Rock Climbers' Award

ENCOURAGE Climbers ENGAGED in Rock Climbing

How can we encourage and promote rock climbing around the world?

From its establishment in 1932, the UIAA has promoted and developed mountain sports while respecting the environment. 

High mountains, big walls, bouldering, ski mountaineering, ice climbing and rock climbing; these are all activities in the DNA of the UIAA International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation.

Rock climbing enthusiasts around the world are now being recognized by the UIAA with a new Rock Climbers' Award.
The UIAA will choose the best male and female rock climbers from among athletes participating in different events around the world. The winners in each event will be chosen by a group of experts based on  criteria established by an awards assessment team. 
The members of the awards assessment team are former British climbing champion Anne Arran who is on the UIAA Management Committee, UIAA Vice President Peter Farkas and Executive Board member James "Marc" Beverly.

A prize purse of CHF 1’000 will be shared among the male and female winners for each event.

The goal of the UIAA Rock Climbers’ Award is to recognize internationally the commitment of climbers in the rock climbing community – everywhere.

Stay tuned as we announce accredited events in the coming weeks and months.