Scottish Lead Climbing Competition (SLCC)

This is a new competition (2019) set up for adult climbers (18yr+) in Scotland to compete in a Lead and Speed event. It is very much a fun event for climbers who would like to try a climbing competition but without the attendant stress, but the difficulty of the routes reflects the standards expected of senior competitions (such as the BLCC). It is a lead-only competition (no top-roping or bouldering) and has an 'Easy' and a 'Hard' difficulty option in each age category. It is open to any eligible climber from anywhere in the world and including paraclimbers (although there is no separate paraclimb category).

The competition is designed to allow participants to take part in a somewhat laid-back qualifying round, where the competitors belay and score eachother on a trust basis on 2 (or perhaps 3) qualifying routes in a 4 hour period. Competitors need to bring their own mates to belay and score them (briefing on the rules and scoring is held beforehand). The ranked results after the qualifying round identfy the top 5 in each category to go through to a more formal Final. This is done on a single route, on-sight from isolation with formal belayers and judges.

The competition is held on the sunday after the youth Championships.Full details on the SLCC page.

Scottish National Bouldering League (SNBL)

The SNBL is a series of 6 competitions spread across the country at 6 climbing wall host venues; each SNBL event is part of the host wall's winter bouldering series and so runs from October to March. The competitor's 4 highest scored results are ranked to find the podium winners in each category. The categories are Junior, Senior and Veteran; male and female. Similar to the SLCC, the events are all self-scored. The SNBL event is free to enter, competitors simply pay the host wall's usual competition entry fee and then opt to have their scores included for SNBL. The League is a great way to test your climbing skills against the wall-locals' from across Scotland and see who is the best boulderer in the land!

Each wall has a different standard of boulder and grade difficulty, with different styles and so it is best to do as many of the comps as possible to get your ranking scores up. The competitors with the most ranking points in each category after all the rounds are finished has won. Full details on the SNBL page.

ParaClimb Scotland

The ParaClimb event is a festival of para climbing and includes a scored competition as well as a come-and-try-it option. There are three routes and three boulders to climb in a 4 hour period. The event attracts paraclimbers from across the UK, but with the come-and-try-it ption, you dont need to be a climber to have a go: we can supply all the necessary equipment. Full details on the ParaClimb page.

  • The ParaClimb Competition comprises a single round, with no final.
  • Those undertaking the come-and-try-it option will be given score-cards and the option to be included in the compettion at the end if they wish.
  • It uses the international (IFSC) paraclimbing categories along with an 'Open' category of three additional disabilities.
  • There are both routes and boulders.
  • All the routes are top-roped but the boulders are not (althoguh competitors can opt to be top-roped if they wish).

Para Speed

The Scottish Para Speed 2019 was a first in the UK. Using the only specially designed International Standard Speed Wall at Edinburgh International Climbing Arena (EICA) at Ratho. Comprising two identical paralell routes, two climbers make their way up the wall as quickly as they can, timed against eachother, with the winner gaining the fastest time. The paraclimbers compete at the same time as the Senior (SLCC) speed climbers.

For those paraclimbers resident in Scotland, who wish to try speed climbing on a more regular basis, join the Scottish Speed Development Squad at EICA who train every sunday at EICA.

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