Climb better with sports coaching...

Whether you are interested in competition climbing, want to get to that next grade at your climbing wall, or you just want to feel fitter and stronger - ClimbScotland can help enjoy your climbing more through our Coaching events.

Who can attend?

All our coaching activites are aimed at young climbers from 8 to 18 years old.

What's on offer?

Partner and club sessions:

The ClimbScotland Team is offering bespoke climbing coaching sessions for ClimbScotland Partner organisations and affiliated clubs. Our Regional Development Officers (RDOs) can deliver day or evening sessions. We offer coaching in movement and technique at for all age groups and we will work with your club officers, teachers and coaches, providing advice on how to get the best from young climbers.

The Scottish Youth Squad Academies:

We also offer a series of Academy Weekends of more advanced coaching aimed at members selected to the Scottish Youth Squad from all the children who take part in the Youth Climbing Series (YCS) competitions. These weekend events are delivered by experienced Mountaineering Scotland endorsed coaches concentrating on different aspects of climbing. We will look at the four components of sports training (tactical, techncial, physical and psychological) as well as the different disciplines (bouldering and sport climbing). We also include motivational talks from some of Scotland’s most successful climbers. Some of the Acaedemies are based on outdoor REALrock bouldering and sport climbing at a more advanced level than the public REALrock events.

When are they?

Academy Dates Venue Aim
Partner or club sessions By arrangement At the club/partner's local climbing wall Tailor-made sessions for your club. Contact us at
Scottish Youth Squad Academy Weekends 2019 tbc South Region A weekend of in-depth challenges preparing climbers for the coming competition season
2019 tbc North Region Technical and tactical development with the help of Mountaineering Scotland route-setters who will be setting specific boulders and routes for different age categories
2019 tbc RealRock A visit to one of the best outdoor bouldering venues in Scotland to inspire
Further details: Itinerary and Parental Information tbc

What you need to know

Here is some general information for parents relating to the climbing academies, including our ClimbScotland Events Protocol, Code of Conduct and a kit list:

How much does it cost?

Our Club and Partner coaching sessions are free. Simply get in touch with our Regional Development Officers at

The price for attending the National Academy is kept as low as possible at usually about £30/day.

Nb.The cost does not include entry fees to the host climbing wall, but members of the are offered discounted or free access to many walls.

Book your place on the National Academy

Booking will open after the 2019 Scottish Youth Squad has been selected in March

Book and pay quickly and easily online via the Mountaineering Scotland web portal. Here's how:

  • Existing members who are first-time users of the portal will need to set up their login via the 'forgotten password' link and follow on-screen instructions
  • If you have a family membership and are a parent booking on behalf of your child, contact us to set up your child's login.
  • After booking you will receive a confirmation email. days before the start of each round.
  • Please note the closing date for online booking for the National Academy is eight days before the start.

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