Sport Climbing is the youngest and fastest growing sport in the world. The International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) says climbing walls are present in more than 140 countries, with 25 million climbers, a large portion of whom are under the age of 20, participating on a regular basis.
Sport climbing is a form of rock climbing that relies on permanent anchors fixed to the rock for protection. There are 3 categories of Sport Climbing: 1. Lead climbing 2. Speed climbing 3. Bouldering.
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The IFSC Climbing World Cup, Navi Mumbai is an event featuring the Bouldering category of sport climbing, which feature sets of four or five boulder problems, and each competitor has a fixed amount of time to attempt each problem. At the end of each round, competitors are ranked by the number of completed problems, with ties settled by the total number of attempts taken to solve the problems.
The 2016 edition of the IFSC Climbing World Cup, Navi Mumbai was the first time that India played host to a Climbing World Cup. The first edition of the World Cup was an enormous success being considered as the best world cup of the 2016 edition and saw participation from 80 athletes representing 21 countries and was witnessed by 4000 spectators.
Following the success of the first edition, Girivihar, an adventure club in Mumbai promoting Sports like trekking and rock climbing and Indian Mountaineering Foundation(IMF), the apex body for regulation of Mountaineering in India will be bringing the second edition of the IFSC Climbing World Cup to India in June 2017.