UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup Finals & Barbegazi Winter Festival
Feb 22, 2019 - Feb 24, 2019
Experience the first time Colorado has hosted the Ice Climbing World Cup since December 2016 when the event was held in Durango. Brought to Denver by the International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation, the 2019 UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup will be held in Civic Center Park, from February 22-24, for the sixth and final circuit of the competition. The event will be free and open to the public.
More than 200 athletes from 26 countries will converge on downtown Denver, competing in lead and speed ice climbing. Lead climbing, according to the UIAA website, requires climbers to have "great technique, tactical mastery, and nerves of steel in executing complex moves in seemingly improbable positions," while speed climbing is essentially a vertical version of the 100m sprint.