The results are here...

The Final of the Scottish Schools Climbing Competition took place on Saturday 19 November 2016 at Glasgow Climbing Centre. 246 climbers across the country took part in the Qualifying rounds at Glasgow Climbing Centre, Alien Rock, Avertical World, The Peak, Transition Extreme, Pickaquoy, Spireroxx, Gairloch, Three Wise Monkeys and Inverness Leisure, with around 60 young climbers being invited to the final!

The Primary School Categories have already been decided with the following schools producing winners: Dingwall Primary, Dunblane Primary, Uphall Primary, Dean Park Primary, Cross Arthurlie Primary and Hermitage Primary

Ready for action

The Grand Final

It was a great turnout at Glasgow Climbing Centre for the 2016 Scottish Schools Competition final, with many climbers who would be taking part in the finals for the first time.

Climbing got under way after a warm up run by head route setter and Regional Development Officer Robert Mackenzie.

The climbers moved onto their first route of the day. The climbers would get to attempt two routes, trying to score as many points as possible, to qualify for the final route.

Moving onto the second route, the route setters had an even more challenging set of routes ready for the climbers to try.

The Final Route

Big broon wall
After a short time out for lunch, with many eating in the lovely Balcony Cafe upstairs in the Glasgow Climbing Centre, it was time for the Final Route.

All the climbers headed downstairs into the bouldering room for isolation, to ensure that every climber would have the same chance on the final route with each climber getting an "onsight" attempt. The climbers were then called up to try their route with no knowledge on how the person before them had faired, trying their hardest to get as high as they could, trying to become the Scottish Schools Champion! The standard of climbing was excellent from all across Scotland!

Click to check out the final results!

Photos and videos of the event can be found on our Facebook

A big thanks goes out to Glasgow Climbing Centre for hosting the competition again this year and Entreprises for supplyng the prizes!

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