Round 1 of the 2016 SSCC finished on 31st October after nearly 6 weeks. The scores have been counted and the results are in.

There were 10 host climbing walls this year with the best spread across Scotland since the competition began.Alongside the regular main walls in Dundee, Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Stirling and Glasgow we had Gairloch in the North West, Pickaquoy on Orkney, Three Wise Monkeys in Fort William and Spireroxx in Elgin. Glasgow attracted the largest number of competitors (72) but Elgin, Aberdeen and Orkney were all very close seconds and did a great job of inspiring their local schools to get involved.

Competitors could opt for either top-rope or lead categories and a total of 246 children from Primary year 4 to Secondary year 6 took part and submitted their scores on-line on the ClimbScotland website. Between them they accounted for over 100 schools, which is a record number so far for the SSCC. Although many schools had only one competitor it is certainly a great start to encourage more climbing through schools across Scotland.

The Primary School Winners:

There is no final for the primary school competitors and the results from Round 1 determine the winners. There were several score-draws and so we have nine winners this year. We would like to congratulate the following climbers in the Primary School category who will be receiving their SSCC trophies by post:


Charlotte Reynolds (Dingwall Primary) Victoria Reynolds (Dingwall Primary) Erin Partridge (Dunblane Primary) Ava Gracie Hamilton (Kilbarchan Primary)


Lachlan Ross (Uphall Primary)


Ella Flockhart (Dean Park Primary) Emma Heslop (Portlethen Primary)


Jamie Cross (Cross Arthurlie Primary) Luke Van Impe (Hermitage Primary)

The Grand Final:

Round 1 acts as a qualifying round for a Grand Final for the climbers from secondary schools. The top five in each category are invited to the final on November 19th at Glasgow Climbing Centre. You can see the results posted on this page and there are 58 finalists. It will be a great day at GCC and we hope to see you all there.

Full results and Finalists list here:

SSCC is supported by Entre-prise, Glasgow Climbing Centre and St Aloysius School. Thanks go to all 10 climbing walls who took part and set the SSCC routes for the children to try: • Pickaquoy Leisure Centre, OrkneyGlasgow Climbing CentreAlien Rock, EdinburghThe Peak, StirlingAvertical World, DundeeInverness LeisureSpireroxx, ElginGairloch LeisureThree Wise Monkeys, Fort WilliamTransition Extreme

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