Irish Schools Climbing Competition 2019

National Schools Climbing Competition 2019

With a growing number of schools regularly participating in indoor climbing activities and with the inclusion of indoor climbing in the 2020 Olympics – The Great Outdoors, Mountaineering Ireland and Awesome Walls have come together to establish a national event for youth climbers.

Last year Awesome Walls Dublin welcomed over 80 schools from all over Ireland and Northern Ireland and 100’s of pupils to the 2nd ever National Schools Climbing Competition – this year we’re ready to receive even more competitors to this Awesome event!

With a format that encourages participation and team work – this event is ideal for both complete beginners looking to try something adventurous and for experienced youth climbers hoping to secure the National Title for their school!

This years format allows schools a chance to select their qualification date and time to suit their availability within a two week window beginning Monday 1st April and finishing on Friday 12th April. The NEW format also ensures every participant gets dedicated time with an instructor to complete the competition routes.

On completion of the Qualification round the top scoring 3 teams from each category will be invited back for the Grand Final taking place on the 8th of May.

Event Categories:

  • Primary – Junior & Senior Infants
  • Primary – 1st & 2nd Class
  • Primary – 3rd & 4th Class
  • Primary – 5th & 6th Class
  • Secondary – Junior Cert
  • Secondary – TY & Leaving Cert

The Main Team event is accompanied by an individual competitor ranking allowing smaller groups or individuals keen to compete a chance to represent their school.

To compete in the Team event Schools should enter teams consisting of 4 climbers.

Each team must consist of participants intending to compete in the same event category. 

Teams can be single or mixed gender.

Schools can field as many teams or individuals as they wish.

The competition will consist of a number of roped climbing and speed climbing challenges.
Enter online before the 13th March to ensure you receive an event t-shirt.

The winning school and team members will receive prizes provided by The Great Outdoors and Awesome Walls

Spot prizes on the Grand Final day and a great atmosphere guaranteed!

Pre-entry essential

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