High Sports Is Hosting The Youth Climbing Series 2017

High Sports Is Hosting The Youth Climbing Series 2018

High Sports are delighted to be hosting 2 of the qualifying rounds for the BMC Youth Climbing Series 2017. We are privileged to be part of such a fantastic competition which provides young people from all corners of the country the opportunity to compete at a high level.

The Future of Climbing

Climbing is in the limelight and is seeing global exposure this year after being selected as a sport for the 2020 Olympics. We are proud and honoured to be hosting the Youth Climbing Series which is expected to pave the way for many Team GB athletes to come!

High Sports are playing a role in introducing all sorts of people to climbing. With our motto ‘Everyone Can Climb’ we have seen an uptake of the sport by those with physical and mental disabilities, children as young as 4 and adults up to the age of 85 (though there is no limit)! We are very pleased to be influencing the future of climbing, to be a part of the ever increasing popularity of the sport and very much hope it continues for years to come.

What is the BMC Youth Climbing Series?

The Youth Climbing Series is a fun competition which provides young climbers across the country to the opportunity to compete. The series is incredibly popular and receives entrants in the hundreds from all regions across the country.


(Photo: A young competitor in the 2011 BBCs. Photo Alex Messenger from The BMC)

How does the BMC Youth Climbing Series Work?

Video of the BMC Youth Climbing Series Final 2016: https://youtu.be/LOtU23W5emg

There are 3 rounds in each region.

Each round starts at 9:30 and climbing begins at around 10:00. Each round is completed by around 16:00 (depending on number of entrants and the venue size).

There are 5 categories, split by girls and boys and separated into categories by date of birth The categories are called Youth A, B, C, D and E. These will be published soon by the International Federation of Sport Climbing


(Photo: Youth Climbing Series 2016 from The BMC)

What regions are included?

The following regions are where you can expect to find qualifying rounds for the BMC Youth Climbing Series:
South West
London & SE North
London & SE South
Midlands & Peak
North East & Yorkshire
North West & Lakes

(Image: YCS New Regions from The BMC)

Changes to regional boundaries: There have been some changes to the regional boundaries. Please view The BMC’s article for further information about how this might affect you.



For further information on venues by region please visit The BMC

More information to come – Stay tuned!

With sites in Alton, Hampshire Basildon, Essex Brighton, East Sussex - Buckingham, Bucks - Crawley, West Sussex - Elmbridge, Surrey - Guildford, Surrey  - Kidderminster, Worcs Wycombe, Bucks - we're everyone's friendly local climbing wall!