Introduction 

The Youth Climbing Series is an ideal competition for intermediate and experienced young climbers. It is a key competition in the development pathway for young climbers with many young climbers targeting their training and practice towards 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 25/01/2020 08/02/2020 07/03/2020 21/3/2020  25 & 26/04/2020
Venue Awesome Walls Cork The Dublin Climbing Centre Boulder World Belfast Awesome Walls Dublin Sheffield, England - TBC
Format Bouldering Routes Bouldering Routes  Bouldering and Routes
Standard entry cut-off

Tuesday

21/01/2020

8:00 pm

Tuesday

04/02/2020

8:00 pm

Tuesday

03/03/2020

8:00 pm

Tuesday

17/03/2020

8:00 pm

N/A
Late entry cut-off

 Thursday

23/01/2020

8:00 pm

Thursday

06/02/2020

8:00 pm

Thursday

05/03/2020

8:00 pm

Thursday

19/03/2020

8:00 pm

N/A 

Entry

  • Entry is only accepted online.
  • The cut off for the Standard entry is the Tuesday before the competition.
  • The cut off for the Late entry is 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.
  • To enter any of the rounds please click on any of the links below:

Round 1 - Click here to enter Round 1

Round 2 - Click here to enter Round 2

Round 3 - Click here to enter Round 3

Round 4 - Click here to enter Round 4

Entry fees

Ticket type

Rounds 1, 2 & 4

Round 3 Cut off
Standard entry Member of Mountaineering Ireland €15.00 £13.50 8:00 pm on the Tuesday before the competition

 

Non-member of Mountaineering Ireland €25.00 £22.50
Late entry €30.00 £27.50 8:00 on the Thursday before the competition

Categories

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

Competition category Year of birth
Youth A Born - 2003 / 2004
Youth B Born - 2005 / 2006
Youth C Born - 2007 / 2008
Youth D - Top-rope Born - 2009 / 2010
Youth E - Top-rope Born - 2011 / 2012

Rules

The rules for the Youth Climbing Series are available via the following link: Updated rules will be available in due course.

A Rough Guide to the Youth Climbing Series is available via the following link: Updated rough guide will be available in due course.

All competitors must have a completed Mountaineering Ireland - Competition Registration Form. The for 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 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 provisional times for each competition group is as follows: 
    • Youth E - 11:00 to 13:00
    • Youth D - 11:30 to 13:30
    • Youth C - 13:00 to 15:00
    • Youth B - 14:30 to 16:30
    • 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 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.
  • All competitors can climb from 11:00 to 17:00. 
  • Competitors can attempt routes in any order they choose.

Qualification for Grand-Final

Competitors' best three results are counted towards the overall ranking and qualification for the 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

 

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