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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.

26th October 2018 (SNBL R1)

30 November 2018

25 January 2019

22 February 2019

3 November 2018 (SNBL R2)

1 December 2018

1 February 2019

1 March 2019

4-18 September 2018

25 September - 9 October 2018

16 October - 30 October 2018

10 November 2018 - Grand Final

2 November 2018

7 December 2018 (SNBL R3)

1 February 2019

8 March 2019

6 January 2019 (SNBL R4)

3 February 2019

3 March 2019

7 April 2019

4 May 2019

27 October 2018

December 2018

23 February 2019 (SNBL R5)

16 March 2019 (SNBL R6)