The national competition season 2023 starts with the first of three bouldering competitions on Saturday, March 4th in the Spinnerei Indoor bouldering hall in Ibach. Other stations of the Swiss Climbing Cup are the Minimum Leutsch bouldering hall in Zurich-Oerlikon on March 18th and L'Entrepôt in Bulle on April 1st.

In Ibach and Zurich-Oerlikon there will be two SAC Swiss Climbing Cups take place. They are considered qualifying events for the Swiss Championships in Bulle. The 12 best climbers in the Elite category and the 18 best climbers in the U15 category qualify for the championship in the overall ranking of the respective disciplines.

Swiss Climbing Cup: All finals in live stream

All three finals of the elite can now be watched in a live stream from the comfort of your sofa. With David Firnenburg as commentator and one athlete as a guest, the live stream becomes an exciting event that is worth following. For those who want to experience the spectacle live, there is enough space for spectators on site. The entry is free.


  • Swiss Climbing Cup | Bouldering Hall Spinnerei Indoor Ibach, March 4th 2023
    08.00 – 10.15: Qualification U18
    11.15 – 14.30: Qualification Elite
    16.15 – 17.45: Final U18
    19.30 – 21.00: Final Elite
  • Swiss Climbing Cup | Minimum Leutsch, March 18, 2023
    08.00 – 10.30: Qualification U18
    11.30 – 14.45: Qualification Elite
    16.00 – 17.45: Final U18
    19.00 – 20.45: Final Elite
  • Swiss Championships | L'Entrepot Bulle, April 1, 2023
    08.45 – 10.45: Qualification U18
    11.45 – 13.30: Qualification Elite
    15.15 – 17.00: Final U18
    19.15 – 21.00: Final Elite
The reigning Swiss Bouldering Champion Julien Clémence. Image: Dimitris Tosidis / IFSC
The reigning Swiss Bouldering Champion Julien Clémence. Image: Dimitris Tosidis / IFSC

Thrilling start to the national competition season

Practically the entire elite of Swiss climbers are at the start, led by Sascha Lehmann and Andrea Kümin. Even if they may be considered the favourites, they are not certain of victory because the competition is breathing down their necks: for example Natalie Bärtschi, Sofya Yokoyama or Anne-Sophie Koller in the women's category and Nils Favre, Nino Grünenfelder, Jonas Utelli or Julien Clémence in the men's. So it will be an exciting start to this year's national competition season!

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Credits: Cover photo 2021 Lena Drapella/IFSC, text media release Minimum AG