Welcome to the 2016 Climbing and Paraclimbing World Championships in Paris!
The biggest indoor climbing event in the world is all set to welcome the 500 climbers and 20 000 spectators who will be flocking to the prestigious AccorHotels Arena ! On the menu : at least 16 world champion titles to be awarded, over five days, from September 14th to 18th 2016.
The same world Championships as in 2012... only better!
Following the huge success of the 2012 event, the International Federation of Sport Climbing and the French Federation (FFME) agreed to ‘go again’ and host the competition that every climber dreams of winning some day. Whether it be in lead, bouldering or speed (the three climbing disciplines) or in paraclimbing, all the athletes will be trying to take the titles that are up for grabs.
Whether you are a connoisseur or just curious, the climbing world is ready and keen to welcome you to these Climbing and Paraclimbing World Championships.
The competition is being organised by the Fédération française de la montagne et de l'escalade (the governing body for French climbing)
Founded in 1945, the FFME ensures the promotion and development in France of six sporting activities : climbing, alpinism, canyoning, hill walking, snowshoeing and ski mountaineering.
Under the Presidency of Pierre You since 2005, the FFME is a member of the French National Olympic and Sports Committee (CNOSF), the International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) and the International Ski Mountaineering Federation (ISMF).
The French government conferred a delegation to the FFME for four of its activities : climbing, canyoning, snowshoeing and ski mountaineering.