Irish Bouldering League

The Irish Bouldering League is a fun and friendly climbing competition for climbers of a wide range of ages and abilities.


The 2017/2018 season is the twenty-fifth anniversary of the the Irish Bouldering League, reputedly making it the longest continually running bouldering competition in the world!

The Irish Bouldering League attracts climbers from a wide range of ages and abilities. From young to old and novice to expert the Irish Bouldering League provides a fun and challenging day out.

Senior, Senior B and Masters climbers compete on the Saturday. While the Senior category is for high level climbers, the Senior B category is an ideal category for novice climber to get involved in the Irish Bouldering League.

Sunday is the turn of the younger climbers, with categories for Youth A, Youth B, Youth C and Youth D.

Dates and venues

Rounds 1 2 3 4
Date - Senior & Masters 07/10/2017 18/11/2017 09/12/2017 13/01/2018 
Date - Youth 08/10/2017 19/11/2017 10/12/2017 14/01/2018
Venue Gravity Boulder World  Suas Climbing Centre  Dublin Climbing Centre


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


  • Competition entries 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.


  • Each competitor will have twenty boulder problems to attempt.
  • Competitors have three attempts per boulder problem.
  • Competitors score points for 'Controlling' the 'Top' hold.
  • Points are awarded on a reducing scale as follows
Attempt Points
1 10
2 7
3 4


The Irish Bouldering League is open to male and female climbers in the following categories.

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


For full competition rules click on the following link: Rules - 2017/2018 Irish Bouldering League


Round 1 - Senior - Gravity Climbing Centre

Round 1 - Youth - Gravity Climbing Centre

Round 2 - Senior - Boulder World Belfast

Round 2 - Youth - Boulder World Belfast

Round 3 - Suas Climbing Centre

Round 4 - Dublin Climbing Centre