BMC Youth Climbing Series 2024

Posted by Zoe Spriggins on 07/06/2024

The BMC Youth Climbing Series is a climbing competition for young people. The series is extremely popular and attracts hundreds of young climbers nationwide.

The competition is open to first-time competitors, as well as experienced competition climbers from categories Youth E to Youth A. See the category table below to see if your child is eligible to enter.

Year

of

Event

Year of Birth

Youth E

Youth D

Youth C

Youth B

Youth A

2024

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2025

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2026

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

There are four regional rounds; two roped and two boulder. Each round consists of eight separate events taking place simultaneously across eight different regions in England and Wales. The series will culminate in a two-day Grand Final where the top three in each category from each BMC region, and from Scotland and Ireland, are invited to take part.

At the end of the last regional round, each competitor's Series score shall be the aggregate of their three best ranking results in the Series. The top three competitors in each category in each region at the end of the regional Series who have competed in at least three rounds will qualify to enter the Grand Final. Youth E are not eligible to attend the Grand Final.

Scotland
Mountaineering Scotland run their own Youth Climbing Series consisting of four rounds, two boulder and two roped. The top three in each eligible category, after the four rounds, will make the Scottish Team and be invited to attend the Grand Final. 

Ireland
Mountaineering Ireland run their own Youth Climbing Series and the top three in each category will be invited to attend the Grand Final.

READ: A rough guide to the Youth Climbing Series

Registration opens on 1 July and closes Monday 12th August at Midday

ENTER HERE

 

Dates: England & Wales

Dates for every round and region in England:

Round 1        14 September -  (boulder)
Round 2        28 September -  (roped)
Round 3        19 October -  (boulder)
Round 4        2 November -  (roped)

Dates for every round in Wales:

Round 1        28 September -  (roped)
Round 2        29 September -  (boulder)
Round 3        19 October -  (boulder)
Round 4        20 October -  (roped)

Welsh translation coming soon

Competitor eligibility
To see if your child is eligible to take part in the series, please see here.

The link above contains the following:

  • Age categories
  • Parent/guardian and spectator requirements
  • Top tips for first-timers

Results
Results will be published below by 5pm on the Monday after each round.

  • View the 2023 results for all rounds here
  • View the 2023 Grand Final results here

Grand Final
The Grand Final is a two-day, invite only event for the top 3 competitors from each category and each region. The Grand Final will have a separate entry price of £65 Competitors must attend both days. 

Day 1                - Saturday 23 November          
Day 2                - Sunday 24 November            

Further details will follow in due course.

Competition timings
The timings for each round will be published below on the Tuesday before each round and emailed to all competitors.

BMC Regions:
Competitors can compete in a region of their choice but MUST compete within the same region throughout the entire series.