A TRUE COMMITMENT TO ALL ASPECTS OF ROCK CLIMBING

The International Climbers’ Festival, held from 12-16 July in Lander, Wyoming (USA), has been confirmed as the winner of the 2017 UIAA Rock Climbing Festival Award. The popular five-day event welcomed over 1,000 participants including a number of recognised international climbers representing some 37 US...

Royal Robbins: A rock climbing giant

Royal Robbins, one of the most important figures in the world of rock climbing passed way at the age of 82 in mid March. Robbins was a skilled climber, successful businessman and above all a passionate ambassador for traditional climbing techniques notably advocating boltless, low-impact...

Return of the Climber’s Manifesto

Continuing the Climber's Manifesto series - the UIAA's ten pledges for climbers and mountaineers. #2 Aspire to leave no trace on the rock face or mountain side when I climb. On bolted climbs I will respect the rock and minimize my impact, adhering to local agreements, ethics and...

Climbing films to be screened at SHAFF

The Sheffield Adventure Film Festival, known as SHAFF, and presented by the BMC will take place from 17-19 March, 2017.  The event takes place at the same time as the UIAA Management Committee meeting held in the same city. The festival features more than 100 of the best...

Kalymnos, a rock climber’s paradise

The Kalymnos Climbing Festival (held 7-9 October) has won the 2016 UIAA Rock Climbers' Award. The island of Kalymnos in Greece is a paradise for the mind and body, in particular for rock climbers indulging in their passion. A rich blend of Greek hospitality, natural beauty...

UIAA Rock Climbers’ Award: the Aggtelek Climbing Festival

Following a sucessful event in South Africa, the 2nd UIAA Rock Climbers’ Award will take place 14 – 16 August during the Aggtelek Climbing Festival, Hungary. As for the first edition, a prize of CHF 1’000 will be shared between the best male and female athlete of the event. In attendance will be Peter Farkas, Vice-President of...

Inaugural UIAA Rock Climber’s Award: South Africa

The first UIAA Rock Climbers’ Award at a rock climbing festival was held in the scenic Umgeni Valley in KwaZulu - Natal, South Africa in June 2015. The event in KwaZulu – Natal which was organized by the Southern Climbing Centre with support from UIAA member federation, the Mountain Club of South...

UIAA announces Rock Climbers’ Award

Recognizing the rock climbing community (Photo: Copyright: Gaetan Raymond for UIAA) From its establishment in 1932, the UIAA has promoted and developed mountain sports while respecting the environment. High mountains, big walls, bouldering, ski mountaineering, ice climbing and rock climbing; these are all activities in the DNA of...