Youth Climbing Series

The Youth Climbing Series is an ideal competition for intermediate and experienced young climbers.


The 2019 Youth Climbing Series will feature an exciting new format featuring two route climbing rounds and two bouldering rounds. The Grand Final will be held over two days, one day will feature routes the other day will feature bouldering. The new format promises to give the competitors more climbing, more choice and more fun. 

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 5 - Grand Final
Date 12/01/2019  26/01/2019 2/03/2019 23/3/2019  27 & 28/04/2019
Venue The Dublin Climbing Centre Foyle Arena Awesome Walls Cork Awesome Walls Dublin Sheffield, England - TBC
Format Bouldering Routes Bouldering Routes  Bouldering and Routes
Entry cut off

8/01/2019 at 20:00

22/01/2019 at 20:00

26/02/2019 at 20:00

19/03/2019 at 20:00



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

Competition category Year of birth
Youth A Born - 2002 / 2003
Youth B Born - 2004 / 2005
Youth C Born - 2006 / 2007
Youth D - Top-rope Born - 2008 / 2009
Youth E - Top-rope Born - 2010 / 2011


The rules for the Youth Climbing Series are available via the following link: Rules - Youth Climbing Series - 2019.

A Rough Guide to the Youth Climbing Series is available via the following link: Rough Guide - Youth Climbing Series - 2019.

All competitors must have a completed Mountaineering Ireland - Competition Registration Form. The for is available via the following link: Mountaineering Ireland - Competition Registration Form


Bouldering rounds

  • Round 1 and Round 3 are bouldering rounds.
  • Each competition category will have ten boulder problems to attempt.
  • Competitors can make up to five attempts per boulder problem.
  • Competitors are scored on the number of Tops and Zones they reach and the number of Attempts taken to do so.
  • Each competition group will have two hours to attempt their problems. 
  • The times for each competition group is as follows: 
    • Youth E - 11:00 to 13:00
    • Youth D - 12:00 to 14:00
    • Youth C - 13:00 to 15:00
    • Youth B - 14:00 to 16:00
    • Youth A - 15:00 to 17:00
  • Competitors can attempt boulder problems in any order they choose.

Route rounds

  • Round 2 and Round 4 are route climbing rounds.
  • Each competition category will have five routes to attempt.
  • Competitors can make one attempt per route.
  • Competitors are scored on the number of Holds they Control or Use on the route.
  • Competitors in Youth E and Youth D will top-rope, competitors in Youth C, Youth B and Youth A will lead climb.
  • All competitors can climb from 11:00 to 17:00. 
  • Competitors can attempt routes in any order they choose.

Qualification for Grand-Final

Competitors top three results are counted towards the overall ranking and qualification for the Grand-Final.


  • Competition entries will be accepted via the Eventbrite online booking system by clicking on the links below.
  • The cut off for entry is 8:00 pm on the Tuesday before the competition.
  • There is no entry on the day of the competition.

Eventbrite - Round 3 - 2019 Youth Climbing Series


Eventbrite - Round 4 - 2019 Youth Climbing Series



Round 1

Round 2


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