2012 International Youth Competition Dates

Very, very provisional 2012 EYC dates can be seen in the European Council section of the IFSC website. currently showing a round of the EYC in Edinburgh 26/27May. Same date for Imst Colors. Arco stays in September slot next year while World Youth Championships head to Singapore in August.

William's Malham Success

Well done to William Bosi for ticking his first outdoor 7b+ at Malham last weekend.  William was down working with Robbie Phillips as part of a MCofS backed training weekend and demonstrated his usual tenacity to tick the following routes:-


“Consenting Adults” (7a) – Onsight
“Free and even easier” (7a+) – Flash
“Something Stupid” (7b) – 2nd go
“Space Race” (7b+) – 2nd go


Quickdraw Midyear Report

Here it is to download

Winter Bouldering Series

Climbing walls often run bouldering series over the winter months.  I've posted dates for the Alien Rock and Avertical World series on our calendar. 

Alien Rock series is only open to climbers 14 years + while Avertical World series includes boys and girls categories.  In fact last year's Girls' Champion was our own Gabriella Stewart and the Men Easy Champion was Euan King.

Contact the walls for further information.

Leading Ladder 2011-12

The BMC Leading Ladder kicks off on Saturday 1 October 2011 and runs through to 25 March 2012 at 29 UK walls. This fun lead climbing competition for ages 12+ is a great way to get fit and challenge yourself this winter. There are 2 rounds in Scotland both at EICA 29th Oct - 13th Nov and 11-26 Feb.

Open Lead and Speed Competitions at EICA 15/16 October

EICA will host the first ever British Speed Competition this October.  Scheduled to run the same weekend as the British Lead Climing Championships there will be the usual IFSC Junior and Senior Categories for both events.  There is also a Veterans Category for the Lead Climbing should any parents wish to participate.

Application forms are available to download now from

Youth Open Lead Climbing Competition - EICA:Ratho 30th July

Best of luck to all the Quickdraws taking part in this comp on Saturday.  I'll post results here after the event.

Scottish Youth Bouldering Championships 2011

Saturday 24th September at Transition Extreme, Aberdeen

MCofS is now pleased to support and endorse the Scottish Youth Bouldering Championship as a National Event.

Climbing Format:
The SYBC is operated on a quite different format to the YCS, although the age categories are the same as follows:

YCS Finals - photos

Wolf Mountain had a professional photogapher on hand during the finals.  His photos are available for purchase here

Sport climbing makes 2013 shortlist for 2020 Olympics

Closer to our dreams

On July 4, 2011 the IOC Executive Board announced the sports shortlisted for the 2020 Olympic Games. The announcement was made ahead of the 123rd IOC session in Durban, South Africa.

The sports included are: baseball, karate, roller sports, softball, sports climbing, squash, wakeboard and wushu, one of which could be added to the 2020 summer sports program.

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