Mountaineering Scotland organised the first paraclimbing competition in Scotland in November 2014 hosted at EICA Ratho. For 2016, the event was held alongside the Mountaineering Scotland Scottish National Youth Climbing Championships for an exciting day of inclusive climbing.
The event is part of the British Para Climbing Series organised by the BMC and so members of the GB Para Climbing Team will be there.
You don't have to be doing the series or trying to get onto the GB Team to take part - you don't even have to have climbed before - many people simply come along to enjoy a great day of climbing.
You can check the results of the most recent and previous competitions here.
All categories are operated as an open event available to all
The event is open to non-climbers as well as those more experienced
There are no specific age categories but the minimum age for competing is 12 (in the year of the competition)
1. Using upper and lower limbs (any number)
2. Using upper limbs only
3. Using upper limbs only (that have impairments)
4. Athletes with sensory impairments
5. Athletes with learning disabilities
6. Emotional & behavioural difficulties (EBD)
7. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
8. Autistic spectrum condition (ASC)
9. Mental health support needs
10. Arm amputee
The event comprises a single competition with no qualifying round
Registration starts at 10am, the competition starts at 11am
Competitors can watch each other climb
There will be three boulder problems on which competitors will have three attempts
There will be three routes on which competitors will have one attempt
All boulder problems and routes will be top-roped
Competitors will be given a score card for the routes in their category at registration
Score cards must be handed to the designated judges of each route / boulder problem, who will then sign off the score achieved
The highest (furthest) hold used or held will determine the points awarded
Scores for all routes and problems are totalled to give an overall score
Competitors are responsible for bringing their own
carer and support workers appropriate to the competitor's disability,
to assist them to participate in the event. Mountaineering Scotland is
not responsible for providing support workers appropriate to each
competitorís disability, but the staff and volunteers involved in the
competition will do their best to help and support competitors to
compete the best they can.
Prior registration (all entrants): £10
We cannot accept entry on the day, so please pre-book.
Members and non-members can book their place through the 'Members Portal'. Existing members who are first time users of the portal will need to set up their login via the 'first time access' tab and follow on-screen instructions. Non-members will need to log in to the portal via the 'join us' option, enter their details and follow on-screen instructions, then go straight into the 'events & courses' tab at the top of the page.
If you have trouble call our Admin team on 01738 493942
Please book On-Line at: Members Portal
The Scottish Paraclimb Festival is round one of the BMC/Mountaineering Scotland Paraclimbing Series. The series is spread across Britain and offers paraclimbers a chance to have a go, no matter where they live. You can do your local competition and some or all of the rest of the series.
Paraclimbing Series 2018
Round 1 - 15 September, Edinburgh International Climbing Arena
Round 2 - Westway (tbc)
Round 3 - Newcastle (tbc)
Round 4 - Manchester (tbc)