Rules and Regulations

 

Happy UIAA jury members after a competition in Saas Fee, Switzerland

Happy jury members at a competition in Saas Fee, Switzerland (Photo: UIAA)

Please click on this link for the complete 2015 UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup Tour Rules and Regulations set out by the UIAA Ice Climbing Commission.

Please click on this link for amendments to the rules and regulations for the 2015 UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup Tour.

Please click on on this link for a complete list of Judges and Route-Setters recognised by UIAA for the 2015 UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup Tour.

There are two types of events which are part of the UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup:

Speed: competitors climb up an artificial ice wall in the fastest time.
Lead: competitors are judged on their ability to climb a difficult route in the best time.

There are two types of winners; those who win each phase of the competition and overall winners based on the total points accumulated after events that are currently held in the U.S.A. Korea, Switzerland, France, Italy and Russia.