Irish Youth Climbing Series registration now open

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Young climbers of all levels and abilities born from 2005 to 2014 are invited to register for this year’s Irish Youth Climbing Series with Round 1 to be held on Saturday, 17 September 2022.

Participants will be put into five categories ranging from Youth A (born 2005/06) to Youth E (born 2013/14) and take on boulder challenges – known as ‘problems’ – and route climbing obstacles in the Series, which consists of four rounds in total to be held at venues in Belfast, Limerick and Dublin. The event is family-friendly and a great opportunity to meet and make new friends. Participants work together, support their peers and encourage one another in their attempts to solve the ‘problem’ rather than the focus being on competing with each other, making it a unique and pleasant experience for all involved.

Round 1 will take place at Boulder World Belfast with the standard cut-off for registration on Monday, 12 September at 8pm sharp. Round 2 will be hosted at the University of Limerick on 8 October, while Rounds 3 and 4 will both be held in the capital at Gravity Climbing Centre and Dublin Climbing Centre on 22 October and 5 November, respectively.

At the end of the last round, each competitor’s Series score will be calculated as the aggregate of their three best ranking results in the Series. The top three competitors in each category at the end of the Series, who have competed in at least three of the four rounds, will qualify to enter the Grand Final which will be held in the UK from 26-27th November.

Entry is accepted only online on Eventbrite and competition forms can be downloaded from the Mountaineering Ireland website. Cost per entry is €15 for Mountaineering Ireland members and €25 for non-members.

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