Tickets are now on sale for the International Federation of Sport Climbing’s (IFSC) European Championships 2019 for lead and speed which will see Europe’s top climbers descend on Edinburgh this autumn.

Taking place at Europe’s largest indoor climbing area, the Edinburgh International Climbing Arena (EICA): Ratho from 4 – 6 October 2019, the Championships will be a chance to see the best European climbers compete ahead of the sport’s debut at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.  Tickets will be only be available for Saturday, 5th and Sunday 6th. (Friday, 4th October is for speed qualifiers and route setting and is not open to the public).

The Scottish capital was successful in securing the event, held biennially, following a joint bid by EventScotland, City of Edinburgh Council, the British Mountaineering Council (BMC), Mountaineering Scotland and in conjunction EICA:Ratho.

Following the successful delivery of the IFSC World Cup in 2017, EICA: Ratho took centre stage for the fifth World cup in Lead and Speed in September that year, with the sold-out event attracted over 1,200 spectators, athletes and coaches.

Anyone with an interest in volunteering at the event, should register their interest at:—ifsc-european-championships-2019

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