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Local climbing competitions

In Scotland we have a vibrant local climbing competition scene. These competition are run by individual climbing wall venues and are made to be as accessible as possible to cater for all ages, levels and abilities across a variety of climbing disciplines.

Competitions types include:

  • Winter Bouldering Series: A series of fun bouldering competitions taking place throughout the winter months by host venues. Great fun for all!

  • Leading Ladder: Usually consists of a timed window (For example: 2 weeks) to complete pre-set competition routes at a climbing host climbing walls, sometimes a final is held too.

  • Charity events: fun climbing comps of various formats raising money for worthy causes.
  • Dry Tooling: These competitions usually entail bouldering and top-roping routes using ice axes and are usually held indoors. They are organised in a similar manner to normal ‘rock climbing’ competitions with height gained giving an increasing number of points. Find out more at the British Tooling Series website.


To find out more about these competitions and when/where they take place, then make to check out our events calendar and be sure to like and follow us on our social media channels, as well as the climbing wall venues near you.

The following climbing walls will hold a series of bouldering competitions through the winter season, some of which have been chosen as rounds for the Scottish National Bouldering League.

Friday 27th October 2017

Friday 24 November 2017 (SNBL Round 2)

Friday 26 January 2018

Friday 23 February 2018

Friday 3rd November 2017

Saturday 2nd December 2017 (SNBL Round 3)

Friday 2nd February 2018

Friday 2nd March 2018

Saturday 28th October 2017 (SNBL Round 1)

Saturday 3rd March 2018

December: Accumulator event

Friday 20th October 2017

Friday 17th November 2017

Friday 23rd February 2018 (SNBL Round 5)

Friday 30th March 2018

Thursday 14th September 2017

Friday 13th October 2017

Thursday 16th November 2017

Saturday 9th December 2017

Saturday 13th January 2018 (SNBL Round 4)

Thursday 15th February 2018

Friday 9th March 2018

Thursday 12th April 2018

Friday 4th May 2018