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Official Main Sponsors

For over 60 years adidas has been part of the world of sports on every level, delivering state-of-the-art sports footwear, apparel and accessories. Today, with total net sales of 21.22 billion euros and net income of over 1.17 billion euros, adidas is a global leader in the sporting goods industry and offers the broadest portfolio of products. adidas products are available in virtually every country of the world.

Five Ten®, the Brand of the Brave™, is a leading developer of outdoor performance footwear with high-friction Stealth® rubber soles. The California-based company epitomizes authentic extreme sports experience. From founder Charles Cole who forged solo first ascents in Yosemite, to crushing the Downhill World Cup podium since 2001, FiveTen specializes in shoes for the World’s Most Exciting Sports™. From the world’s hardest rock climbs to the furthest human flight, athletes have depended on Five Ten for nearly three decades for its performance tuning abilities.

Official Partners

With a heritage rooted in innovation, the GORE-TEX Brand has always been dedicated to enabling and supporting people’s active lives. As a brand, they fuse science and imagination to innovate and improve their partners’ products, supporting people’s active lives in new ways. For more than 40 years, they have been studying the human body during different activities while evolving their technologies. Their goal: enable people to enjoy their favorite experiences and discover new ones.

With the legacy and knowledge from over 50 years of family business in climbing sports, benky vertical equipment developes and produces products for the climbing- and boulder gym industry. They supply everything needed to run a professional boulder- and climbing gym.

Official Media Partner

The target audience of bigFM are young adults, who listen to the latest music, use the mobile and social media applications of the bigFM community and want to be trendsetters. The media brand reaches about 4.5 million listeners and users every single day through its cross-media channels OnAir, online, mobile and social media. Hence bigFM is the most successful private radio station for young adults in Germany and radio innovation leader.

In addition, the radio station gets involved in their listeners' everyday life experience with their "initiative for integration", five ethnostreams, the support of young music talents or „bigKARRIERE" (big career), a cross-media platform dealing with apprenticeship, career and advanced education.

The bigFM broadcasting area stretches over five states in southwest Germany. More than 9.8 million people in Germany know the multi-media brand bigFM and more than 2.5 million people tune in to the station every day.

Official Logistics Partner

With 15,800 employees at more than 100 locations and a turnover of nearly 4 billion Euros, Schenker Deutschland AG based in Frankfurt, is the leading provider of integrated logistic in the German market. DB Schenker Logistics supports industry and trade in their global exchange of goods with surface transport, global air- and sea freight, contract logistics, and supply chain management. Even sport- and music events require perfect logistics. The specialists of DB SCHENKERsportevents develop logistics concepts for organizers, sponsors, suppliers and the media at major sport events. Passion, precision and dynamics are the essence of planning, coordinating and organizing logistics at sport and cultural events – true to the motto: sport and event logistics at its best!

Official Equipment Partner

ropeless has its roots in a small group of boulder enthusiasts, which was formed in the late 90ties around a German superb sandstone bouldering area, the „Südpfalz“. Everyone of these close friends is an expert in his trade. So we set out to create a brand we believe in, with products that reflect our commitment. That´s how we can supply you the best quality in your personal "ropelessgear".

Official App Partner

Vertical-Life: Your Worldwide Climbing Guide.

Climbing areas and gyms from all over the world, with topos drawn by renowned locals and publishers, combined with exciting features – the Vertical-Life smartphone app is your personal route book and the digital platform for the climbing community. Zlag!

App Download: app.vertical-life.info

Official Retail Partner

Official Hotel

Hilton Garden Inn Stuttgart Neckerpark (4**** hotel) is situated in the heart of Stuttgart’s event district right between the Porsche Arena/Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle and Mercedes-Benz Arena. All of its 150 rooms and suites feature a modern design as well as complimentary Wi-Fi. The hotel’s complimentary spa and fitness area is the ideal location to relax and recharge after a long day. The city center and main train station can be reached in 10 minutes, while the international airport is only 18km (11 miles) away.

Official Host City

Stuttgart - für den SportThe capital of Baden-Württemberg is a great patron of sports, ranging from popular to professional sports. Stuttgart is a sports city with a long tradition. Many top-class sports events have become a permanent fixture in Stuttgart’s sports calendar and underline its reputation as city of sports. Just as important as top-class and competitive sports are physical training programs for everyone, especially in a major city. Stuttgart is an attractive, sport- and exercise-friendly place, which provides its citizens many opportunities for physical exercise in all areas of life.

Over 590 sports clubs and organisations in Stuttgart offer their 168,000 members around 5,000 training and competition facilities for over 70 different sports. The vast sports program is facilitated by an impressive voluntary engagement of Stuttgart’s citizens. Stuttgart’s department of sports and exercise (Amt für Sport und Bewegung) gladly supports sports clubs and events within the bounds of the city’s sports promotion guidelines. For the past decades, the city has invested several hundred million in the construction, restoration and maintenance of sports facilities.

Official Holds & Volumen Partner

Cheeta was founded by French climber Laurent Laporte, one of the most renowned and experienced international route setters. He started in the early 90's to sculpt climbing holds and develop route setting concepts. Today, Cheeta offers climbing holds that are specifically geared for route setting. The forms and the grips were elaborated in a spirit of open-mindedness. Laurent and his team want to share their passion and experience in route setting, designing and shaping in climbing. The main idea of Cheeta is to create movement.

Flathold was born of the encounter between an international route setter and a visual arts student, whose first experience together dates back to 2008. A common goal : to create and develop shapes and grips, to fashion the foam so as to approach the feelings one gets on a natural line. Testing gravity on the grips ; imagining the movement possibilities they can offer on a wall ; feeling the friction point. Beyond their basic function, the goal is to make the holds aesthetic.

Morpho is a manufacturer of climbing holds and volumes from Slovenia. Established in 2013, the company is a result of the team‘s passion for climbing. Nowadays, it is also the joy of creatingand the satisfaction of mastering the craft that keeps them going.Constantly developing new designs, concepts and technological upgrades, Morpho is one of the leading companies in this field. Their holds and volumes are frequently used at world cups and other prominent competitions and can be found in more than 500 climbing gyms across the globe. 

AIX is a holds and volumes manufacturer founded by Czech climber Andrej Chrastina in 1996. Behind AIX there is a team of avid and passionate climbers to whom climbing is not only a sport but a lifestyle and who enjoy every vertical meter. They use their own experience to design and produce high quality climbing holds and volumes and are a frequent partner of various climbing world cups as well as national Czech competitions. 

Core Climbing Ltd designs, shapes and manufactures climbing holds out of Sheffield, England. Core was formed in 2008 by three local climbers who were united by one common goal: to produce climbing holds and volumes that meet the highest possible quality standards, from materials to shapes and service.