Mondial de l’Escalade: a week dedicated to climbing and a World Cup stage in Serre Che/Briançon

Serre Chevalier Vallée Briançon is THE mountain and climbing destination in the north of the Hautes-Alpes, a fabulous playground for climbing enthusiasts of all levels. From Sunday July 17th to Saturday July 23rd, the 33rd Mondial de l’Escalade in Briançon will once again delight climbing fans. A week entirely dedicated to the mountains, culminating in the stage of the IFSC Climbing World Cup, where the best climbers in the world compete in front of several thousand spectators who come to enjoy a show with a charged atmosphere, totally free!

Mondial de l’Escalade: a week dedicated to climbing and a World Cup stage

All climbing enthusiasts, beginners and enthusiasts, meet at Briançon Sports Park from July 17th to 23rd for the 33rd edition of the Mondial de l’Escalade. An annual meeting that has become a must since 1989 and has been based at the Briançon Sports Park since 2018, in a mountain setting with the Cité Vauban in the background.

The IFSC Difficulty World Cup stage ends this week dedicated to the mountains with a breathtaking spectacle that brings together the best climbers in the world including: Korea’s Chaehyun Seo, Japan’s Kokoro Fujii and Yoshiyuki Ogata, Germany’s Alexander Megos and Yannick Flohé, the Americans Sean Bailey and Natalia Grossman or the Slovenians Domen Skofic and Janja Garnbret. On the French side we expect Mejdi Schalck, Paul Jenft, Julia Chanourdie, Nolwenn Arc and of course local publisher Salomé Romain.

On the program of the World Cup week:

Sunday 17 July – Open “Les Petits Gibbons”

Open to all children born between 2009 and 2014, i.e. between the ages of 8 and 12. Combined difficulty & bouldering competition for the categories U10, U12 and U14.

Welcome at 9:00 a.m., start of the race at 10:00 a.m., end (prize ceremony) planned around 6:00 p.m. Online registration until July 11, 2022.

Tuesday 19th July and Wednesday 20th July – French FFME Junior and Veteran Difficulty Cup

With the national climbers of the French FFME difficulty climbing cup.

Difficulty climbing competition reserved for U16, U18, U20, Veteran categories only.

Qualifying on July 19th, semifinals on July 20th at 9am and finals on July 20th from 8pm.

This competition is reserved for FFME licensees. Online registration until July 10, 2022.

Friday 22nd July and Saturday 23rd July – IFSC World Cup Stage – Difficulty Climbing

The qualifiers will take place on Friday, July 22nd from 9am to 3pm, with the semi-finals taking place at night from 8pm to 10pm.

The final will take place on Saturday, July 23rd at 8 p.m.

Saturday 23rd July – Baby Grimpe, bouldering for the little ones

“Rassemblement de blocs” for 5 to 7 year olds, category U8. Open to everyone (with and without a license). Children born in 2015, 2016 and 2017.

Welcome at 9:00 a.m., start of the event at 10:00 a.m., end (award ceremony) probably around 2:00 p.m. (reward for all children present)

The Mondial de l’escalade is a free event. Refreshments and catering are available on site throughout the week. Dogs are prohibited within the event area. Many activities will punctuate Saturday: Ninja Box Warrior, zip line, llama rides as well as an exhibitor village with even more booths on the site than in previous years.

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