Paraclimbing is an internationally recognized sport that was created for people with disabilities.

Climbing offers a spontaneous and fun movement to everybody and gives them the opportunity to exercise, to improve the relationship with the environment and to decrease the risk of pathology related to sedentary life-style.

In 2017 the International Paralympic Committee granted the IFSC the status of “Recognized International Federation”.

The IFSC has been hosting paraclimbing competitions since 2006, when the first international event saw athletes from four National Federations compete in Ekaterinburg, Russia.  The movement has grown in recent years, with a regular circuit being added to the IFSC calendar from 2010 and World Championships taking place from July 2011. It has become tradition that the Paraclimbing World Championships run alongside the World Championships, promoting athletes with a disability on the same stage as other athletes. Proud of the growth of the paraclimbing community and the standard of competitions, the IFSC remains dedicated to developing and strengthening the competitions and support available to athletes.