The 2022 International Federation of Sport Climbing Youth World Championships are heading to Dallas with competition starting August 22 with more than 400 climbers attending and competing at two venues within the destination.
The IFSC and USA Climbing made the announcement on Friday. Boulder competition will be held at Movement Climbing’s The Hill for Boulder with lead and speed competitions at Summit Plano. Athletes will be divided into three age groups — Juniors, Youth A, and Youth B — and compete in the three Climbing disciplines. A computed ranking will be created with the results of the two single disciplines.
“USA Climbing is honored to be hosting the IFSC Youth World Championships for the first time in the United States in Dallas,” USA Climbing Chief Executive Officer Marc Norman said. “We thank the IFSC and member National Federations for their confidence and support in hosting this important event and look forward to welcoming the world’s best youth climbers.”
The Youth World Championships will be the fourth IFSC event taking place on U.S. soil in 2022 in addition to two Climbing World Cups and the Paraclimbing World Cup all taking place in Salt Lake City, Utah, May 20–29.
“It fills me with pride to see the strong bond that we have built in the last few years with our friends at USA Climbing, establishing Salt Lake City as one of the landmarks of our World Cup Series, and finding new opportunities, first in Los Angeles and now in Dallas,” IFSC President Marco Scolaris said. “The Youth World Championships is by far the most important showcase of young and talented climbers that one can imagine, and who knows — maybe we will have the chance to see the future Olympic champion in action.”