What's it all about?

ClimbScotland is here to help inspire young people to get climbing, while giving parents, schools, colleges, youth organisations and climbing walls the skills and support to meet kids' climbing needs.


Part of the Mountaineering Scotland

Mountaineering Scotland is Scotland's representative organisation for mountaineers, hillwalkers and climbers. We have more the 13,000 members and 140 clubs.

As an organisation we have a broad remit – from the promotion of mountain safety to the general public - to campaigning about landscape and access issues.

We’re passionate about mountains and all things mountaineering. We’re equally passionate about climbing.

We are the national governing body for sport climbing and for many years have recognised the potential that climbing has to bring fun, challenge, comradeship, a healthy lifestyle and potentially a lifelong activity for scotland’s young people.

We have promoted climbing to young people for many years, running competitions and training courses, but with the recent growth in kids, teenagers and students participating in the sport, we felt it was about time we really focused on what we offer young climbers.


Shaped by your views

We wanted to find a way to connect with and communicate with a much younger target audience than our average Mountaineering Scotland member.

So, thanks to our friends from the Sporting Chance Initiative and the Institute of Design and Innovation at the Glasgow School of Art we were able to commission research with our young audience and that provided the inspiration for the visual design of ClimbScotland and the services we offer.


What we do


Thanks to financial support from sportscotland, the national agency for sport, we have developed our ClimbScotland team who can offer free expert advice and resources to those looking to develop climbing activities, events, clubs or facilities for young people.

We can tailor our support to you aims and needs, from guidance on setting up or managing clubs, to coaching you and your colleagues, or delivering instructed sessions direct to your kids.


For the latest updates you can also like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter or check us out on Instagram and Youtube.


Get involved

We have a range of options which will enable you to get the most from ClimbScotland:

  • ClimbScotland Partners
  • ClimbScotland Gold Members
  • ClimbScotland Supporters

If you would like to find out more about the support we can offer YOU as a young climber, parent or organisation, click on Join us. You can also find out more about Mountaineering Scotland, and check our position on equality, complaints and our volunteering code on our strategic plan and policies page.

ClimbScotland is a registered trademark of the Mountaineering Council of Scotland Limited. Mountaineering Scotland is a registered trademark of the Mountaineering Council of Scotland Limited

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