And the winners are...

Round one of the 2017 ClimbScotland Youth Climbing Series (YCS) took place on Saturday 28 January 2017 at CSE Pleasance Sports Complex (Scotland South) and at Transition Extreme (Scotland North). With almost 125 young climbers taking part, we had a fantastic day of climbing and bouldering. Read on for the full low down on the day's events.

The two regional rounds of the YCS are a great chance for young climbers to have their first go at a competition in a fun environment, testing their bouldering and roped climbing skills against each other. Those who qualified for their regions go on to the Scottish Final and from the results of this, a Scottish team is decided that then go on to represent Scotland at the YCS final held at EICA Ratho on 29 April 2017 against 300 climbers from around the UK!

YCS Round One: Scotland South

67 climbers attend the south round at Edinburgh University's CSE Pleasance Climbing Wall.

The wall is split in to two rooms with a roped section and a boulder room. A slightly later start due to some route setting issues but quickly kicked in to action with everyone getting on to routes. There were many new faces, and it is great to see new people trying out our comps. The atmosphere and vibe the climbers create is lovely to witness. Shouts of support are heard from each corner of the room and new friends are made.

YCS 2017 south

The standard of climbing was excellent and several super finals were needed to decide a winner! Some climbers had only started climbing four weeks ago, so really goes to show this is a comp open to all.

And what about the volunteers. Well it wouldn’t be possible without them. Scott, Avril and Linda did an amazing job (as always) and the belayers and judges were brill. Thank you so much to everyone that helped out!

Round two next and we can’t wait!

Results from the south round 1 can be viewed here:

YCS Round One: Scotland North

53 climbers from across the northern half of Scotland gathered at Transition Extreme in Aberdeen.

I written report will be added in due course.

Results from the north round 1 can be viewed here:

We would like to say a massive thank you to Transition Extreme for hosting a great day.

Find out more about the YCS and book your place in the next round today.

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