MCofS Youth Climbing Series

YCS 2013

Series Round's Results & National Finals

The Competition Squad 2013

The MCofS 2013 YCS was supported by:

Fun Climbing Competitions for Beginners to Experts
For Kids aged 8yrs - 17yrs

2014 Scottish YCS Rounds

Dates and venues are now confirmed for the series of 3 rounds across scotland for 2014

Make a note of them in your diary

2014 Application Form

The YCS 2013 Scottish Results and Report can be found from the link on the right


The Results of each YCS Round will be posted here as they come in





This year’s climbing competitions for young people in Scotland are being held at the venues and on the dates posted below.

There has been a few important changes to the 2014 series as follows:

1. Youth C Category will now lead their climbs, as Youth B and Youth A already do. Youth D and Youth E will continue to top-rope their routes

2. We have adopted IFSC competition scoring: there will no longer be scoring for merely touching a hold. This means that a hold will have to be held to count for a score. Moving off a hold will still count for a score, but touching a hold will add nothing more to that score.

3. A time limit of 6 minutes will be introduced for both routes and boulder problems.

4. Boulder problems will no longer have ‘Spotters’.

5. NOTE: We will no longer be demonstrating boulder problems or routes.


  • Regions (2014):
  • There are 2 different regions.  Climbers resident across the north and west should attend the North Region Series. Those resident in the central belt and south should attend the South Region Series. Climbers resident in the Perthshire & Angus areas (in the middle!) should decide which area best suits them.
  • The dates of the rounds are the same this year for the North Region and the South Region so you can only compete in one region - the region you are resident in. Your application form will allow you to indicate which region you are competing in. This will be the region you will potentially be a member of as a Scottish Team member for the National Finals.
  • When selected to the Regional Team, you will be considered as a MCofS SCottish Junior Climbing Squad member and will be eligible for attendance at MCofS Youth Academies for the year. 
  • Age Categories (2014): 

    We have adopted the IFSC age categories for the YCS, which means there are 5 age categories based on the year that a young person is born and each age category covers a 2 year period. For each category there will be a separate male and female competition. The age categories are:

    Youth A: for those born in the years 1997 and 1998
    Youth B: for those born in the years 1999 and 2000
    Youth C: for those born in the years 2001 and 2002
    Youth D: for those born in the years 2003 and 2004
    Youth E: for those born in the years 2005 and 2006

  • Leading and top-roping:

The older age categories (children born in 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2002) will lead their routes, whilst the younger age categories will top-rope their routes. You can find out more about what the differences are in the MCofS Booklet "Children.... Information for Parents"


MCofs Youth Climbing Series 2014: Scotland


Scotland North Venue
Scotland South Venue
Round 1
8th February 2014
Inverness Leisure
Glasgow Climbing Centre
Round 2
1st March 2014
Transition Extreme, Aberdeen
The Peak, Stirling
Round 3
29th March 2014
The Ice Factor, Kinlochleven
The Pleasance, University of Edinburgh


British Final
28th June 2014
EICA Ratho
NOTE: date tbc


Competition Entry Application Forms (2014) will be available in January 2014:


MCofS Members can book and pay On-line through the Membership Login Page. once logged in, search for 'events'. Previous YCS competitors will be sent details of the Login process.

Members wishing to pay by cheque, PayPal or Credit Card, should complete the relevent section of the Application Form below and can either post it to the MCofS or email it to MCofS Admin


Application Forms for the 2014 YCS are available to download from here. Members not wishing to use the Memberhsip Login can use the forms below.

YCS 2014 APPLICATION (word doc) (unavailable at present - sorry) 


  • Please download the application form and complete all the details and send to: YCS2014, The MCofS, The Old Granary, West Mill Street, Perth PH1 5QP
  • Note that applications will only be accepted from non-members by post with the Consent section signed and dated
  • Don't forget to send a cheque for the appropriate amount with your application and have your parents or guardians sign the application
  • If you decide to pay by Paypal or credit card, remember you must still send the application form by post to us as well
  • if you have any problems contact either Jane or Denise or Mike on 01738 493 942