With 29 World Cup events - plus the World Championship and the World Youth Championship - the IFSC Calendar for 2011 promises to be a year of pure climbing thrill and enjoyment.

IFSCBoth for the athletes and for the public! Lead counts for the highest number of events (14), one of which still needs to be confirmed, while bouldering and speed amount respectively to 9 and 8.

Three events on the American continent (two in the States, and one in Canada), three in Eastern Asia (China and Japan) and the first ever – yet to be confirmed – in the Middle East; the 2011 calendar is a clear proof that sport climbing has taken roots worldwide, and that it is spreading fast, attracting a vast audience.

At the same time, the 2011 World Championship in Arco will be a celebration of the tradition of the sport, in the cradle of competition climbing, on the brim of the Garda lake, where the whole territory has summoned up its energies to give life to an event which the climbing community is looking forward to.

The IFSC is working to take you to all the events through a free streaming that is currently under planning. The aim is to cast via the internet all the World Cup competitions, and obviusly the World Championship and World Youth Championship, for the first time ever; stay tuned, no matter where you are!