First Swiss Climbing Cup in bouldering 2024 | Info & live stream

On your marks, get set, go! It's that time again! The first SAC Swiss Climbing Cup in bouldering of the 2024 season is just around the corner. Like last year, the kick-off event will take place on March 9th in central Switzerland at the Spinnerei Indoor in Ibach.

A lot of time has passed since the last national bouldering event with the Swiss Championships in Bulle in April 2023. After a long season last year, the athletes have now fully dedicated themselves to winter training. Who was the hardest working or trained the smartest? Who will be ahead in Ibach?

Live stream SAC Swiss Climbing Cup bouldering in Ibach

Youngsters & veterans

For the women, the field is led by the two driving horses Andrea Kümin and Sofya Yokoyama. They are followed by the rope specialist Liv Egli as well as the newcomers Noé Looser and Jil Couture.

By far the oldest in the field and the never-tiring Anouk Piola also wants to have a say. It has not yet been decided whether the siblings Marilu and India Sommer, Ladina Heller and Anja Köhler will be at the front. Petra Klingler, the grand dame of bouldering, is unlikely to start.

Swiss champions in pole position

It will be equally exciting for the men. The reigning Swiss champion Julien “July” Clémence doesn't want to let anything go wrong and defend his pole position. Whether that's his teammates Nino Gruenenfelder, Sascha Lehmann, Jonas Utelli and Nils Favre want to be taken part in, one can probably doubt.

The new additions to the elite national team, Lukas Zgraggen and Louis Guignard, are also hungry and want to prove their potential. Likewise the rope specialist Dimitri Flick. If Romain Sabatier and Maël Marcadé from French-speaking Switzerland weren't hot on their heels.

Finals in live stream

In Ibach there will be a bright and competitive start to the season in Swiss bouldering. In order to be able to follow the event up close from a distance, there will once again be a live stream of the Elite Finals, like last year. It runs from 19:15 p.m. to 21 p.m.

In addition, the U18 finals will be broadcast statically and without commentary. This stream runs from 16:00 p.m. to 17:45 p.m. There is enough space on site for everyone who would like to follow the competition live. Admission is free.

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