Kongresni trg square, Ljubljana, Slovenia / 20th of May 2017

An international competition in bouldering where the biggest names in the world of climbing will compete.


The competition will be held for two days under some of the rules of the International Federation for the sport climbing (IFSC). Qualifiers will be held in Koper. Semifinals and finals will be held at Kongresni Square in Ljubljana. The winner will be the climber who climbs the most boulders in the least attempts.


It is an open type competition, which means that everyone who will be at least sixteen years old in the year of 2017, can apply. In the Qualifiers over a hundred competitors will face off in both men and women’s categories. In the semifinals there will be twenty men and twenty women climbers. Ten from each category will qualify through the qualifiers, other ten men and ten women climbers, will be invited by a special invitation. The final part of the competition is reserved for six best climbers in each category.


7000 EUR per category
1. place: 3.000 EUR
2. place: 1.500 EUR
3. place: 1.000 EUR
4. place: 700 EUR
5. place: 500 EUR
6. place: 300 EUR




Friday, 19th of May 2017, from 12.00 until 16.00
Climbing centre Koper


Saturday, 20th of May 2017, from 13.00 until 15.30
Kongresni trg square


Saturday, 20th of May 2017, from 20.00 until 22.00
Kongresni trg square

Live TV broadcast on Slovenian national television!


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“The only thing I am good at is climbing, and I want to do it 100-percent. ”

Jernej Kruder, the 26-year-old from Celje, met Sports Climbing for the first time in elementary scholl. He fell in love with this sports right away. After getting acquainter with artificial walls in Celje, he quickly switched to boulder and became a World vice-champion in 2014. In the same year, he was recognized as the most successful sport climber in Slovenia by the Olympic Committee of Slovenia.

His sisters Neza and Julija followed his footsteps. The Kruder family has three climbers and they say that you are cool, if you climb. And because The Rock at the Congress Square in the middle of Ljubljana, is also cool, you should come and join us in meeting this new, Olympic sport, where Jernej Kruder will be the ambassador of the event.

A climber from Celje proved his qualities on Majorca, where he climbed a boulder Es Pontas with the difficulty level of 9b, without the protection and only a few meter above sea. Until this date, this is still the most difficult Sports Climb in our country. It took him two weeks and 39 attempts, but he became the second climber in the history to do it. In his words, bouledring is the purest form of climbing.

He also managed to climb the Triple Bridge (Tromostovje) in the center of Ljubljana, which is one of the symbols of Jože Plecnik’s architectural creation in our country.

On 20th May, he will face The Rock at the Congress Square in Ljubljana.


The idea to construct a climbing wall that will host top climbers from all around the world has arisen through a group of individuals and experts involved in organizing top level sports climbing events for many years now. The design of the wall configuration has also taken into account the expert opinion of the two Slovenian sports climbing selectors.

The modular climbing wall is easy to erect in one single afternoon; while the entire construction together with the safety mats is transported from one place to another within the shortest possible time period. The object is designed and constructed exclusively for big international events. Coated with a special mixture to ensure good gripping conditions for climbing shoes, and furnished with wooden formations, plastic volumes and holds of versatile shapes, it is going to pose a major challenge to all the participating athletes, particularly those competing in the semi-finals and then onto the finals.





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