— Published 5 July 2022

Scotland replaces China

The International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) has just removed a thorn from its side. It has announced that Scotland has been awarded the organization of the 13th stage of the 2022 World Cup. The competition, which will be held in the speed and difficulty disciplines, was initially scheduled to take place in Wujiang, China, but had to be cancelled a few weeks ago due to the health situation. The IFSC has found the ideal alternative in Edinburgh, as the Scottish capital has already hosted a World Cup event in 2017 and the European Championships in speed and difficulty in 2019. The 2022 World Cup stop in Edinburgh will take place from September 9 to 11. With this change, the world climbing circuit will extend its stay in Europe, with stages in Chamonix from July 8 to 10 (difficulty and speed), Briançon on July 22 and 23 (difficulty), Koper in Slovenia on September 3 and 4 (difficulty), Edinburgh from September 9 to 11 (difficulty and speed). He will then head to Asia, with a round in Bali, Indonesia, from September 22 to 24 (difficulty and speed)