SLCC 2022: The National LEAD and SPEED Competition for Adults

The competition will be held on Sunday 5 June 2022 at EICA: Ratho near Edinburgh

The SLCC was trialled in 2019 and was a great sucess, but the pandemic meant we have missed a few years. This years competition will continue to use the same format. As a result, the competition is less formal than a major championship, and although it might be more fun, we know it won't be less competitive. There are two levels to choose from (Easy or Hard) and it is open to any climber of eligible age, regardless of country of residence, who can lead climb. Please book your place


More information

  • (The comp follows the GB Competition Rules apart from the Qualifing round)

  • How does it work?

    The Lead Event

    • Book your Entry: make a booking through the Members Portal (see below) and chose which level of difficulty you wish to compete at: Easy or Hard
    • At EICA: Pay your usual entry fee
    • Register: find the ClimbScotland desk in EICA Arena on the competition day anytime during the qualification period and register and pick up your score card
    • Qualification Round: This is a 4 hour slot for competitors to drop-in and try 2 qualification routes. You will need a climbing partner to belay you and you will self-score, which means competitors will be able to watch each other climb.
    • Final Round: The top ranked climbers in each category will then be invited to compete on a Final Route. This will be on-sight from isolation and judged by our national judges.

    The Speed Event

    • The Speed Wall is available on a drop-in basis during the qualification period for you to have a practice go
    • Then make two timed attempts as your qualifier
    • The top 8 climbers from the qualifier in each age category will go to a final

    Competition Categories


    • Easy: you need to be competent leading mimimum F6b
    • Hard: you need to be competent leading minimum F7a

    Age and Gender:

    • Male and Female climbers will compete separately.

    There are two age catergories which are based on your year of birth as follows:
    • Seniors - (18-44 years) Born between 1978 and 2004 (inclusive)
    • Veterans - (45 years and older) Born 1977 or earlier

    How much does it cost?

    Entry to the competition for Mountaineering Scotland Members and Non-Members alike is £20 per person (includes both the Lead and Speed events). Remember: you must pay your normal wall entry to EICA on the day.

    How do I enter?

    Book and pay quickly and easily online via the Mountaineering Scotland web portal
    • Existing members who are first time users of the portal will need to set up their login via the 'first time access' tab and follow on-screen instructions.
    • You need to log-in via your membership log-in to book their place, if you do not know or remember your log-in details, contact us on to get them.
    • Non-members will need to log in to the portal via the 'join us' option, enter their details and follow on-screen instructions. You will not be required to actually join Mountaineering Scotland at this point. Then go straight into the 'events & courses' tab at the top of the page. Select the SLCC event and procede to the checkout and pay.
    • Non-members will automatically be signed up as 'subscribers' (free) and will recieve our e-newsletter in future. You can find out more about what you get as a Full Mountaineering Scotland member.

    When does it start?

    Registration is at 9am with qualifying climbing starting from 10am and closing at 2pm.

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