The IFSC World Cup returned to the EICA in Ratho, Edinburgh on what would become a historic weekend for both Britain and British climbing. The venue was a last-minute replacement for the Wujiang round in China, which was cancelled due to ongoing COVID restrictions in the country. With little time to plan, the event organisers pulled together to put on a fantastic show and respectfully handled the changing situation upon the news of HM Queen Elizabeth II's death. Following government protocol on sporting events, a social media blackout was adhered to, and a minute's silence was held before each final. And for the first time since 1994, a British male won a World Cup medal in Lead.