Scottish climbing walls supporting the next generation of climbers...

Mountaineering Scotland arranges support for the talented young climbers identified through the Youth Climbing Series competitions to gain access to train and climb for free, or at reduced price, at Scottish climbing walls. The Scottish Youth Squad, YCS Team and Scottish-based GB Development Squad members are offered this opportunity through the Climbing Walls Support Programme each year. This vital support helps them gain more experience and training opportunities to help them hone their skills and compete in the Scottish national and British competitions.

Conditions of access

  • There is no charge for parents/guardians who are belaying their children but they must pay the normal entry fee if they wish to climb themselves
  • All Squad and Team members will have to pay the appropriate entry fee to any of the walls’ competitions – see the individual wall for full details
  • All Squad and Team members must be supervised by a responsible adult to ensure their behaviour is exemplary
  • All Squad and Team members and accompanying adults are representing Mountaineering Scotland and are requested to conduct themselves in accordance with the ClimbScotland Code of Conduct (available from the website). Notifications of bad behaviour to Mountaineering Scotland will be investigated fairly and if behaviour contrary to this code is found to have occurred expulsion from the Squad or Team may be an option
  • All Squad and Team members must wear their kit when attending the wall or they may not be allowed access
  • GB Squad members must wear GB kit when attending the wall or they may not be allowed access

Details of access

Different walls operate different access procedures:
  • Some walls will ask for verification of identity. Eligible climbers are issued with a Mountaineering Scotland squad/team membership card which must be shown on arrival at the wall
  • Some local walls require squad/team members to be resident in a specific council region. Other walls operate a specific access scheme. The squad/team member must contact the wall to confirm their full address details to make arrangements for access
  • Where no specific arrangements are required, the wall reception should be notified on arrival with the climber's name checked against the Mountaineering Scotland official lists
  • Squad/Team members must be wearing their Squad or Team strip/hoodies at all times

Participating climbing walls 2018




Alien Rock & Alien Bloc Roped and Bouldering (new): Regional Level 1 Hub Old St Andrews Church, 8 Pier Place, Newhaven,Edinburgh EH6 4LP 0131 552 7211 Website Facebook
Avertical World Roped and Bouldering: Regional Level 2 Hub 7 Blinshall Street, Dundee DD1 5DF 01382 201 901 Website
Eden Rock (new) Bouldering: National Level 3 Performance Hub Edgefield Road, Industrial Estate, Loanhead EH20 9TB 0131 285 6044 Website Facebook
EICA Ratho Roped and Bouldering: National Level 3 Hub South Platt Hill, Newbridge, Edinburgh EH28 8AA 0131 333 6321 Website Facebook Route-setters
Glasgow Climbing Centre (GCC) Roped and Bouldering: Regional Level 2 Hub Ibrox Church, 534 Paisley Road West, Glasgow G51 1RN 0141 427 9550 Website Facebook
Glenmore Lodge Roped: Small Wall Glenmore Lodge, National Training Centre, Aviemore PH22 1QU 01479 861 256 Website Facebook
Inverness Leisure Centre Roped and Bouldering: Regional Level 1 Hub Highlife Highland, Bught Lane, Inverness IV3 5SS 01463 667 500 Website
The Ice Factor Roped and Bouldering: Regional Level 2 Hub and National Ice Wall Leven Road, Kinlochleven PH50 4SF 01855 831 100 Website
Perth College Climbing Wall Roped and Bouldering: Regional Level 1 Hub UHI Perth College, Crieff Road, Perth PH1 2NX 01738 877 634 Website Facebook
Picaquoy Leisure Centre Roped and Bouldering: Small Wall Muddisdale Road, Kirkwall, Orkney KW15 1LR 01856 879 900 Website
The Climbing Academy (TCA) Bouldering: National Level 3 Bouldering Hub Portman Street, Glasgow G41 1EJ 0141 429 6331 Website Facebook
The Peak Roped: Small Wall Stirling Sports Village, Forthside Way, Stirling FK8 1QZ 01786 273 555 Website Facebook
Transition Extreme Roped and Bouldering: Regional Level 2 Hub Links Road, Queens Links, Aberdeen AB24 5NN 01224 626 279 Website Facebook

Further information for parents & climbers

To find out where the climbing walls are situated go to 'Find an indoor wall'.

Further information for climbing walls

If any climbing wall in Scotland would like to participate in the programme, please contact the Sports Development Officer. We review the programme every year just after the Youth Climbing Series rounds are completed and the Scottish Squad is selected. For more information about Mountaineering Scotland's Climbing Wall Strategy see the 'Indoor Climbing' pages.

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