What's New February 2021

LGBT+ History Month

This February has been part of LGBT+ history month which reminded me of a great article on UKC a few years ago. The article, found here, covers some notable LGBT+ climbers from the golden era of British mountaineering in the early to mid twentieth century. It then goes on to look at the role of LGBT+ climbing clubs and share the experience some LGBT+ climbers have had with the climbing community. If any LGBT+ climbers would be keen to share their experiences then we would love to do an interview as part of the ScotRock Podcast (contact details can be found at the bottom of the page).

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Competitions 2021 Update

Covid-19 has meant few competitions have been able to go ahead, most of our competitions in 2020 were cancelled. The situation is looking better going into 2021 but the unpredictable nature of the virus makes planning any large scale events difficult. We have decided that our national competitions (SYCC/SYBC/SLCC/Para) will not run in Spring 2021 as they were planned to. The YCS was scheduled to take place in Autumn of 2021 and we are provisionally hoping this will take place, however, we cannot be certain of that at this stage. The ClimbScotland Fun Comp's will not run in Spring 2021, however, as the format is self-scoring we may run these later in 2021. A full update on comps can be found here.

RealRock 2021

Despite the impact on climbing competitions in 2020, we did manage to have make the most of the good weather and run a reasonably full RealRock programme. We've provisionally opened bookings for RealRock 2021 and have a range of dates available over summer, obviously these will depend on covid-19 circumstances at the time of the session. We've restructured the RealRock programme so we can now offer sessions for a wider range of experience levels. From indoor climbers who want to take their first steps outdoors on rope or boulder with Progression sessions, to those who want to Learn to Lead on Sport or Learn to Lead on Trad. You can see full information on the session content and provisional dates on this page.

If you have any news or stories you would like us to share, just drop us an email at info@climbscotland.net

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