Young Climbers Festival 2019

29 Aug 2019

This year we are delighted to be hosting our 9th annual Young Climbers Competition! A competition for 5 - 14 years that is aimed at all abilities. It is a great way for our young climbers to display their talents, or simply to spend a few hours with our coaches on a variety of fun blocs. Everyone is welcome, whether they attend our regular kids club, climb at other walls, or just with their parents.


The event will be split into a morning session for 9-14 years and an afternoon one for 5-8 years. The older competitors will have around 2 hours to get around 20 climbs ranging in difficulty in The Climbing Works. The top 5 male and females will then be invited to our 'CWIF' style final at 11:30am on the RAB competition wall. Anybody is welcome to come and watch this final, including those competing in the afternoon slot. The final will then be followed by a presentation for each age category in which every competitor will be rewarded for their efforts.


The afternoon session for 5-8 year olds will kick off at 1:30pm and will start with a group warm up. The competitors will then have an hour and a half to try the 10 climbs specifically designed for them. The climbing will then again be followed by a presentation and podiums to celebrate 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