Trango, the designer and manufacturer of climbing gear and holds based in Lafayette, CO, and the International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) announced a five-year partnership, making it the sole safety gear provider for IFSC-led competitions from 2024 to 2028.

Kicking off with the IFSC World Cup in Wujiang, China, from April 12-14, the 2024 season will see the company provide safety gear for the IFSC Climbing and Paraclimbing World Cups, World Championships and Youth World Championships.

Trango’s products include the Reaction Competition Quickdraws, featuring aluminum Reaction Bent Gate Carabiners with a keylock nose. The black and pink carabiners, with gate design, will be paired with Trango’s Straight Dogbones and Maillons. 

The range of products Trango supplies extend to all safety gear needed to run a Lead competition, including belay devices, harnesses and ropes.

“Trango has always been a major supporter of climbing and a player in the international scene,” said Trango President Chris Klinke. “We have supported competitions with gear, holds, athletes, and sponsorship throughout our history. To support the IFSC on a global scale with its safety gear needs is a tremendous opportunity to combine our passion for climbing with our goal of supporting the community.”

Marco Scolaris, IFSC president, said, “We are very happy to welcome Trango into the IFSC family. Obviously, safety in our sport is an absolute priority, and in Trango, we have found a reliable partner with great experience. One of our aims with technical sponsorship is to create a path of growth and study so that we can improve the sport, and Trango has bought into this concept, ensuring a positive partnership.”

Along with Wujiang, the 2024 IFSC World Cup Series includes Lead competitions in Innsbruck, Austria; Chamonix, France; Briançon, France; Koper, Slovenia; and Seoul, South Korea.

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