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

Dates and venues

Round 1

Bouldering

2

Routes

3

Bouldering

4

Routes

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Date

18/09/2021 02/10/2021 23/10/2021 06/11/2021

Venue

Boulder World Belfast University of Limerick Dublin Climbing Centre Foyle Arena
Entry Opens

Tuesday
31/08/2021
8:00pm

Tuesday
14/09/2021
8:00pm

Tuesday
05/10/2021
8:00pm

Tuesday
19/10/2021
8:00pm

Standard entry cut-off

Tuesday
14/09/2021
8:00pm

Tuesday
28/09/2021
8:00pm

Tuesday
19/10/2021
8:00pm

Tuesday
02/11/2021
8:00pm

Late entry cut-off

Thursday
16/09/2121
8:00pm

Thursday
30/09/2021
8:00pm

Thursday
21/10/2021
8:00pm

Thursday
04/11/2021
8:00pm

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Entry

  • Entry is only accepted online.
  • Entry will open two weeks before the standard cut off date.
  • The cut off for the Standard entry is 8:00pm on the Tuesday before the competition.
  • The cut off for the Late entry is 8:00pm on the Thursday before the competition.
  • No entries are accepted after 8:00 pm on the Thursday before the competition.
  • No entries are accepted on the day of the competition.

Entry Fees

Standard entry Member of Mountaineering Ireland €15.00
Non-member of Mountaineering Ireland €25.00
Late entry €35.00

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Individual youth membership is available for just €12.50!

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Categories

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

Competition category Year of birth
Youth A Born - 2004 / 2005
Youth B Born - 2006 / 2007
Youth C Born - 2008 / 2009
Youth D - Top-rope Born - 2010 / 2011
Youth E - Top-rope Born - 2012 / 2013

Rules

The rules for the Youth Climbing Series are available via the following link: Rules - Youth Climbing Series - 2021

A COVID-19 Addendum to the standard YCS Rules is also available: YCS COVID-19 Addendum

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

Format - Bouldering rounds

  • Round 1 and Round 3 are bouldering rounds.
  • Each competition category will have eight 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.
  • Competitors can attempt boulder problems in any order they choose.

Format - Route rounds

  • Round 2 and Round 4 are route climbing rounds.
  • Each competition category will have four 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.
  • Competitors can attempt routes in any order they choose.

Schedule

  Registration Opens Briefing Climbing Starts Climbing Finishes Results Cut-Off Provisional Results Published Appeals Close Final Results Published
Youth E 09:00 09:45 10:00 12:00 12:15 12:30 12:45 13:00
Youth D 10:00 10:45 11:00 13:00 13:15 13:30 13:45 14:00
Youth C 12:00 12:45 13:00 15:00 15:15 15:30 15:45 16:00
Youth B 14:00 14:45 15:00 17:00 17:15 17:30 17:45 18:00
Youth A 15:00 15:45 16:00 18:00 18:15 18:30 18:45 19:00

The competition schedule is subject to change on the day of the competition.

Qualification for Grand-Final

The top three ranked climbers in each competition category will be invited to compete in the Grand-Final.

Results

Round 1

Round 2

Round 3

Round 4

Overall results

 

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