1.1 The ICC is a
constituent part of the Union Internationale des Associations d'Alpinisme
(UIAA) and is responsible for the administration and development of all
aspects of the sport of international competition climbing.
applications from member-federations to organise international
those applications that it deems in the interest of the sport and which it
assesses as being organisationally and financially viable;
all technical and other aspects of the sport.
All ICC-approved competitions shall be organised and undertaken in
strict accordance with the regulations and rules governing such
2.1 Only the members of
the ICC (or organisations specifically recognised by the ICC) shall be
eligible to apply to organise an ICC-approved competition.
2.2 Only ICC
members shall be eligible to apply to enter their competitors in such
2.3 Among the
international climbing competitions requiring the specific approval of the
ICC are the following:
a) The annual World
Cup series of competitions;
b) The World
3 ORGANISATION OF
3.1 The ICC is
directly accountable to the General Assembly of the UIAA. The UIAA has been granted recognition by the International
Olympic Committee as an Intermember federation. The UIAA is also a member of the General Association of
International Sports Federations (GAISF).
ICC's organisational structure is described in detail in the Statutes and
Competition Officials: The ICC maintains the right to formally appoint the
following officials to each ICC-approved competition.
of the Jury - Has overall authority within the competition area; i.e. from
the point where competitors and others enter the isolation zone to the
point where they exit the competition zone in front of the climbing wall
and return to the public section of the arena; this authority extends to
covering the activities of the media and all other persons nominated by
the organiser. The President
of the Jury has overall authority with respect to all aspects of the
running of the competition and presides over all meetings of the ICC
Officials. In addition,
he/she presides over all organisation and technical meetings with the
competition organisers, team officials, competitors, etc.
The President of the Jury is required to submit a detailed report
on the competition and on each 'Aspirant' Judge undergoing the final phase
of their international training programme.
b) Two Category
Judges (in certain circumstances, and as approved by the ICC,
additional Category Judges shall be appointed) - The Category Judges are
International Judges appointed by the ICC to assist the President of the
Jury in undertaking all aspects of judging a competition.
The Category Judges are assisted by Route Judges.
Forerunner - is responsible for checking the technical standard and safety
of each route of the competition and for advising the President of the
Jury on all technical matters within the competition area.
The International Forerunner is required to submit a report on the
competition and a report on each 'Aspirant' Forerunner undergoing the
final phase of their international training programme.
In the absence of the President of the Jury and before her/his arrival at
a competition, the ICC Delegate acts on behalf of the President of the
Jury in respect to the organisation of the competition within the
competition area. The ICC
Delegate has authority for ensuring that the facilities and services
provided by the competition organiser (i.e. registration of competitors
and others, height measurement and results service, medical, media and
other facilities) are in accordance with ICC Regulations.
The ICC Delegate has the right to attend all meetings with the
competition organisers and take part, in an advisory capacity, in all
meetings of the Competition Jury. The ICC Delegate deals with all non-competition matters
during the running of the competition and shall submit a detailed report
on the competition.
NOTE: The ICC-appointed
officials - 3.3(a)(b)(c)(d) above - shall be entitled to receive
travelling expenses, accommodation and a fee in accordance with the
e) Route Judges: When not specifically appointed by the ICC (e.g. 'Aspirant'
Judges under training), the member federation/organiser shall provide a
Route Judge for each route of the competition.
Normally, Route Judges shall be persons holding either
international or national licences. They
shall be fully informed of the technical rules and regulations governing
ICC-approved competitions, and shall be instructed in their duties by, and
work under the direction of, a Category Judge.
Competition Jury: The
Competition Jury consists of all those persons listed in 3.3.(a) to 3.3(d)
4 EXECUTIVE TASKS
matters concerning the organisation of International climbing
competitions, the ICC's executive tasks are as follows:
a) Receipt of all
applications to organise a ICC-approved competition;
b) Dealing with
all enquiries - both of a general nature and with respect to approved
c) Issuing all
information regarding ICC-approved competitions;
d) In particular,
issuing all competition information and application forms to the member
federations concerning each competition.
Every member federation wishing to register competitors for a
competition must send a copy of their application form to both the ICC and
the member federation responsible for organising the competition.
All competitors and their associated team officials shall be
registered by their member federation within the indicated deadlines
(normally not less than 30 days before the start date of the competition);
e) ICC regulations
and rules and other notices;
Official publication of all competition results, the World Cup
Ranking (WCR) and the Continuously Updated World Ranking (CUWR), and other
g) Appointment of
all ICC officials to approved competitions. The list of the appointed
officials to the scheduled events shall be forwarded to the Member
federations for formal approval, then to the concerned officials, at least
three months before the concerned competition.
5 MEMBER FEDERATIONS, ORGANISERS, SPONSORS AND MEDIA
is the responsibility of the member federations who are members of the ICC,
all competition organisers and those associated with an ICC-approved
competition - whether working directly with the ICC or in association with
a member federation or with a competition organiser, to:
accept that the promotion, development and administration of the sport of
international competition climbing is under the exclusive control of the
b) Ensure that no
financial or other agreement shall be entered into with an organisation
(e.g. television, competition sponsors, etc.,) which conflicts with the
ICC's own agreements without first obtaining the written approval of the
c) At all times seek the advice and agreement of the
ICC in respect to any decision which might conflict with the best interest
of the sport.