Paraclimbing – Fast Facts:
The first IFSC Paraclimbing event was held in Yekaterinburg, Russia in 2006. Paraclimbing has been featured at the IFSC competition schedule since 2010. The sport was introduced at the World Championships in Italy’s Arco on July 18 and 19, 2011. The first Austrian National Championships in Paraclimbing took place in 2017. The IFSC Climbing and Paraclimbing World Championships take place biannually and showcase the most elite sport climbing athletes from across the globe. Different classes and categories will be represented at this year’s Paraclimbing World Championships in Innsbruck
Classes and Categories:
Classers and categories for the Paraclimbing competition are in line with the international categories as defined by the IFSC. The disability of athletes has been classified into three classes (A, B and C) with various categories each. The levels of disability were specifically defined according to the basic climbing moves. A Class: Amputees and Paraplegia; B Class: Visually Impaired; C Class: Limited Range, Power or Stability (LRP). Each class has various categories.