Leading Ladder Final

Results here of the final of the 2010 Leading Ladder took place in Leeds on 24th April. Rachel's experience of the Event.

Run in a similar format to the qualifying rounds, the top 10 competitors in each group from around Britain have 6 hours to complete their 5 routes.  Eleanor and Rachel both qualified for the Under 16 Female Recreational category which had 6b+, 6c, 7a, 7b and 7c.

BMC Open Youth Lead Climbing Competition - 24th July, EICA Ratho

EICA will host the next BMC Open Youth Competition on 24th July.  This event will be similar to that held last November at Awesome Walls in Liverpool.  Designed to be a fun and relaxed competition which is open to young competitors born between 1991 and 1998 it will also be used to select the GB team that will compete in the Worlds in September.  Climbers from the French Youth team, who are over that week participating in a joint training camp with the GB Youth team, will also take part.

Volunteers required for YCS Finals, World Youth Championships and British Lead Climbing Championships

There are three top level BMC managed competitions running at EICA this year and they all require a raft of volunteers to make them run smoothly.  You will normally get lunch and refreshments throughout the day and there might even be a free t-shirt up for grabs. If you can help with registration, general administration, running, rope carrying, videoing, judging or belaying at any of these events please let Avril know at


The Climbing Academy is coming to Glasgow!!

 The Climbing Academy which boasts one of the biggest bouldering walls in the UK located in Bristol, has announced it has acquired a site in Portman Street, Glasgow. Work is due to start in June opening 4 months later. Read all about it on their website.

YCS Round 2 Glasgow

Full results and rankings are on the MCofS website but well done to the Quickdraws that made it onto the podium, Andrew, Megan, William and Robert for coming first in their categories, Jamie and Ally for second and finally, Abi, Gabs, Lewis and Rory (one of our new members) for third!! Podium shots and photos from the day are in Competition Gallery


New Quickdraws

I am pleased to announce that we have 4 new members joining us this month. You may have met them at the January Jonny & Natalie mentoring session. They are Eilidh Vass Payne, Harry Miles, Jodie Brown and Rory Whyte. Eilidh unfortunately broke her arm recently, but the others are all taking part at the YCS on Saturday so please make them and their families welcome. I look forward to reading their web profiles.


Scottish Youth Bouldering Championship 2010

The SYBC, held at Transition Extreme in Aberdeen this year was a really fun day. Full results here well done to William for winning gold, Angus for silver, Ishbel, Gabs, Lewis and Abi for bronze and so close for Euan and Robert not to be on the podium too!!

UKClimbing website article about it 

Photos can be seen in the Competition Gallery



YCS Round 1 Results and photos

 Round 1 scores are posted on the MCofS website, you can see how close some of the categories were. Congrats to Jamie, William and Robert for topping their sections and to Andrew, Lewis, Gabs, Megan and Abi for their podium places. Podium shots and other photos from the day are in the Competitions Gallery


BRYCS Climber of the Month for January- William Bosi

BRYCS Climber of the Month for January was William Bosi,

pictured here with Angus and Robert. Well done William!! 

Psyched! Edition 2

The latest Psyched! newsletter from the BMC Competition Committee can be downloaded here.  Lots of insider experience from members of the GB Climbing and Bouldering Teams, information on recent competitions and dates for 2010 comps.  See how many Quickdraw members and Associates you can spot in the Ratho EYS photo p17.

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