They came from far and wide...

Avertical World in Dundee hosted the Youth Climbing Series 2017 Scottish Final, seeing climbers from across the country battle it out to be part of the Scottish Team for the Youth Climbing Series finals at Edinburgh International Climbing Arena on the 29th April.

YCS 2017 boulder

This was the first year of the new format of the competition to select a single Scottish Team to compete at the British final in May. The top placed climbers from two rounds in the two regions, north and south, saw 69 climbers from the all over Scotland battle it out over 6 six hours on a series of boulders and routes that were set by a ClimbScotland setting team headed up by Robert Mackenzie. The grades were hard to reflect the fact it was a Scottish Final and to ensure we separated the climbers to find the top 30 for the team.

The team now compete against teams from England, Wales and Ireland at EICA Ratho on 29 April.

2017 Team

Mike Cunningham, Deputy Manager Tiso in Perth and part time setter at Avertical World,. attended to give out the prizes and said, "Tiso are keen to support youth climbing in Scotland and this is a fantastic event we are really happy to be involed with. It was impressive watching such amazing talent in action".

Full results for the comp can be found below:

The Youth Climbing Series is supported by our cooperate partner Tiso who provided prizes for the podiums. We would like to say a massive thankyou to all the host venues of the Youth Climbing Series this year who are listed below.

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