Hot on the heels of the World Cup being held at EICA, the ClimbScotland Speed Development Squad held a unique first speed competition for young climbers at EICA on Sunday 29 April, the day after the YCS Grand Final. Aimed at the grand finalists, and any other youth ClimbScotland, BMC and Mountaineering Ireland members, it attracted 48 competitors.

speed HThere were two styles of competition. First was a Mini-speed for Youth D & E categories held on “The Tower” Wall using official speed holds specially set for younger climbers but only to a height of 8m. Second was the Classic-speed for Youth A, B & C categories held on the International Standard Speed Wall using the IFSC standard speed auto-belays.

The arena was busy on Sunday and the competition drew a lot of attention for this relatively new (to the UK) discipline of climbing. The Speed Wall at Ratho is the only international standard wall in the UK and so is the only wall that prospective climbing Olympians can train on for the Olympics in Tokyo in 2020.

The ClimbScotland Speed Development Squad has been running regular sessions for six months now. The regulars to the sessions from Scotland clearly had an advantage and took most of the top speed times, but there were many others from across the UK who came close.







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YCS Speed Competition Results

Speed Comp statistics at a glance:

  • Fastest Female in Youth A, B & C: Lexi Dundas 13.3740
  • Fastest Male in Youth A, B & C: Matthew Fall 9.8820
  • Fastest Female in Youth D & E: Ava Gracey Hamilton 6.3700
  • Second Fastest Female in Youth D & E: Valissya May 6.6700
  • Fastest Male in Youth D & E: Lachlan Ross 6.4300
  • Second Fastest Male in Youth D & E: Harry Carrot 6.8900

Full results can be viewed .

Awesome prizes from Psychi were awarded to the fastest in each category and trophies were awarded to the fastest overall.

The ClimbScotland Speed Development Squad is run every Sunday morning at EICA. These sessions are open to any young climber who wishes to have a go, and receive coaching from the squad managers. Join their Facebook group to see what they get up to!

We would like to thank EICA for hosting the competition and a massive thank you to Psychi for generously sponsoring the event.

The next Speed Competition is the Scottish Championships to be held on 15 September at EICA alongside the Scottish Youth Climbing Championships and the ParaClimb Festival.

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