Values & Statutes


The past two decades have been a period of spectacular growth for Sport Climbing and the IFSC. 

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

The current Statutes were approved by an Extraordinary General Assembly vote of the IFSC Member Federations on 31 October 2023. 

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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