Values & Statutes


The past two decades have been a period of spectacular growth for Sport Climbing and the IFSC. Competition climbing has gained credibility not only as competitive sport, but also for its social values.

The IFSC is a young and growing International Federation founded on modern sport values and the unique principles of climbing, cultivating them alongside the developments of our time.

IFSC Strategic Plan 2020 - 2028

  • Timeline presented to the General Assembly in Tokyo, Japan, in March 2019.
  • Continental Councils consultated April to July 2019.
  • Plan presented during the NFs Workshop in Arco, Italy, in August 2019.
  • Plan presented during the 1st IFSC Climbing Summit, in Torino, Italy, in December 2019.
  • Presentation, discussion, and final approval of the plan at the General Assembly in November 2020, held virtually.


IFSC activity is inspired and guided by the following values:

  • Respect and support for Olympic Values and Principles

  • Preserving the environment in organising and promoting activities

  • Doping free sport

  • Accessible

  • Safe

  • Low cost

  • Healthy and educational activity for youth

  • Equality between men and women

  • Competitive

  • Fair, transparent, and objective competition judging rules

  • Sport for All

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