cancelled, but thankfully this year it makes a welcome return!
This major international sporting event brings the best technical climbers in the world together to battle, side by side, on the difficult lead climbing route and the speed climbing wall.
Over 20,000 people come to take part and watch in total over the course of the three days. Not only is there an incredible atmosphere, it’s also free to attend!
Wednesday 11th July :
- Official Presentation of the athletes
- 15:00 Speed qualifications
Thursday 12th July :
- 09:30-17:00 Lead Qualification
- 20:30-21:30 Speed Finals
Friday 13th July :
- 10:30-12:30 Lead Semi-Finals
- 20:30-22:30 Lead Finals
- After Awarding Ceremony
The event takes place at Place Mont Blanc where the Saturday market is held. Bring something to sit on (cushion / rug / chair). You can buy drinks and snacks on site, or pack a picnic (that’s what us locals do!)
Watch Live Streaming
If you can’t be here in person and want to check out all the action, you can tune-in to the IFSC homepage on July 12th and 13th for the LIVE semi-finals and finals of each discipline.
Take a look at the highlights from one of the previous events: