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

Dates and venues

Round Round 1

Bouldering

Round 2

Routes

Round 3

Bouldering

Round 4

Routes

Competition Date

Sat:17/09/2022 Sat: 08/10/2022 Sat: 22/10/2022 Sat: 05/11/2022

Venue

Boulder World Belfast University of Limerick Gravity Climbing Centre, Dublin The Dublin Climbing Centre
Entry Opens

Monday
15/08/2022
8:00am

Monday
05/09/2022
8:00am

Monday
19/09/2022
8:00am

Monday
03/10/2022
8:00am

Standard entry cut-off

Monday
12/09/2022
8:00pm

Monday
03/10/2022
8:00pm

Monday
17/10/2022
8:00pm

Monday
31/10/2022
8:00pm

Late entry cut-off

Wednesday
14/09/2022
8:00pm

Wednesday
05/10/2022
8:00pm

Wednesday
19/10/2022
8:00pm

Wednesday
02/11/2022
8:00pm

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Entry

  • Entry is only accepted online.
  • Entry per round will open four weeks before the standard cut off date.
  • The cut-off for the Standard entry is 8:00pm on the Monday before the competition.
  • The cut-off for the Late entry is 8:00pm on the Wednesday before the competition.
  • No entries are accepted after 8:00pm on the Wednesday 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 €25.

Click here for more information: New Member Registration

 

Categories

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

Competition category Year of birth
Youth A Born - 2005 / 2006
Youth B Born - 2007 / 2008
Youth C Born - 2009 / 2010
Youth D - Top-rope Born - 2011 / 2012
Youth E - Top-rope Born - 2013 / 2014

 

Rules

The rules and regulations for the Youth Climbing Series are available via the following link: Rules & Regulations - Youth Climbing Series - 2022

A COVID-19 Addendum to the standard YCS Rules will be reinstated should it be required under Government policy.

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 - Bouldering rounds

All categories have two hours to complete eight boulder problems.

CAT.

Registration Opens

Briefing

Climbing Starts

Climbing Finishes

Results Cut-Off

Provisional Results Published

Appeals Close

Final Results Published

Youth E

10:00

10:45

11:00

13:00

13:15

13:30

13:45

14:00

Youth B

11:00

11:45

12:00

14:00

14:15

14:30

14:45

15:00

Youth D

13:00

13:45

14:00

16:00

16:15

16:30

16:45

17:00

Youth C

14:00

14:45

15:00

17:00

17:15

17:30

17:45

18:00

Youth A

16:00

16:45

17:00

19:00

19:15

19:30

19:45

20:00

Note: The competition schedule is subject to change up until, and on the day of the competition.

 

Schedule - Route rounds

Category A - C, Lead Climbing, have three hours to complete four routes.

Category D - E, Top-roping, have two hours to complete four routes.

CAT.

Registration Opens

Briefing

Climbing Starts

Climbing Finishes

Results Cut-Off

Provisional Results Published

Appeals Close

Final Results Published

Youth B

09:30

10:15

10:30

13:30

13:45

14:00

14:15

14:30

Youth E

10:30

11:15

11:30

13:30

13:45

14:00

14:15

14:30

Youth C

12:30

13:15

13:30

16:30

16:45

17:00

17:15

17:30

Youth D

13:30

14:15

14:30

16:30

16:45

17:00

17:15

17:30

Youth A

15:30

16:15

16:30

19:30

19:45

20:00

20:15

20:30

 

Note: - The competition schedule is subject to change up until, and on the day of the competition.

         - Belaying is carried out by suitably experienced parents and coaches.

 

Qualification for Grand-Final

At the end of the last round, each competitor's Series score shall be the aggregate of their three best ranking results in the Series. The top three competitors in each category at the end of the  Series who have competed in at least three rounds will qualify to enter the Grand Final. Youth E are not eligible to attend the Grand Final. 

The Grand-Final will be held in the UK, and will take place on the 26th & 27thNovember. Please see the BMC website for further details.

 

Results

Click here for provisional results: YCS Provisional Results

Click here for official results: YCS Official Results

 

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