Lead Climbing League

The Lead Climbing League is a fun and friendly lead climbing competition for climbers of a wide range of ages and abilities.

Introduction

The Lead Climbing League features three rounds of fun and friendly lead climbing within a competition setting. Each round features ten routes, with competitors being given two attempts per route. The Lead Climbing League is an ideal opportunity for keen climbers to get together and test themselves on top-quality routes in a competition setting.

Dates and venues

Round 1 2 3
Date 23/09/2017 21/10/2017 11/11/2017
Venue Dublin Climbing Centre Foyle Arena Awesome Walls Dublin

For 2018 it is expected that two rounds will take place in Dublin and one in Cork.

Times

Registration opens (registration remains open until 16:00) 11:00
Climbing starts 11:30
Climbing finishes 16:30
Results announced 17:00

Entry

  • Entry fees for the competition are accepted on the day of the competition.
  • There is no online entry.
  • Entry fees are as follows:
Mountaineering Ireland member €10 / £9
Non member of Mountaineering Ireland €15 / £14
  • All competitors must fill in a Climbing Competition Registration Form.
  • The form is available at the competition registration desk and for download via the following link: Climbing Competition Registration Form

Format

  • Each competitor will have ten routes to attempt.
  • Routes will be led.
  • Competitors are given two attempts per route.
  • Each route will feature five scoring holds.
  • Ten points will be scored for holding the top hold and clipping the top anchor.
  • Points are awarded on a reducing scale as follows:
Scoring hold Points - Attempt 1 Points - Attempt 2
1 2 1
2 4 3
3 6 5
4 8 7
5 - Top 10 9

Categories

The Lead Climbing League is open to climbers in the following categories.

Competition category Age
Masters Born - 1973 and earlier
Senior Born - 1974 - 2000
Youth A Born - 2001 / 2002
Youth B Born - 2003 / 2004
Youth C Born - 2005 / 2006
Youth D Born - 2007 / 2008

Rules

For full competition rules click on the following link: Rules - 2017 Lead Climbing League

Results

Round 1 - Dublin Climbing Centre

Round 2 - Foyle Arena

Round 3 - Awesome Walls Dublin