Round four of the Youth Climbing Series has been rescheduled to take place on Saturday 26th of September at the Dublin Climbing Centre.

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

Dates and venues

Round 1 2 3 4 5 - Grand Final
Date 25/01/2020 08/02/2020 07/03/2020 26/09/2020 Cancelled
Venue Awesome Walls Cork The Dublin Climbing Centre Boulder World Belfast The Dublin Climbing Centre  
Format Bouldering Routes Bouldering Routes  
Standard entry cut-off



8:00 pm



8:00 pm



8:00 pm



8:00 pm

Late entry cut-off



8:00 pm



8:00 pm



8:00 pm



8:00 pm



  • 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 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


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


The rules for the Youth Climbing Series are available via the following link: Rules - Youth Climbing Series - 2020

All competitors must have a completed Mountaineering Ireland - Competition Registration Form. The form 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 provisional times for each competition group are 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.


Round 1

Round 2

Round 3

Round 4


Important information regarding cookies

This site requires cookies, which are small text files that the site puts on your computer, to operate. These cookies help us provide a better service to you. We use these cookies to track general user traffic information and to help the site function properly. Cookies are used by approximately 92% of all sites on the internet.