Selection Weekend Report

On Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th March ClimbScotland ran the Youth Climbing Series YCS Team Selection weekend at two different climbing venues based in Glasgow. This saw climbers who had qualified for the Scottish Squad through the north and south regional rounds, battle it out for their spot on the Scottish Team who will go forward to the Youth Climbing Series Grand Final in Sheffield at the end of April.

On Saturday 66 youth competitors descended on The Climbing Academy, Newsroom which is one of the biggest bouldering facilities in Scotland, for the first day of competition. Each age category had to attempt 10 boulder problems ranging in difficulty in a scramble format. Five attempts were allowed per problem and a 3 hour window was provided to attempt all 10 problems.

Sunday seen youth competitors head along the road to The Glasgow Climbing Centre for the roped climbing stage of the competition. Here competitors had 2 routes per age category to attempt in the morning, which then moved into an exciting action packed final in afternoon. Video of the finals can be found on the ClimbScotland Facebook page.

Congratulations to all competitors and also a massive thank you to:

  • Our Competition Coordinators
  • Volunteer Judges and Belayers
  • Route setting Teams
  • All host walls throughout the series

A special farewell to Matthew Fall and Angus Robb, as this was their last year competing in the Youth Climbing Series.

Thank you also goes to our Series sponsors Edelrid and Red Chili for providing prizes.

If you have any questions or if you would like to be involved the Youth Climbing Series, then please get in touch at

To find out more about the Youth Climbing Series click here

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