Round 1 of the 2017 SSCC finished on 31st October after nearly 6 weeks. The scores have been counted and the results are in.

There were 13 host climbing walls this year with the best spread across Scotland since the competition began. Alongside the regular main walls in Dundee, Aberdeen, Stirling and Glasgow we had Perth College Climbing Centre, Edinburgh International Climbing Arena and Bield Scout Hall in Paisley, which attracted over 100 kids to have a go at the comp. Top effort!

Competitors could opt for either top-rope or lead categories and a total of 324 children (over 70 more than last year!)from Primary year 4 to Secondary year 6 took part and submitted their scores on-line on the ClimbScotland website. Between them they accounted for over 100 schools, which is a record number so far for the SSCC. Although many schools had only one competitor it is certainly a great start to encourage more climbing through schools across Scotland.

What happens next?

The results from the Qualifying Round can be found below. The top 5 in each category will receive an invite to book their place at the Grand Final at Glasgow Climbing Centre on Saturday 18 November. There is a small charge of £5 per competitor for the final. Could you all please look at your scores in the results and make sure that they are the same as those indicated on your score cards. You have 48 hours to make an appeal if you feel the scores are incorrect. Please see Item 13 of the ‘Rules’ on the Scottish Schools Competition page. The appeal must be made in writing to the Chief Judge as follows: Please send any appeal to Kevin Howett: or post to: Mountaineering Scotland, The Granary, West Mill Street, Perth PH1 5QP. Please include eveidence of your score from your score card.

Full results and Finalists list here:

SSCC is supported by Entre-prise, Glasgow Climbing Centre and St Aloysius School. Thanks go to all 13 climbing walls who took part and set the SSCC routes for the children to try:

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