Youth Climbing Series

The Youth Climbing Series is an ideal competition for intermediate and experienced young climbers. It is a key competition in the pathway for young competition climbers.

Introduction

The Youth Climbing Series features three rounds organised by Mountaineering Ireland and a fourth round, the Grand Final organised by the British Mountaineering Council.

Each round of the Youth Climbing Series features three boulder problems and three routes.

The Youth Climbing Series is a key competition in the development pathway for young climbers. Many young climbers target their training and practice at the Youth Climbing Series in order to qualify for the Grand Final.

Even more inspiring than the level of climbing on display at the Youth Climbing Series is the level of camaraderie between the competitors. 

Dates and venues

Round 1 2 3 4
Date 20/01/2017   10/02/2017 10/03/2017 28/04/2018
Venue Awesome Walls Dublin Awesome Walls Cork Dublin Climbing Centre EICA Ratho

Times

Registration opens (registration closes at 11:30) 10:00
Climbing starts 11:30
Climbing finishes 16:30
Results announced 17:00

Entry

  • Competition entries are accepted via the Eventbrite online booking system.
  • The cut off for entries is 8:00 pm on the Tuesday prior to the competition.
  • There is no entry on the day of the competition.

To enter the Youth Climbing Series please use the Eventbrite online booking system via the links below:

  • Round 1

    Eventbrite - 2018 Youth Climbing Series - Round 1

    Round 2

    Eventbrite - 2018 Youth Climbing Series - Round 2

  • Round 3

    Eventbrite - 2018 Youth Climbing Series - Round 3

Format

  • The Youth Climbing Series comprise of three regional rounds (organised by Mountaineering Ireland) and a Grand-Final Round (organised by the British Mountaineering Council).
  • Each comprises of three boulder problems and three routes for each competitor.  
  • Each competitor is given three attempts on each boulder problem.
  • Each competitor is given one attempt on each route.
  • Competitors in Youth A, Youth B and Youth C lead the routes. Competitors in Youth D and Youth E top-rope the routes.

Categories

The Youth Climbing Series is open to climbers in the following categories.

Competition category Year of birth
Youth A Born - 2001 / 2002
Youth B Born - 2003 / 2004
Youth C Born - 2005 / 2006
Youth D Born - 2007 / 2008
Youth E Born - 2009 / 2010

Rules

For full competition rules click on the following link: 2018 Youth Climbing Series - Full rules available soon

Results

Round 1 - Awesome Walls Dublin

Round 2 - Awesome Walls Cork

Round 3 - Dublin Climbing Centre

Round 4 - Grand Final - EICA Ratho