Climb Ethic

The IFSC Ethics Commission (Principles)



In 2019, the IFSC ran a workshop on ethics with Judges and Route-Setters. During these two days, we discussed ethics at IFSC. Beyond theoretical and general aspects, we discussed the results of a questionnaire about ethics for judges and for route-setters. As an outcome, we elaborated a document entitled "Our Ethics as IFSC Officials".

Intention of the Commission

The Ethics Commission acknowledges that ethics commissions cannot, by themselves prevent breaches of ethical values in sport and sport governance. In the spirit of climbing values, the Ethics Commission pledges:

• To explicitly and forcefully strive for intellectual honesty, rigor and humility,
• To work in a constructive and collaborative manner inclusively of all stakeholders of the climbing community,
• To inform and educate in an inspiring and transparent manner without infringing the rights of stakeholders nor IFSC legal obligations,
• To protect any person who raises an ethical issue and who subsequently suffers retaliation from incriminated parties,
• To inspire Sport Institutions, Sport Governing Bodies and stakeholders with the richness, strength and ethical nature of Climbing Values.

Scope of Activities of the Commission

The IFSC Ethics Commission intends to protect and encourage ethical values in all IFSC activities. The IFSC Ethics Commission activities consist of:

• Advising the IFSC President and the IFSC Executive Board,
• Addressing complaints submitted for its consideration,
• Conducting ethical analysis and provide opinions,
• Producing reference documents.

The IFSC Ethics Commission relies primarily on the following reference documents:

Statutes of the IFSC,
IOC Code of Ethics and Other Texts,
Charter of Climbing Ethics.

Composition of the Commission

Applications are considered on an on-going basis.

The current composition can be accessed on IFSC website.