What a Day!

On Saturday 15th September, Edinburgh International Climbing Arena hosted the Scottish Youth Climbing Championships, Scottish Youth Speed Climbing Championships and Paraclimbing Festival. This saw climbers from across the the whole of the UK battle it out and test themselves against the awesome routes as well as the other climbers at the world's biggest climbing arena.

This year Scottish Youth Climbing Championships had 158 climbers taking part. Each category had three routes to climb, which put their skills to the test.

There was a great vibe throughout the comp with lots of cheering and gasps from the crowd and other climbers.

The biggest reactions were at the speed climbing comps though. This was seen at the minispeed and main speed wall throughout the day, creating a real buzz.

The results for both comps can be viewed here:

Paraclimbing Festival results can be viewed on this link to the Mountaineering Scotland website.
Thank you to Tiso for providing prizes for the event.

A massive thank you to all the volunteers on the day who assisted with judging and belaying.

Hats off to the route setting team for a great job creating fantastic routes.

Well done to our Competition Coordinators who ran the comp and wrapped the day up with three minutes to spare! Another massive thank you to Edinburgh International Climbing Arena and its team for hosting and supporting the event. Two days of stripping routes and three days of setting routes all happened to make this event possible.

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