Irish Bouldering League

It's the longest continually running climbing competition in the World and it's better than ever for the 2018/2019 season.

The big change to the Irish Bouldering League for this season is that each round of the competition will last for a much longer length of time. The first day of each round is the still the big 'launch' day of each round and will feature extra events and spot prizes courtesy of Rab. Each round will then continue on for two weeks. This will allow competitors to come back and attempt problems and also to facilitate people who just cannot make it on the Saturday. Due to popular demand the 'Bonus' hold and unlimited attempts are back in again for this season. Competitors can now also get an 'All Season Pass' for the Irish Bouldering League. For €20 you will get scorecards to all five rounds and a limited edition Irish Bouldering League t-shirt! The Irish Bouldering League continues to be supported by Rab. Rab will provide spot prizes which will be given out to competitors on the first day of each round and overall league prizes to the top three competitors in each competition category.

Venues & Dates

The venues, start date and finish date for each of the rounds is as follows: 

Round Venue Start date Finish date
1 Awesome Walls Dublin Saturday 29th September Sunday 14th October
2 Suas Climbing Centre Saturday 3rd November Sunday 18th November
3 Awesome Walls Cork Saturday 1st December  Sunday 16th December 
4 Gravity Climbing Centre  Saturday 19th January  Sunday 3rd February
5 The Dublin Climbing Centre  Saturday 23rd February  Sunday 10th March


Entry to individual rounds

Scorecards for each round of the Irish Bouldering League costs just €5. You will also need to pay the normal entry fee to the hosting climbing wall if you are not already a member. 

Scoring Format

Each boulder problem will have marked starting hand holds, a Bonus hold and a Top hold. Here's the scoring format:

Top on 1st attempt 10 points
Top on 2nd attempt 7 points
Top on 3rd attempt 4 points
Top on any attempt after 2 points
Bonus hold 1 point

Competition Categories

Each competition category will have twenty problems to attempt. The competition categories are based on age and gender. The competition categories are as follows: 

Masters Male Over 45 years age
Masters Female Over 45 years age
Senior Male A  Over 18 years of age
Senior Female A  Over 18 years of age
Senior Male B  Over 18 years of age
Male Youth 1 Over 16 years of age
Female Youth 1 Over 16 years of age
Male Youth 2 Over 14 years of age
Female Youth 2 Over 14 years of age


For the full rules please click on the following link: Rules - 2018-2019 Irish Bouldering League.


Round 1

Round 2

Round 3

Round 4

Round 5

Overall League After Round 4

Overall League After Round 5


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