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2020 Competitions

All comps
We are holding the Scottish National Bouldering League (SNBL 2019-2020), Youth Climbing Series, the Youth Boulder Championships, the Youth Lead & Speed Championships, the Lead & Speed Competition (Adult), the ParaClimb, and the Youth FUN Comp Final.

Youth Climbing Series 2020

There are 2 Regional Qualifying Rounds
    • (NB: Updated score spreadsheet on 21.02.2020)


2019 Competitions

All comps
We are holding the Scottish National Bouldering League (SNBL 2019-2020), the Youth Climbing Series, the Youth Boulder Championships, the Youth Lead & Speed Championships, the Lead & Speed Competition (Adult), the ParaClimb, and the Youth FUN Comp Final.

SNBL 2019-2020

There are 6 rounds October 2019 to March 2020

  • SNBL Round 6 (March: Eden Rock) Results
  • Please NB: We have updated the scores after after Round 5 due to some duplications
  • Round 5 at Transition was a hard fought event with the grades of the problems up a notch (or two). We are now looking forward to the final round at Eden Rock - see you all there to find out who is the best boulderer in Scotland. Prizes from Red Chilli and Edelrid will be be presented at the end of the competition.
  • R3 Note: Some competitors indicated they wished to be recorded for the SNBL but we are unable to include them as we have no record of their age and therefore their SNBL category (Adult or Vet?). Please check the results and contact us on info@mountaineering.scot if you are not recorded and wish to be. Thank you.
  • SNBL Round 1 Photos are available on the Alien Bloc facebook page Photos by Hon Yau


ClimbScotland Fun Comp Finals 2019

16 November at Transition Extreme Aberdeen

Congratulations to the following Teams who won trophies this year:
Climbing Wall Youth Squad: Transition Extreme Youth Squad;
ClimbScotland Climbing Club: Orkney Climbing Club;
School: The Glasgow Academy
Congratulations to Craig Allott who won the Youth A Boys Lead Trophy
There were no competitors in the Youth A Girls Lead category this year



ClimbScotland Fun Comp Qualifing Round 2019

9 September to 21 October 2019 at 15 Scottish walls



Scottish Lead Climbing Competition 2019 (NEW)

8 September 2019 at EICA

This year ClimbScotland went BIG. We held our usual youth championships and our ParaClimbing Festival (see below) but the BIG WEEKEND brought a seniors’ competition to Scotland for the first time as a national event, alongside all the others. This was a new ‘Open’ competition for climbers aged 18 and over with no upper age limit! It had two age categories (Senior and Vets) for both male and female competitors and an 'easy' and a 'hard' option. The qualification round in the morning was self-scored (just like the Leading Ladder event held at Transition Extreme in Aberdeen).



ClimbScotland ParaClimb Festival 2019

8 September 2019 at EICA

There was the usual Fun Come-try-it version as well as the more serious competition, but it was held on the Sunday alongside the new SLCC event. All categories used the same routes and if a fun-competitor wished to enter their scores into the competition they could at any time during the day. This year we had more freedom to set routes over a larger area of arena than ever before, so there were some quite different styles of climbing that challenged the competitors.



Scottish Youth Speed Climbing Championships 2019

7 September 2019 at EICA



Scottish Youth Climbing Championships 2019

7 September 2019 at EICA



Scottish Youth Bouldering Championships 2019

25 May 2019 at Eden Rock, Edinburgh

The superb, large, bouldering wall of Eden Rock is now the only venue large enough to host the continually expanding boulder champs. This year we had 205 competitors on the day, following the trend in our competitions of more girls competing than boys. Eden Rock headed up the setting team with Euan Macfadyen in charge and they produced a stunning series of problems which tested everyone at every category. The Finals, from isolation, were definetly challenging.



Youth Climbing Series 2019 Grand Final

27 and 28 April 2019 at Sheffield

There were 9 teams competing at the grand final held at The Depot (Bouldering on Saturday) and Awesome walls (Roped held on Sunday). Over 200 climbers took part and the Scottish Team did well, gaining 4th Place. Individual top placings form the Scottish Team were: Matthew Fall 2nd place (YA Boys), Zara Whiteside 5th (YA Girls), Louis Langlands 6th (YB Boys), Naimh Doran 2nd (YA Girls), Lachlan Ross (YC Boys), Kasha Ogilvie 1st (YC Girls), Tom Hammer 7th (YD Boys), Anna Fraser 9th (YD Girls), Issac Bell 2nd (YE Boys), Charlotte Gillman 15th (YE Girls).

See the BMC YCS 2019 page for more detail

Scottish YCS Team Selection 2019

23 and 24 March 2019

The top 5 (or more) from each category after ranking from all the three rounds make up the Scottish Youth Squad. The squad are offered academy coaching days throughout the coming year. Unfortunately, Scotland only has one allocated Team Place for the YCS Grand Final. This weekend event selected a single team of the best 30 competitors from the squad to compete against other teams from England, Wales and Ireland. The TCA and GCC head-setters did a great job on both days. Well done to all the competitors for what was a very tiring weekend.



Youth Climbing Series 2019 Round 3

2 March 2019

The Ice Factor in Kinlochleven is somewhat of a trek for those coming from the east (especially Orkney!) but none the less 66 young climbers attended, many making a weekend of it. Unfortunately there was only one competitor in the Youth E Boys category. A last minute change of venue had to be made in the south and the University of Edinburgh kindly came to our rescue. Although short on spectator space, the walls at the venue are excellent to set on and the bouldering and roped rooms are on separate levels. 60 climbers took part on the day.



Youth Climbing Series 2019 Round 2

16 February 2019

The north of Scotland continues to attract more and more competitors with 70 taking part at Transition Extreme in Aberdeen of which 39 were girls. 72 competitors attended the south round at Perth College Climbing wall.



Youth Climbing Series 2019 Round 1

26 January 2019

The first event of the year saw 60 competitors attend the Inverness competition with slightly more girls than boys. This is an encouraging growth in numbers in the north. The south Scotland event at attend Avertical World saw 58 of which 35 were girls.



2018 Competitions

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ClimbScotland FUN Competition Final 2018

17 November 2018 at Transition Extreme, Aberdeen

This year's grass-roots competition was changed from the Scottish Schools Competition and re-badged as the FUN comp to atract more novice climbers to have a go. There were more venues acting as hosts and the Grand Final was held in Aberdeen. The result was more competitors trying it out and over 100 climbers were selected through the qualifying round to attend the final. As well as the St Aloysius Trophies, we also gave trophies to the top teams in several categories. Thanks go to Entre-Prises for their support.



ClimbScotland YCS Speed Competition 2018

29 April at EICA Ratho

On the Sunday after the YCS Grand Final, the ClimbScotland Speed Development Squad ran the first ever speed competition aimed at young climbers from across all nations of the UK and Ireland. Thanks to psychi for their support



Youth Climbing Series 2018 Grand Final

28 April at EICA

The largest climbing competition in the UK and Ireland took place at the largest indoor climbing wall in Europe: EICA Ratho. There were nearly 270 young competitors from eight different teams from the regions of England, and one team from each of Wales, Ireland and Scotland. For the first time since 2009, the Scotland Team gained a podium place.

See the BMC YCS 2018 webpage for more information



YCS Rounds 2018 Report

January and February 2018

This years Scottish YCS saw 142 competitors take part in three rounds in both north Scotland and south Scotland, hosted at six main climbing walls. These rounds acted as a selection for a new Scottish Youth Squad. Now all the squad members come together for a final competition to select a Scottish Team to compete against ten other teams from across the UK and Ireland.



2017 Competitions

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Scottish Schools Climbing Competition Final 2017

18 November 2017 at GCC Glasgow

This year's Grand Final of the SSCC included the competitors in the Primary School category for the first time, so there were more competitors gathering in GCC than ever, making for a packed venue. 85 climbers were selected through the qualifying round and most were able to attend from as far afield as Orkney, Inverness, Perth, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Fort William, Elgin, Aberdeen and Stirling.



Scottish Youth Bouldering Championship 2017

27 May 2017 at TCA Glasgow

This year's championship was the biggest yet with a record number of competitors from England and Wales fighting it out with the Scots! With nearly 170 children booked on to compete, the ClimbScotland competition took over the whole of TCA Glasgow, including their new section specially designed for younger climbers.



Youth Climbing Series 2017

January 2017 - March 2017

The Youth Climbing Series changed format a little in 2017 when we combined the north and south regions into one Scottish Team to compete in the British Final. Over 120 young climbers competed in two rounds in their regions before coming together for a Scottish Final to find out who would make the 30 places on the Scottish Team and get the chance to climb for their country in the final!



Scottish Schools Climbing Competition 2016

Saturday 19 November at GCC

2016 saw the ClimbScotland Team take over the SSCC from Glasgow Climbing Centre. To confuse everyone, we brought the Grand Final just after the Qualifying Round in the autumn. There were additional host venues this year and a record 246 children took part in the qualifiers. This was followed up with 60 young competitors invited to the grand final at Glasgow Climbing Centre.



Youth Climbing Series 2016 British Final

Saturday 23 April 2016 at EICA Ratho

The grand final of the Youth Climbing Series. Over 350 young climbers competed in the British finals at EICA.



Youth Climbing Series 2016 Round Three

Saturday 19 March 2016

The third round and final round of the Youth Climbing Series. Over 100 young climbers competing in their regions to become part of the Scottish Team and get the chance to climb for their country in the final!



Youth Climbing Series 2016 Round Two

Saturday 28 February 2016

The second round of the Youth Climbing Series. Over 100 young climbers competing in their regions to become part of the Scottish Team and get the chance to climb for their country in the final!



Scottish Schools Climbing Competition 2016

Qualifying Round October 2016

The results for the Primary School Competition and the qualifying round of Scotland's biggest climbing competition. 280 young climbers, many of who are entering their first competition!



Youth Climbing Series 2016 Round One

Saturday 6 February 2016

The first round of the Youth Climbing Series. Over 100 young climbers competing in their regions to become part of the Scottish Team and get the chance to climb for their country in the final!



Scottish Youth Climbing and Speed Championships 2015

Saturday 19 September, EICA: Ratho

One of Scotland's biggest gatherings of young climbers this year with over 150 competitors. Running alongside the Mountaineering Scotland Scottish Para Climbing Competition, this year's championships had a great buzz and some brilliant performances from both experienced and new climbers.


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