ClimbScotland are pleased to announce our competition schedule for 2024!

ClimbScotland Fun Climbing Competition

  • Qualifying – Saturday 20 January 2024 to Friday 1 March 2024
  • Finals (Invitation only) – 23 March 2024 EICA:Ratho

Scottish Youth Bouldering Championship (SYBC)

  • Saturday 27 April 2024 at Eden Rock, Edinburgh

Scottish Youth Climbing Championships (SYCC)
Scottish Youth Speed Climbing Championships(SYSC)

  • Saturday 1 June 2024 EICA:Ratho

Youth Climbing Series (YCS)

  • Saturday 14 Sept 2024 – Round 1 – Venue: TBC
  • Saturday 28 Sept 2024 – Round 2 – Venue: TBC
  • Saturday 19 October 2024 – Round 3 – Venue: TBC
  • Saturday 2 November 2024 – Round 4 – Venue: TBC
  • Saturday 23-24 November 2024 – YCS Grand Final (Invitation Only) – Venue: TBC

Changes to the 4 Nation Series – Update

We were disappointed to receive notification from BMC that they will not be running the English and Welsh Cup (Boulder and Lead) rounds in 2024. We appreciate that this will come as a disappointment to competitors who looking forward to these competitions and have no doubt already planned around taking part in these events.

Read the BMC 2024 competition update here.

We want to provide reassurance to competitors that it we are proceeding as planned in Scotland with our Scottish Youth Bouldering Championships and Scottish Youth Climbing Championships in 2024.

We appreciate that there will be questions from the community in relation to this change and have therefor provided the following Q&A to provide answers and insight into the changes and what this will mean moving forward.

Q. When were Mountaineering Scotland told about this change?

A. We were advised verbally on the 14th December 2023 by BMC that the English and Welsh cup rounds were going to be cancelled. It was requested that this information remain confidential until an official BMC update had been published.

Q. What will happen with 2025 selection/scoring?

A. This will be reviewed in the new year to ensure that the changes are taken into consideration and incorporated into our 2025 selection documents for our squads.

Q. These changes will mean that competitors will have less ‘time on task’ in gaining competition experience at the relevant level, supporting their development and progression. What are we going to do to address this?

A. We recognise this gap and will discuss this as a team, and with BMC/MI, in the new year to see what can be done to address this and options to create other opportunities. Please be aware that the team has worked hard to develop and publish our squad programme for 2024, utilising our available budget and resources. So, to deliver anything beyond this, would be challenging and requires further discussion, which given the time frames, we haven’t had the opportunity to do.

Any questions?

If anyone has any questions in relation to our competitions please feel free to get in touch with us via email at .

If you have any questions in relation to the BMC announcement and changes to competitions, please contact them directly.