Become a Member

Get access to more than 30 brands, premium video, exclusive content, events, mapping, and more.

Already have an account? Sign In

Become a Member

Get access to more than 30 brands, premium video, exclusive content, events, mapping, and more.

Already have an account? Sign In

Brands

News

IFSC World Cup in Toronto May 30-31

Last year in Toronto, Guillaume Glairon Mondet of France surprised the audience with a complete turnaround from punting the first two men’s final problems to taking the gold. The IFSC World Cup will be returning to Toronto, Canada, this weekend, May 30 and 31, for another exciting showdown.

Lock Icon

Become a member to unlock this story and receive other great perks.

Already have an Outside Account? Sign in

Outside+ Logo

All Access
40% off Season Streamings Sale
$1.14 / week*

  • A $500 value with 25+ benefits including:
  • Access to all member-only content on all 17 publications in the Outside network like Rock and Ice, Climbing, Outside, Backpacker, Trail Runner and more
  • Annual subscription to Climbing magazine.
  • Annual gear guides for climbing, camping, skiing, cycling, and more
  • Gaia GPS Premium with hundreds of maps and global trail recommendations, a $39.99 value
  • Today’s Plan training platform with customized training plans
  • Premium access to Outside TV and 1,000+ hours of exclusive shows
  • Annual subscription to Outside magazine
Join Outside+

*Outside memberships are billed annually. Print subscriptions available to U.S. residents only. You may cancel your membership at anytime, but no refunds will be issued for payments already made. Upon cancellation, you will have access to your membership through the end of your paid year. More Details

  Last year in Toronto,Guillaume Glairon Mondet of France surprised the audience with a complete turnaround from punting the first two men’s final problems to taking the gold.The IFSC World Cup will be returning to Toronto, Canada, this weekend, May 30 and 31, for another exciting showdown.

“The problems are harder every year, and it’s becoming more demanding to make it to the podium,” IFSC officials say.

Climbers from 22 nations will compete in the men’s and women’s bouldering competition. Jan Hojer and Juliane Wurm, last week’s European champions in Innsbruck, Austria, will be competing, as will last year’s Toronto women’s bouldering champion Akiyo Noguchi.

Other female climbers to watch are Austrian climber Anna Stöhr, who has won 21 World Cup gold medals, and American Alex Puccio, the US National bouldering champion for the past nine years.

“So excited to be on my way to Canada for the first Bouldering World Cup of the season,” Puccio wrote on Facebook. “I have worked so hard and now it’s time!”

In the men’s field, Canadian climber Sean McColl, who took bronze in 2014, will be defending his home turf against Hojer, who placed second last year, and Jakob Schubert, winner of seven consecutive World Cup victories in lead climbing.

McColl wrote on Facebook, “I hear all the World Cup competitors are coming to MY COUNTRY for a competition.”

Mondet has not said if he will be returning to defend his title, but Adam Ondra is rumored to be competing.

The IFSC will post updates on Twitter throughout Saturday’s qualifiers and Sunday’s events. Use #IFSCwc to join the chat.

Check back on Rockandice.com this Sunday, May 31, for live streaming of the events.

The next IFSC World Cup competition will be held on June 5 and 6 in Vail, Colorado. Visit the IFSC website for more information and a complete calendar of IFSC World Cup events.

IFSC Climbing World Cup Toronto 2014 – Boulder – Finals: