2024 brings a new youth cup!

On Saturday 1st June we’ll be hosting the 2nd edition of our youth competition. We’ll have boulders covering Youth E through to Youth A with 10(!) for each category… We’ll have plenty more to announce a bit closer to the time, but for now SAVE THE DATE!!!!

We will need all competitors to book in advance, as soon as it is possible to do so we’ll let you know. The age categories for each are listed below :

Year

of

Event

Year of Birth

Youth E

Youth D

Youth C

Youth B

Youth A

2023

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

2024

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2025

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2026

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

Results from last time out

A big thank you to all those who took part before. We are very proud of how the last event went, and we really hope that all those involved had a good time competing. We will be running the event the same way as previous (exactly the same as the MYCS and YCS).

->   Results Table  <-

Health and Safety

The Climbing Station Staff will be on hand, floor walking and judging to help maintain a safe climbing environment.

There will be red Velcro on the matting marking out the climbing zones. Parents should not enter this.


The Competition

It will be your own responsibility to warm up. There will be 10 boulder problems per category, these will be of varying difficulty, but it is recommended you do problems 1 and 2 first as these will be the easiest.

The competition will be a scramble format meaning you will need to walk between the problems yourself and organize your own strategy. Each problem will have a route judge assigned to it and you will need to hand your scorecard into the judge before climbing. You can have up to three attempts at each problem.

If no upward movement is happening on a problem after 60 seconds, a judge will issue a warning. If no further upwards movement happens the climber will be called down.

Any appeals need to be made promptly to the judge. The head judge’s decision is final.

To start a problem, your hands and feet must all be touching the taped start holds, in control. To finish or ‘top’ a problem you must hold the final hold in control, with both hands. The problem will also have a ‘zone hold’ for this to count you must hold it in control (one hand is sufficient).

The winners of each category will be scored using the following priorities.

  1. Number of tops
  2. Number of zones
  3. Number of attempts at top
  4. Number of attempts at zones

At our discretion we may also do a climb off for first place if appropriate.


After the Competition

Once your climbing slot is over, you will be told to stop climbing. It is important that you finish promptly when told do so and leave the bouldering area so the next group can get started.

We will be announcing the winners and handing out trophies and medals on the day. This will either be in the carpark or another suitable area, weather permitting.

If you have any questions please contact The Climbing Station via email info@theclimbingstation.com

Or by phone

01509217636