Round four of the Youth Climbing Series has been cancelled.

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 Cancelled Cancelled
Venue Awesome Walls Cork The Dublin Climbing Centre Boulder World Belfast    
Format Bouldering Routes Bouldering    
Standard entry cut-off



8:00 pm



8:00 pm



8:00 pm


Late entry cut-off



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 - Cancelled

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 - Cancelled

Overall results


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