What is happening with ClimbScotland Events?

The Mountaineering Scotland and ClimbScotland Teams have had to make some tough calls recently with the coronavirus pandemic. Here is an update on where we stand currently in relation to our events and activities.

What has been cancelled:

Date Description Status
12 Sept Scottish Youth Climbing Championships and Scottish Youth Speed Climbing Championships Cancelled
13 Sept Scottish Lead Climbing Competition Cancelled
13 Sept Paraclimb Scotland Event Cancelled
All Academy Events Cancelled
All RealRock Active

Youth Climbing Series Grand Final 2020

The British Mountaineering Council, ClimbScotland and Mountaineering Ireland met on Friday 5 June to discuss the forthcoming YCS Grand Final 2020. We discussed the complex logistical arrangements associated with the YCS and the continuing uncertainty regarding social distancing and the opening up of large-scale indoor events and, with a heavy heart, we have concluded that in the current climate it will not be possible to run the 2020 Grand Final. All three councils have made this decision unanimously.

We understand that many competitors will be disappointed with this decision, but we feel the health and well-being of all our competitors, volunteers and everyone involved with this competition – including the people they go home to - must be our priority.

Planning for YCS 2021 is currently underway and the three councils will be meeting each month to discuss new developments and ensure we are able to run competitions safely.

Does this mean that no competitions will take place in 2020?

No, we are monitoring the situation on a weekly basis and we hope to return to competitive activities as soon as it is safe to do so. With regards to our remaining BMC National events in September and October, we are doing our best to work within Government guidelines and will do our best to make the decision regarding these events in a timely manner.

What happens to Regional Winners?

Regional winners in England and Wales: We are discussing with our AYCS how this might best be facilitated. All regional medals were delivered to the final regional venue and until climbing walls reopen, details on how medals will be presented won’t be known.

Ireland: Round 4 has been rescheduled to take place on Saturday 26th of September at the Dublin Climbing Centre. For more information and to enter online please go to: https://www.mountaineering.ie/climbing/competitionclimbing/youthclimbingseries/. The overall results will be announced, and the medals and prizes will be presented.

Scotland: The Regional Rounds had completed before the Covid lock-down but we were unable to hold the YCS Team Selection event. As this event is no longer required, we will discuss how best to recognise the winners with the Competition Coordinators and the ClimbScotland Team. We will also investigate if it is possible to hold further events later in the year adhering to the Scottish Government’s social distancing at indoor events and in consultation with the Scottish Climbing Walls Network.

The BMC, ClimbScotland and Mountaineering Ireland, would like to thanks all YCS competitors, Parents, Volunteers and host venues for their continued support during the 2020 series and we look forward to seeing you again in 2021.

What will happen with the Scottish Squad?

The top performers in the North and the South regions make up the squad. All the squad members will receive recognition of their achievement with trophies and squad hoodies when we are able to organise it.

BMC Competitions

Many of the BMC's competitions have been cancelled during this time too. For more information on this, please see here. BMC Comps

Are there any events happening in 2020 then?

The team will continue to monitor the situation and are looking at what we can offer members around this, for both our indoor and outdoor activities. We are keen to get back to the crags, boulder venues and indoor walls as soon as it is safe to do so and see you all again. We are going to be working closely too with the BMC, Mountaineering Ireland and the ABC to look at the best way to return to our sport safely.

We are happy to hear any ideas or suggestions you might have, so please feel free to get in touch with us.

If you have any questions please get in touch with us at: info@climbscotland.net

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