Formerly called the Scottish Schools Climbing Competition...

The ClimbScotland FUN Climbing Competition (CSFC) is Scotland's entry-level competition. The self-scoring format and on-line registration of scores make it so easy to have a go...

ClimbScotland FUN Competition is supported by:
St Aloysius' College
Glasgow Climbing Centre
Entre-prises Climbing Walls

This years competition starts on 10 September 2018

So whats new besides the name? The CSFC focus is on young climbers who are just starting out in competitions. It offers a great way to have a go at competition climbing, perhaps for the first time ever, and compete against your freinds whether they are from your school, in your youth group or your climbing club or squad. Changes are being made to the Youth Climbing Series (YCS) for 2019 to bring that competition more in line with the international event format which means that the YCS will no longer be a grass-roots competition in Scotland.

  • NOTE: As a result of these changes, the top climbers from the YCS (Those selected to the Scottish Youth Development Squad) will no longer be eligible to compete in the new CSFC. This will mean a fairer grass-roots competition.

Climbers compete in the age categories used in all our youth competitions (see below) and can potentially be selected to attend the final and compete for a podium place as individuals. But there will also be trophies for different 'Teams' and each climber can select which, if any, team they wish to have their scores counted for: So if you want to compete on behalf of your school, your scout group, guides group, cadet force, climbing club or climbing wall squad, ask your group leader to get a team together. You can only compete for one team! Or you can simply compete under your own name. See the Regulations below for details of the 'Teams'.


How it works

The CSFC has the same simple format as the old Schools competition with a free-to-enter drop-in qualifying round at host walls across Scotland, an on-line scoring system and selection to attend the Grand Final.

Qualifying round

The qualifying round for all categories will be held between Monday 10 September 2018 and Monday 29 October 2018.

Simply pick up a score sheet at your local hosting wall (see the list below) during this period and get your climbing parent, teacher, group leader or the climbing wall instructor to support you as a belayer and allocated scoring judge. You have six weeks to do the routes at your leisure (BUT BE AWARE: don't try them before you want to gain a valid score!). You can try all the routes in one visit or complete the climbs over a couple of sessions. You are allowed three attempts at each climb. Once you have completed all four routes, your self-score can be registered on-line by your allocated judge (parent, teacher, youth group leader, instructor or coach).

All online scores must be submitted by midnight on Thursday 1 November 2018.

What Category am I in?

There are six categories based on your year of birth

CS YouthCompAge

And a Junior Category born between 2000 and 1999

  • Youth E and Youth D will top-rope only
  • Youth C, Youth B, Youth A and Junior will have a choice of top-rope or lead

Where are the qualifying rounds?

To make the competition as inclusive as possible, you can enter the CSFC at the following locations across Scotland:


Please contact your local host wall before taking groups along.

The Grand Final

The top five qualifiers from each category will be invited to the Final on Saturday 17 November 2018. This year, the Scottish Final will be held at Transition Extreme, Aberdeen.

How much does it cost?

Entry to the qualiying competition is free. However you may have to pay entry to the climbing wall, or for the use of an instructor at the climbing wall. Please contact your local host wall to find out more. If selected for the Grand Final there is a small entry fee and you will be invited to register through the Mountaineering Scotland Member's Portal.

Entering your scores for the CSFC

Simply gain a paper scorecard from the climbing centre you are using. Alternatively you can download a pdf copy from below. You should use the paper scorecard to keep a record of your scores and attempts. Keep it safe in case of Appeals. All competitors need to record their results via our online Google Form. See below for more information about scoring.

DEADLINE for Entering SCORES

All scores must be registered online by midnight on the Thursday 1 November 2018. You will not be able to record scores after this time, and any scores not entered will not be accepted.

Recording Your Individual Score

  • The scoresheet is your responsibility. You should not leave it at the climbing centre nor should you send it to ClimbScotland.
  • When you have finished your attempts you must record your scores using this google form.
  • Please retain your scoresheet after recording your score online. It may be required if any queries arise about your score.
  • There are four sections to the form:
    - Section one asks for your email and information about the climber
    - Section two asks which wall the climber used
    - Section three asks for information about the climber’s allocated 'Team'
    - Section four onwards is for inputting your score
  • You must check the accuracy of any information supplied as any errors may invalidate your entry.
  • Please be aware that the email address you supply will be used to invite any category winners to the Grand Final, where applicable. Please ensure this is a valid, monitored email address.

Recording Scores if you are a Teacher / instructor / youth leader or Coach

  • If you are a teacher, coach or other person who is responsible for the scores for several competitors making up a team, you will have to input the score for each of your climbers.
  • If your climbers have allocated different teams, you will have to complete a separate form for every climber, using this google form.
  • In section three of the form you can input the team your climbers are representing. There is a list that you can choose the correct team from. This list has been compiled from teams that have entered previously. If the team you are looking for is not in the list, you can type it into the "Other" section at the end of the list. If you have multiple climbers representing the same team you can save time by having the team added to the list. Please e-mail csfunc@gmail to request additions. PLEASE DO NOT request the addition of teams which have only a few members, as the list will grow to an unmanageable size.



  • Please note: Teams will be added to the list manually and may take up to 24 hours to complete. You will be notified by e-mail when this has been completed.
  • After entering all of your competitors scores, please retain the paper scoresheets as these may be required if there are any queries with any of the scores.
  • You must check the accuracy of any information supplied as any errors may invalidate your entries.
  • Please be aware that the email address you supply will be used to invite any category winners to the Grand Final, where applicable. It will also be used to send a copy (receipt) of the information you have submitted. It will also be used to send a copy (receipt) of the information you have submitted. Please ensure this is a valid, monitored email address.

Want to know more?

For more detailed information about the CSFC, check out the following documents or contact us at info@climbscotland.net:



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