2018 BMC Youth Climbing Series. Dates, venues & information.


U18 and want to climb with a load of other psyched young climbers? The 2018 BMC Youth Climbing Series is starting soon and will give you the opportunity to do just that!

The Series is a fun climbing competition for young people and is extremely popular with hundreds of young climbers taking part nationwide.

The competition is open to all young people so whether you’re new to climbing, or already have some experience, this could be just the competition for you.


There are three regional rounds in seven BMC areas followed by a Grand Final when the top 3 in each category from each BMC area, and from Scotland and Ireland take part. To be eligible for the Grand Final it is necessary to take part in at least two regional rounds in the BMC area that a climber lives. The regional rounds for Wales are…

Round 1 27 January 2018 Beacon Climbing Centre, Caernarfon
Round 2 3 March 2018 Boulders Climbing Centre, Cardiff
Round 3 24 March 2018 Summit Centre – Rock UK, Merthyr Tydfil
Grand Final 28 April 2018 Edinburgh International Climbing Arena, Ratho

Each round starts at 0930 with registration and climbing starts at around 1000, with each round normally concluding by approx. 1600 – this is totally dependent on the number of entrants in each round and the size of the venue.

Each round comprises 3 routes and 3 boulder problems for each age category.  In age categories A, B and C routes are led. In age categories D and E they are top-roped.

Age categories.

There are five categories, with separate girls and boys competitions, that follow the IFSC (International Federation of Sport Climbing) system based on year of birth. The categories are called Youth A, B, C, D and E and for 2018 these are…

Youth A – those born in 2001 & 2002
Youth B – those born in 2003 & 2004
Youth C – those born in 2005 & 2006
Youth D – those born in 2007 & 2008
Youth E – those born in 2009 & 2010

Entry details.

Online entry is mandatory and the deadline for entries is the Sunday before each round. Please note that entries submitted after that, and entries on the day, will not be accepted.


Further information.

Download the Rough Guide to the BMC Youth Climbing Series HERE
More information on the BMC Youth Climbing Series HERE