2018 Young Climbers Festival

30 Aug 2018

Our annual Young Climbers Festival will be held this year on Thursday 30st August. The competition is aimed at young climbers aged 5 – 14 yrs who climb in the Mini Works as part of our weekly clubs, summer holiday sessions or children who use the centre with their parents.

The morning session for 9 - 14 year olds will be run like a ‘mini CWIF’, there will be 20 boulder problems ranging from easy to hard for all ages and abilities to try. Participants will be split into smaller groups attempting the circuit under the supervision of one of our coaches. A final will then take place on the competition wall for the overall top 5 boys & girls. The finals will be followed by a presentation celebrating everyone’s achievements, the winners of each age category plus the overall winners. The main emphasis of the event is still fun and participation with the route setters setting wacky climbs for everyone to enjoy.


Younger climbers taking part in the afternoon competition are invite to come and watch the finals of the older climbers before the start of their competition in the Mini Works during the afternoon. The 5 - 8 year olds will be split into their age groups and have a coach who will help them attempt the 10 climbs set specifically for them. The climbing will be followed by a presentation celebrating everyone’s achievements. 



5 – 6 yrs 

7 – 8 yrs 

(Less than a years of regular climbing experience)

9 – 11 yrs 

12 – 14 yrs 

(Over a year of regular climbing experience)

9 – 10 yrs 

11 – 12 yrs 

13 - 14 yrs 





9 – 14 yrs

Registration & Warm Up: 8:30 – 9:00

Competition: 9:00 – 11:15

Finals: 11:30 – 12:30

Presentation: 12:30 – 13:00


5 – 8 yrs

Registration & Warm Up: 13:30 – 14:00

Competition: 14:00 – 15:30

Presentation: 15:30 – 16:00


All competitors must be registered before the 17th August. You can register online and also view our Summer Holiday Programme here