Program // Amateur competition

Amateur competition


Sunday, February 25, 2024

Men 10h00 – 12h30
Women 12:30 – 15:00


The amateur competition includes two categories of competitors, each of whom will be able to demonstrate their individuality.

The “women’s” and “men’s” categories will each have two 2.5-hour time slots in which to perform.

The competition takes place on two mixed top-roping routes.
Each participant must climb both routes.

In the event of a tie, if more than one climber successfully completes all the routes presented, the fastest combined time will determine the winner.

To help you prepare, a meeting will be held on site in the north sector 30 minutes before the start of each time slot: 9:30 a.m. for men and 12:00 p.m. for women.

The order of the male and female climbers for each of the mixed routes will be predetermined by a draw and will be revealed at the pre-competition meeting.


The amateur competition awards ceremony will take place at 3:30 p.m. at the tent.

The top three finishers in each category will receive hardware prizes from our valued sponsors.



The competition is judged and timed by an experienced team of judges.

Climbers have one attempt to complete each route as quickly as possible.

For a route to be considered completed, the climber must have completed the ascent from the ground to the belay station, without a fall, without a tension hold (take) and without using the anchors in place.

Progression is made solely on rock and ice.

In the event of a fall, the participant cannot return to the route.
Points end at the last unclipped quickdraw.

A time limit will be set for each route, and will be announced at the pre-competition meeting.

The official knot for tying the competitor is the double figure-eight knot.

At the start signal, the athlete must have both feet on the ground.

Only competitors, judges, volunteers and photographers are allowed in the competition areas.

Please respect all Festiglace personnel.


UIAA approved harness

UIAA approved helmet

Crampons with a max of 5cm of front point. Fruit boots are cool. No spurs

2 ice axes without leashes, 50cm X 25cm. No leashes, (spring leashes are authorized for certain areas over the water).

Gloves (must not be fingerless).