ICC fully respects the autonomy of the member federations which are its
members in respect to their national activities.
RESPONSIBILITY OF MEMBER FEDERATIONS
is the responsibility of the member-federations of the ICC to ensure that
promote and actively develop the sport in their country; to firmly uphold
the principles of the Olympic Charter, the IOC Medical Code, and the UIAA
and ICC regulations and rules governing the sport of international
and abide by the regulations and rules of the sport and promote, and
ensure that their competitors and officials observe, the principles of
and actively work against the use of drugs or other prohibited substances
by their competitors or officials.
any methods or practices that might involve risks to the health or
physical development of their competitors;
to set themselves firmly against any temptation to manipulate the
regulations and rules to the advantage of their competitors and team
that their competitors and officials treat all other competitors,
officials and others involved in the practice of the sport with full and
due respect at all times; both during competition or with respect to any
ELIGIBILITY TO ENTER A TEAM IN A ICC-APPROVED COMPETITION
member federation of the ICC shall be eligible to enter a team of men and
women competitors subject to the following conditions:
a) That they are
in compliance with the regulations governing the nomination and
registration of competitors;
b) That they are
not in default of any regulation governing financial obligations to the
c) That they are
not in default of any decision, or subsequent required action, in respect
to a decision of the ICC's disciplinary procedure.
All of the competitors nominated have been issued with (or for whom an
international licence application has been received by the ICC ) an
international competition licence.
In the case where a country has more than one federation member of the
ICC, the member
federations concerned shall only be eligible to enter one nationally
agreed team of men and women, within the permitted quota to represent this
TEAM QUOTAS - COMPETITORS AND OFFICIALS
quotas are specified under the particular type of competition; e.g. World
Cup, World Championship, etc.
Each member federation shall be permitted to register up to a
maximum of five (5) team officials who shall be granted free entry into
the competition venue (in accordance also with 3.2. above).
These officials shall be named on the application form and
specifically nominated for one of the following roles:
a) One (1) team
b) Two (2) team
c) Two (2)
qualified medical or para-medical personnel
Team officials shall be permitted to enter and leave the isolation
zone under the same conditions as that which applies to competitors. Only under exceptional circumstances and with the specific
approval of the President of the Jury shall any team official - including
team medical personnel - be permitted to approach and/or communicate with
any competitor whilst he/she remains within the isolation/competition
zone. Failure to
observe this regulation shall result in the immediate disqualification of
Team officials shall not be permitted to accompany their
competitors to the climbing wall during the official observation of the
routes. Team officials (or any other non-competing competitor) shall
not be permitted to communicate in any way with any competing climber
during the official route observation period.
Failure to observe this regulation shall make the competitor(s)
liable to immediate disqualification.
Each member federation shall ensure that each competitor that they
wish to enter in an ICC-approved competition holds a current ICC
international competition licence. Only
member federations shall be permitted to submit an application form for
the issue or renewal of an ICC international licence.
5.2. In order to obtain
an international licence, each federation must submit for each competitor:
a) A completed
official application form;
The ICC-approved fee for the issue of a new licence;
Each licence is valid for one calendar year; i.e. from the 1st
January to 31st December. Each
federation may, on behalf of its competitors,
renew the licence each year by completing the official application
form and sending it to the ICC; each application to be accompanied by the
licence renewal fee.
Each competitor must be a member of the member federation for which
he/she holds a national passport.
In the case of competitors who hold dual nationalities, such
competitors shall elect one member federation to represent in respect to
ICC-approved competitions. This
declared national association shall not be changed except with the
agreement of the original nominated member federation, the proposed member
federation, and the ICC.
All fees (e.g. membership fees, competition entry fees,
international licence fees, appeals fees, etc.) and all other expenses are
the sole responsibility of the member federation.
Competition, International Licence and other Fees:
A member federation shall pay the ICC the amount invoiced within 90
days of the date of the invoice. Failure
to do so shall be dealt with as specified in 6.4. below.
Appeal Fees: Appeals
fees are specified under the ICC's Appeal regulations.
An appeal shall not be registered until receipt of the relevant
All member federations which are in default of the ICC regulations
governing payment of fees shall, in accordance with the regulations and
bylaws, be liable to have their membership suspended and, ultimately,
The scale of fees payable for all ICC activities shall be decided
annually by the ICC.
TEAM CLOTHING AND EQUIPMENT
Equipment and Clothing: All
equipment and clothing used by each competitor shall conform with the ICC
regulations governing equipment and clothing.
Failure to comply with these regulations shall result in
Uniform: Whenever possible,
and particularly at award ceremonies, competitors and team officials
should wear a distinctive team uniform.
Competitors Climbing Equipment and Clothing:
All equipment used by a competitor in a competition shall comply
with UIAA standards unless otherwise specified by the ICC or, under
exceptional circumstances, by the President of the Jury through the
authority delegated to her/him by the ICC.
With the exception of the competition vest provided by the member
federation/organiser, each competitor shall be free to use whatever UIAA-approved
make of harness (NOTE: the wearing of a seat/hip or full-body harness is
compulsory), climbing shoes, chalk bag, climbing helmet (where the
competitor chooses to do so), and clothing he/she prefers in accordance
with the following regulations during his/her attempt on the route:
Only the manufacturer's name and/or logo;
Competition vest: As
supplied by the competition organiser. This vest, which each
must wear, must not be cut or otherwise modified and must carry the
identifying number of the
competitor on the back of the vest;
Other shirts may be worn under the official vest, provided they carry no
d) No other logo
are permitted on the arms.
the manufacturer's name and/or logo and sponsorís label(s) - no larger
than 200 square centimetres in total.
bag: Only the manufacturer's name and/or logo and sponsor's label(s) - no
larger than 100 square centimetres.
e) Legs: Only the
manufacturer's name and/or logo and sponsorís label(s) - no larger than
300 square centimetres in total on each leg;
Shoes and socks: Only the manufacturer's name and/or logo.
Failure to comply with these regulations shall result in
disqualification from the competition.