Junior and Inter-School Climbing Championships

This year's event:
30th June - 7th July 2017

The 2017 North East Junior and Inter-School Climbing Championships will be held at Climb Newcastle between 30th June and 7th July. This individual and inter-school competition for under 18s is one of the biggest junior climbing events held in the UK.

Entry Forms and Information

For school groups:

Please download entry forms here for your entrants and distribute for parental signatures. You will need a 90 minute slot at the centre to climb in - please contact the centre to arrange a slot on 0191 2762174 or by e-mail to abi@climbnewcastle.com. Entry is £10pp.

For individuals:

Download an entry form here to bring along on the day (which also includes a copy of the rules). If you already climb at the centre unsupervised you can come and try the problems any weekday evening during the week after school. There's no need to book a slot, just come on down - a staff member will be on hand to judge and answer questions. Alternatively there will be a supervised session running on the Saturday and Sunday 12:30-2:30pm for participants who would normally come to a coaching session (e.g. rock stars or academy). Booking is required for these sessions. Please note that the academy sessions in the morning on these days will be normal coaching sessions, and will not involve taking part in the competition

The teacher's category - to enter you must be a teacher at a school or college in the region and can climb in an individual slot or with your group if you're bringing one - no need to fill out an entry form, just collect a scorecard when you arrive.

Competition Rules

  • In order to enter the event, competitors should have climbed before or be under the supervision of a Climb Newcastle coach for the duration of their climbing time.
  • Age categories are as follows: Under 9, Under 12, Under 16 and Under 18. Age category is determined through the age of the competitor on the 30th June 2017.
  • There is also a category for school/college teachers – you must be a teacher at a North East school or college (area as stated below).
  • Competitors should be resident in the North East (Northumberland, Tyne and Wear, County Durham or Teeside) or be a student at a North East school or college.
  • Each Problem starts with hands on the marked (taped) handholds.
  • A successful attempt will finish matching the last hold in control with two hands.
  • Volumes and aretes are in on all problems, use them wisely and ask a member of staff if you aren't sure what this means.
  • You have 90 minutes to try the problems. Points are awarded as follows... 10 points for a successful 1st attempt, 7 points for 2nd attempt, 4 points for 3rd attempt & 1 point for any go thereafter.
  • Your scorecard should be countersigned by a staff member or a fellow competitor. Cheating or bending the truth on your scorecard will not be tolerated.
  • Each school is permitted to enter as many individuals as they wish and scores will be pooled with other school members even if they did not attend as part of a school group.
  • School rankings are calculated as the sum of the top 3 individual scores in an age category.
  • Results will be announced online after the event.
  • ● The judge's decision is final.